How much do you pay for your butts?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rio_grande, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    I saw a sale at Kroger butts for .99lb, Good price I think. How long will the butts keep in the freezer?
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a good price. Sam's Club here has had them for $1.49 recently. I wrap in plastic wrap, then in butcher paper and have had them be just fine after 8 months in the freezer.
     
  3. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    for sure a good price.
    I have paid as high as 1.69 when pork prices were
    up and I had to make sausage for orders I had.
    I buy mine from local butcher and he always gives them to me
    just a little over cost and they are always very nice butts.
     
  4. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    The rule in our house growing up was pork in a non-frost-free freezer is good for minimum 6 months.

    Fortunately, it never made that long anyway.

    In a frost free freezer, maybe a bit shorter? More risk of freezer burn.
     
  5. davidmcg

    davidmcg Meat Mopper

    Sale price around here 99 cents a pound and regular price is $1.29 a pound.
     
  6. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    .99 here at a local small store. I vac seal them and they are good for a long time. I just got a chuckie out that was there since 07 (got lost in the bottom of freezer [​IMG] ) and it tasted just like a fresh one off a cow [​IMG] ..
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I get them for .99 cents a lb on sale most of the time
     
  8. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I get mine at Sam's club. It is a 2 pack anywhere between 11 to 15 lbs in general. They are about 1.50 per pound.
     
  9. darrin

    darrin Meat Mopper

    I wait and get them for $.99/lb on sale.
     
  10. butt smoker

    butt smoker Newbie

    .89 per pound in Alamogordo NM. Gots to be able to make them there tamalies.
     
  11. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    most of the time I buy on sale .99lb @ cash and carry. They are vacuumed pack in twos. Cases average 45 to 50lbs if I'm feeling real piggy i'll just grab a case, easier to carry [​IMG]
     
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    On sale, 99 cents otherwise price be 1.68 fer butss, shoulder runs bout a dime less. When they have a sale, an it ain't very offen, I stock up, usually a 100 pounds er more. Can get a shoulder sometimes on clearence cheap.
     
  13. rio_grande

    rio_grande Smoking Fanatic

    Well with a pending 60lb of sausage to grind and case (as soon as I decide on a grinder) and the up coming cooking season I went with 85 lb, if the check book will allow I will pick up a couple more 2 packs on the way home tomorrow.. These were fresh and had not been frozen. Norrmal price is $1.89 so almost half price. I tossed one in the fridge marinating to go in the smoke tomorow!!

    Pretty happy I found this!!
     
  14. Just bought a two pak here in n.c. at 99. a lb.
     
  15. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    Since I reside in an area that has plenty of markets that cater to the Hispanic community, I've been able to catch butts on sale for $.88 lb. Most times the larger chains have their sale @ $.99 lb. Also according to the FoodSaver book, storage life for beef, pork, lamb and poultry is 2-3 years.
     
  16. I guess I'm lucky to live in Iowa because I just bought half of a hog for $50 plus $30 to process. Not sure on the total weight but the shoulder alone was 18 pounds.
     
  17. john dice

    john dice Smoke Blower

    around the 2 dollar range everywhere I have looked in Oregon. I was quick to pick up some buts when I saw them on sale for 1.20
     
  18. chadtower

    chadtower Fire Starter

    Jesus everything seems to cost so much more in MA.
     
  19. smokeguy

    smokeguy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just got back from Sam's and he said they were $1.53 last week. They're $1.28 this week. And $1.03 by the case.
     
  20. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Almost everyone around has shoulders on sale for .99 lb this week. The last time I bought butts it was either 1.29 or 1.79 lb (can't remember).
     

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