For bacon: pork belly prices are high, trying boston butt (for buckboard version of bacon)

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by midtownbistro, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. midtownbistro

    midtownbistro Fire Starter

    Aug 18, 2011

    So last month (July) I was able to find pork belly at a butcher for $1.50 / lb.  I go back yesterday to buy another 30 lbs and now he's not stocking it and having to place advance orders.  My new price is $2.94 / lb!!!  I nearly fell over.

    I am going to try buckboard bacon, which research that says "any other cut of meat (loin, butt) that is cured and used for bacon-like purposes, such as Canadian bacon (loin) or buckboard bacon (butt).  Butt is selling for $1.70 / lb.

    I am using Morton's Tenderquick and maple syrup/brown sugar/spices, and going to cold smoke using the AMNPS.

    Will update y'all in a week.

    Jeff
     
  2. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Been doing buckboard for years just for that reason.

    I bought some belly 3 weeks ago and had to give 3.89 a#

    That sux
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    You'll love it! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. X2
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    BBB is good stuff!
     
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    i meke BBB for that same reason.........i butterfly the but and edge it up and it gives me slices just like belly but meatier.
     
  7. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    X3 or 4.......
     

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