Had to make a 30 mile trip to get some bellies. I was originally quoted $1.99 but was suprised when I was charged $1.79 per lb. I was so happy I ended up getting about 16lbs of pork butt. So, I've got regular bacon and bbb in the fridge curing using both Tender Quick and Sugar Cure to see which I like better. It weighed out at 20lbs total. Pics to follow during smoking day.
I helped butcher pigs when I was younger, but I was a bit perplex trying to butterfly the pork butt. I usually just grind it for deer sausage so I don't pay much attention to anything other than getting the bone out. So, is there a "right" or best way to butterfly the butt for BBB?
Also, is there a standard direction for slicing bacon? I squared my bellies up mostly so they'd fit in a quart or gallon bag, but I am wondering which way to slice and hang them for that matter.
Any help is appreciated.