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Pork sides

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I am wanting to try smoking bacon. Checking around I found just 1 place I could but a fresh side for $2.49/lb. Is that a fair price? Also how much do they shrink?

JC1947

post #2 of 4

JC,

$2.49 is pretty good. In the last two years, I have paid no less than $1.99, and no more than about $3.

 

I warm smoke & I think I only lose about 10% to 15% (all water weight), and cold smokers (under 100˚) lose even less.

 

 

Bear

post #3 of 4

Is it cured yet???

 

Looks like a good price...

 

  Craig

post #4 of 4

The best I have found is $2.27 per pound, for frozen bellie with the rind on.

That is at Cash & Carry here on the west coast.

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