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Trouble getting Pork Butts.

ryanttryantt Posts: 2,338
Anyone else having a hard time finding pork butts?  My local club stores seem to be out, or they only have 2packs.  


XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
Massillon Ohio 
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  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 3,213
    A friend was at GFS two weeks ago and they said they received their last shipment!  No idea when they would get more.  We each bought 4.
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,338
    @kl8ton smart move getting 4 of them.  Who knows when this pork shortage will end.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,980
    Costco hasn't had any in awhile, my local Kroger always has 5-6 in their case. 
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 22,919
    No issues with the suppliers at the local Kroger, as well. He!! their supply of brisket flats is approaching record quantity as well.  I'm not advocating the flats, just offering information.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,559
    lousubcap said:
    No issues with the suppliers at the local Kroger, as well. He!! their supply of brisket flats is approaching record quantity as well.  I'm not advocating the flats, just offering information.  FWIW-
    Haven’t seen flats for some time, but last Wed Kroger here ran a big ad for BOGO chuck roasts. I normally jump on that sale and load up so as to grind my own beef for burgers, meat loaf etc. I went there 4 days in a row and all they had were bins and bins of round steak and beef butts. I asked and they said their trucks just didn’t have any. Finally on Sunday I scored 4 chucks, but the rest of them must have been cut from tanners which escaped the leather couch line,
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  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 682
    Just got some last week at Costco. There were the usual amount of them in the case.

    I do wish Costco would carry the bone-in kind, but ...
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,384
    OhioEgger said:
    Just got some last week at Costco. There were the usual amount of them in the case.

    I do wish Costco would carry the bone-in kind, but ...
    I have never understood why Costco would sell boneless butts. Apparently their market research has shown them that boneless is what their customers prefer. They probably won't ever change until the customers stop buying the boneless. It is a shame that that don't sell the bone in ones.
    Birmingham, AL
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,902
    plenty here, wings are another story, havent seen them since march
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,338
    @fishlessman now that you mention it, wings and chicken breast have been a little scarce. I sure hope things get back to normal soon. 
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,781
    RRP said:
    lousubcap said:
    No issues with the suppliers at the local Kroger, as well. He!! their supply of brisket flats is approaching record quantity as well.  I'm not advocating the flats, just offering information.  FWIW-
    Haven’t seen flats for some time, but last Wed Kroger here ran a big ad for BOGO chuck roasts. I normally jump on that sale and load up so as to grind my own beef for burgers, meat loaf etc. I went there 4 days in a row and all they had were bins and bins of round steak and beef butts. I asked and they said their trucks just didn’t have any. Finally on Sunday I scored 4 chucks, but the rest of them must have been cut from tanners which escaped the leather couch line,

     I was checking those out for pepper stout... they were cut 1/2" thick so i passed.
      They did have a full pull of pork butts $1.99 lb
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • Pork butts at my Costco were $1.79 Sunday. Cheapest they’ve been in a while and they had plenty of them. 
  • chipcchipc Posts: 1
    Try your local Save A Lot, two weeks ago .99 lb.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,450
    from a town 21 miles away:

    https://jandrmarket.com/Home/JandRmarket
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  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,384
    edited July 2020
    Butts are still readily available around my location. Smaller stores seem to have better stock.
    Birmingham, AL
  • Weird, my Costco sells bone-in butts by the 2-pack. Haven't bought in a while but last I purchased, I think 16-17lbs (2 butts) was around $30. 
  • Just picked one up after work at Sam’s Club on Portage St (N Canton, OH). The only have them in single packs.  The meat dept guy put out about 10  The meat and seafood coolers seemed well stocked.
    Large BGE, Cookshack Smokette, Weber Genesis Gold, and Weber Smokey Joe
    Canton, Ohio
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  • G_SG_S Posts: 61
    edited July 2020

    North West Louisiana 

    They are on sale at Krogers thus week....

    Got one seasoning in the fridge right now to cook over night Saturday for Sunday dinner.





    On a side note, I have not scene PAM on the shelves in a LONG time, toilet paper, paper towels, meats.... but no Pam....




  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,338
    @Paul_in_Canton I’ll head up this morning.  Last few times we went, nothing...maybe it had to do woth it being close to the 4th.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,208
    We seem to have plenty here in Southern Wisco. Costco, supermarkets and one of the butchers I use all look to have good supplies of them. 
    LBGE (still waitin' for my free T-Shirt), DIgiQ DX2 (In Blue, cause it's the fastest), Heavy Duty Kick Ash Basket, Mc Farland, WI. :glasses:  B)
    If it wasn't for my BGE I'd have no use for my backyard...
  • Costco hasn't had any in awhile, my local Kroger always has 5-6 in their case. 

    I’ve got an 8 lb butt on the Egg now that I bought From Kroger on Memorial Day that was marked down to $6.00. 

  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 175
    All cuts are available here in St. Louis. It was tough a few months ago though.
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,348
    picked up several yesterday at King Soopers (Colorado brand for Kroger) for $1.29 a pound.
  • KiterToddKiterTodd Posts: 2,451
    I was in a Maryland Costco last week and didn't notice any shortage.  They had full cases of their usual 2 packs.  Wish I had a bigger freezer... I'd stock some away for a rainy day.
    LBGE/Maryland
  • DocObbinsDocObbins Posts: 28
    Food Lion stores in Va Beach and OBX areas have bone-in butts this week @ $.99/lb
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