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Pork Belly Score

Discussion in 'Bacon' started by link, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I was at Costco last night and wanted to get some pork belly (I already have two in the freezer but I try to pick them up when I can). They have been $2.99 a pound for a bit now but yesterday they had it for $2.69 a pound with a $4.50 instant rebate!

    I got two 9 1/2 lb bellies they were $25 and some change each. When I got home I looked at the receipt and one rang up at $16.99 and they missed the second one completely.

    I felt bad at first but it is not that close and I did not want to go back and point out their mistake. So I got 20 lbs of pork belly for $17.00. Guess I will start some Bacon tonight.

    Not to shabby.
    Link
     
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  2. CSR

    CSR Fire Starter

    I thought this was going to be a thread on how to properly prepare the fat cap of the belly...

    I scored a belly on the same deal (but paid the actual retail). Still toying with bacon vs burnt ends vs full preparation of whole smoked PB.....
     
  3. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Lol...I am sure you feel bad enough that the next time you are there you will buy a package of water for $25 to make it up...nice score.
     
  4. torp3t3d0

    torp3t3d0 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Yeah..almost the same thing happened to me, but I turned around and drove the 22 miles back to the store and paid them....as my mom said...if ya take something without paying for it, you just a common thief......hope the bacon tast good, and you didn’t share with your kids your “good”fortunes “
     
  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well that ought to keep you in bacon for a while!
    Al
     
  6. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    All done getting it ready gor a two week cure. Followed Bears extra smokey steps (works everytime). I will cold smoke this on the 20th or 21st. This is just under 20 pounds. 20181011_204530.jpg
     
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  7. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Bacon is in the smoker. I should be able to get about 10 hours today.
    Using an A-Maze-N tube with apple pellets. More pictures later today.
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  8. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I do not have to worry about temps today. It was sunny ad 41 degrees then it started to rain, then it was ice and then hail. Then it was sunny again. Now it is raining hard. Michigan weather is crazy.
     
  9. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yesterday at Costco the cashier missed my two packages of Skirt steak.
    Didn't realize it at first, but we turned back before the door and made it right.
    Sure, they write stuff like that off all the time, breakage, spoilage and theft.
    But our way of living dictates we do the righteous thing.
     
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