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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Talking to a friend this past weekend and he mentioned that he had to go home and butcher a hog. I asked what he planned on doing with the belly. He said, "Grind it up into sausage because we don't know what else to do with it." I said I'd happily give them a little homemade bacon in return for the belly, and he said he'd save it for me. I'll see if he comes through.

If so, I'll probably have a thread on "Makin' Bacon".
post #2 of 13
That would be sweet to score that.
post #3 of 13
Offer him a 12-Pack of his favorite beer and I bet you he'll jump!

Dang Dude, this is easily 15+ pounds of finished bacon!

Good Luck!


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post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Eh, give him a couple years, he's only 19. He's a friend of my youngest brother (who is 2 years older than him), and that's how we became friends so he is quite a bit younger than me. We go hunting together quite a bit. I think he'd be happy to just have some good bacon in return though.

ETA, Still a good suggestion on the beer if he wasn't under-age.
post #5 of 13
Are you kidding - he will take that 12 pack out of your hands faster than you can whistle LOL -

Nice score if you can get it
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well, to be honest, I'm not even sure that he drinks. He's a pretty good kid. Hard worker, close-to-home, etc.
post #7 of 13
I was a "Good Kid" at that age too, but give me a Beer and I turned into a "Bad Boy"!!!

Possibly another incentive would more appropriate, but find something that would catch his attention.


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post #8 of 13
I am betting that if you give some of the bacon he will be giving you a belly every time he butchers just to have you make him some more each time!

post #9 of 13
Since there is two sides on that ol hog, teach him how to make bacon in exchange for one of those sides. A win-win for the both of you-it may mean that you would have to put the smoke to for him but what are friends for!biggrin.gif
post #10 of 13
I think I would just make some bacon out of the bellies and then give him some after all that would be the friendly thing to do. Now he will give you the belly and you just have to cure it and smoke it and then enjot it. So let your buddy enjoy some too. Then maybe he will give you some more the next time he gets another hog.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Why would I want to do that? Then I won't have any grounds for blackmailing him into giving me more bellies. icon_mrgreen.gif

No, he said that they could probably do it, they just don't have the time and patience to make bacon.

That's the plan. I said I return some of the belly in bacon form.
post #12 of 13
I agree with you & mballi (Mark).
You'll get between 8 and 14 lbs of belly from a side. Give him some good Smokey Bacon, and you'll get a belly every time they butcher----Maybe both bellies next time !!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

post #13 of 13

So whatever happened to the end of this saga?

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