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How much to charge per pound of smoked pork butt.

post #1 of 5
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I've done small parties in the passed for friends, A friend's uncle asked me to smoke pork butt  for his party, he also said for me to name my price. I don't want to rape him, but I also don't want to take a loss as well.  I've gone on the internet to see what people charge per pound. Most people get 8  to 12 dollars a pound, now the question I have would  be, is that price the cost of the meat and smoking it? or is that just smoking it and they pay for the meat?  If anyone has comments on this please pass it on thanks.

 

I've attached a pic from my friends wedding 11 9.5 pounds pork butt.

 

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post #2 of 5

I would charge $10.00 per LB cooked weight. That is for the meat only.

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 5

A reputable BBQ joint by me charges $10.95/lb for pulled pork.  The only reason I know that is because the mother in law was thinking of purchasing it for a party, before I talked her into me doing it for her.   

 

You'd want to be in that general range 8-12, but that takes everything into consideration (your time, meat, fuel,rehydration(beer,etc))

post #4 of 5

when you charge by the Lb. Usually you buy the meat and smoke it and sell it by the Lb.

 Remember Butts loose about 30% weight when smoked an pulled.

 So a 3 oz portion for 50 people would be 150 oz finished product. or  200 oz of raw meat.

post #5 of 5

Folks around my parts charge $8-9.00 per pound...but that is not restaurants....these are folks that smoke at home and compete.

 

Kat

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