Free belly

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by countryboy19, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    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".
     
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That would be sweet to score that.
     
  3. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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!


    Todd
     
  4. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    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.
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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
     
  6. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    Well, to be honest, I'm not even sure that he drinks. He's a pretty good kid. Hard worker, close-to-home, etc.
     
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.



    Todd
     
  8. mrh

    mrh Meat Mopper

    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!

    Mark
     
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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![​IMG]
     
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  11. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    Why would I want to do that? Then I won't have any grounds for blackmailing him into giving me more bellies. [​IMG]

    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.
     
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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 !!![​IMG]


    Bearcarver
     
  13. So whatever happened to the end of this saga?
     

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