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For bacon: pork belly prices are high, trying boston butt (for buckboard version of bacon)


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Joined Aug 2, 2011
Aug 18, 2011

So last month (July) I was able to find pork belly at a butcher for $1.50 / lb.  I go back yesterday to buy another 30 lbs and now he's not stocking it and having to place advance orders.  My new price is $2.94 / lb!!!  I nearly fell over.

I am going to try buckboard bacon, which research that says "any other cut of meat (loin, butt) that is cured and used for bacon-like purposes, such as Canadian bacon (loin) or buckboard bacon (butt).  Butt is selling for $1.70 / lb.

I am using Morton's Tenderquick and maple syrup/brown sugar/spices, and going to cold smoke using the AMNPS.

Will update y'all in a week.



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Joined Apr 8, 2007
Been doing buckboard for years just for that reason.

I bought some belly 3 weeks ago and had to give 3.89 a#

That sux


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BBB is good stuff!


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Joined Sep 13, 2009
i meke BBB for that same reason.........i butterfly the but and edge it up and it gives me slices just like belly but meatier.

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