I just ran out and want to buy a box to brine, smoke, slice and vacuum pack I live in Lecanto Florida and am shocked at the prices I have been quoted for a box. Seems 4 to 5 dollars. can anyone direct me or advise me-- I tried emailing a wholesale house in Tampa an did not get any response. :)
I was given 30 pounds of bellys 3 years back
SmokingMeatForums.com Top Picks
That sounds expensive for bellies. Did you contact a butcher and ask them to order a case for you. Generally takes 2 or 3 days but I generally get a good price since they are not holding it and taking a chance on selling it. Restaurant Depot had bellies at $ 2.65 lb yesterday
Ya know my planning does not seem too good. I was smoking bacon last August in the hot heat at night and I looked yesterday and could only find one pkg. in the freezer. But of course its getting warm now again.
I am thinking this time I won't be so lucky on prices either...... or slicing or cryo pac'ing.
Maybe have to buy a vac-seal this time.
You know When ya add up all the equipment, that "less expensive" justification sort of blows out the window.......LOL BUT MUST SMOKE BACON>>>> BACON GUD!!!!
I'm out also and if I don't do them in the next couple of weeks it'll be too hot, even at night
I'm going to Toledo Bend Wed and I'll try and pass through Eunice. Eunice has a pretty big butcher that normally has nice bellies in the display case, if not they should be able to hold a couple for me till Friday.
Have you tried the butcher at Walmart/Sams? I assure you they can get them, and should be at normal market price. BUT you may have to buy a case. <shrugs>
- 119 Posts. Joined 10/2013
- Location: Richmond Burbs, Va
- Points: 12
- Select All Posts By This User
We all may as well get used to it. ALL this is gonna go up, up, up. Beef in particular. I found some eye round and chuck roast @ 3.99 and bought 4 of each. I'll grind the chuck as needed and smoke/roast the eye but make it last. Stuff I've heard is 20-40% increase in short order. $.02
I have no problem with a case quantity; but the best price I could find was 3.85 at a butcher and--super wal mart was a bit over $5 for a case. I found a restaurant depot in tampa and Orlando Florida and I cant seem to find any meat or cod cut products listed,. I must be missing something. :)
I'd go in Monday throw that down and demand they double your wages! Well you have to get a little ahead for your self too don't ya? You want a raise because the bellies are going up! yeah yeah that's the ticket! Check the pork belly prices in the commodities, Sell! Sell! Sell its a run!