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

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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

post #2 of 7

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

post #3 of 7

You'll love it! drool.gificon14.gif

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You'll love it! drool.gificon14.gif



X2

 

post #5 of 7

BBB is good stuff!

post #6 of 7

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.

post #7 of 7

X3 or 4.......

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