Pork sides

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jc1947, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    I am wanting to try smoking bacon. Checking around I found just 1 place I could but a fresh side for $2.49/lb. Is that a fair price? Also how much do they shrink?

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2011
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    $2.49 is pretty good. In the last two years, I have paid no less than $1.99, and no more than about $3.

    I warm smoke & I think I only lose about 10% to 15% (all water weight), and cold smokers (under 100˚) lose even less.

  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is it cured yet???

    Looks like a good price...

  4. The best I have found is $2.27 per pound, for frozen bellie with the rind on.

    That is at Cash & Carry here on the west coast.

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