For me it was just for fun and to try it, maybe someone will chime in soon as to costs.I know this post is 'older', but I was looking into making some bacon and came across buck board bacon. I have made some belly bacon before with my grandpa in his smoke house, but I don't think we ever made any out of a pork butt. (If he did, I don't remember...)
Anyway, being in S. Texas, I don't get much opportunity to make this during the year, so I plan to sick this one in the recipe vault and save for winter time. At least I get a long time to watch for butt sales :)
I think I'll try to make enough to last my family all year.
One question, in case anyone is still following this thread. Do you think I'll save $$ by making bacon vs buying it in the store? Sometimes I know making things at home are more expensive and I justify that by the difference in quality and controlled environment, but this time, I'm just curious.