Boston Butt Prices

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mr mac, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Today I hit the Winco down in Medford to scoop up a pair of butts for Joe's graduation potluck dinner. I found a nice pair all neatly tied up for $1.68/pound and I got to wondering what prices others pay.

    So, what do you pay in your next of the woods?
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well I can't say what they are normally around here but just today I found my very first true ones and they were an amazing $1.19lb, but I know that is not a normal price from what I have read.
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We usually pay .99 on sale, but lately there have been some for .87 on sale. These are bone-in, but the bone is very small and pulls right out when smoked.
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fom now to summer around here they'll be .99 -1.19 a pound on sale someplace. Come summer if you can find one it will be closer to 2 bucks.
  5. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I buy them buy the case and usually pay around a buck a pound
    doesnt usually vary more than a few cents one way or the other
    usually get about 12 to a case, 2 per cyrovac and usually around 70# per case
  6. I pay $1.19 lb from my local butcher (fresh cuts)
  7. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    a $1.19 here in wyoming when on sale. and they always go on sale
  8. jjmrascal

    jjmrascal Smoke Blower

    I just did a large BBQ for church and had to really shop around b/c every place wanted over $2 a pound![​IMG]! I ended up at Sam's Club with a case price of $1.02 per pound.[​IMG]. Normally I wait for a sale of around .99 a pound or so and it can usually be had.

    Mr. Mac, I agree with you...He is risen indeed!
  9. On sale at a local Ingles for $0.88 per lb here in North GA.
  10. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Around SE Michigan.

    Kroger: .99 (sale w/card) up to 2.19, averaging 1.59 lb. on any given day
    Meijer: Always 1.59 or more, I've never seen it cheaper there.

    Other grocers and butchers range from 1.19 (sale days) to 2.59/lb with the average price being about 1.59/lb.
  11. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    90 - 94 cents per lbs is pretty much the usual where I get them from.
  12. jeffesonm

    jeffesonm Smoke Blower

    $.99/lb in NJ
  13. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i haven't paid over a buck/lb in quite some time..........last sale was $.78.
  14. gregandlaurie

    gregandlaurie Fire Starter

    .79 at local butcher store
  15. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I only do bone in butts

    At a local butcher shop who raises their own pigs, and slaughters the meat to order $2.09 to $2.19 lb. Freshest, and nicest butts I have worked with. I buy these for special smokes(b-days, small parties, etc).

    At some grocers on my way home - $.99 to $1.19 lb. good meat, and the price is right(I use these for larger parties, and just the regular weekend smoke)

    I dont buy the injected "enhanced" pork, but I see it for well under $1.00 lb.

    I dont like to pay for water/saline, and I want to be the one injecting my butts with my injection.
  16. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    .99 a lb is about tops what i pay for butts . Twin cryovac pkg.
  17. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    I am able to get them for .99 per lb but that is usually win packs, non-enhanced. I have a single I got for .88 biut it says "up to 12% solution may be added..."
  18. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In Portland, OR Safeway has bone in shoulder (AKA - butt's) for 0.99 per lb. if you get it in the bag (might have to ask the meat guy for a bagged one).
  19. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In northeast Florida I can get bone in butts from anywhere from .88 lb to 1.38lb depending on where you buy you but them. The prices I quoted was resturant depot and sam's warehouse.
  20. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just paid $1.29 per lb in Des Moines. They were on sale from $1.89. Bone-in Boston Butts

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