Where to find decent priced pork belly

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camocook

Meat Mopper
Apr 21, 2007
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Phila. Pa.
Thanks for the tip on local orchards.I never thought of it.There's a nice one real close to where I go trout fishing not far outside of Philly.
 

deejaydebi

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Nov 18, 2006
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Connecticut
Most orchards do use pesticides today but some don't but you take the bark of anyways so most is on the surface.

One thing I do to rush my limited supply of branches is to cut my branches like hockey pucks about an inch thick and peel the bark off. Only takes a few weeks that way.
 

camocook

Meat Mopper
Apr 21, 2007
230
10
Phila. Pa.
DeejayDebi;46355 said:
Most orchards do use pesticides today but some don't but you take the bark of anyways so most is on the surface.

I wondered about the issue of removing the bark before smoking.the wood I get now has very little bark on it. Does it matter, and if it does what are the pros or cons.
 

nogoer

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Apr 30, 2007
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Newtown CT
My wifes mother and aunt both work at my local grocery store and i kind of know the main "butcher" there. I've made requests for sausage casings before(yet unfulfilled) of him. I think your right about thier actual ability to get pork belly, i just haven't pushed the right button yet. I'll have to see if i can pull some strings and ask again. Problem is jumping through a bunch of hoops may get it once, but i dont know if i can consistently get it after that.
 

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