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pop's smokin hot que
02-18-2009, 01:29 PM
Just wondering what some of you charge for skinless, fatless, boneless pulled pork butt. I'm at the point where doing it at cost or less is no fun anymore. It was OK while I was learning. Now I have several repeat customers and need to know what others are doing.

Divemaster
02-18-2009, 01:48 PM
I'm charging $11 a pound cooked and pulled... I give my customers a break if they want to pull it them selves... No one has taken me up on it yet....

Bbq Bubba
02-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Our Pulled pork goes between 8 and 10 bucks a pound.

RichardF
02-18-2009, 01:51 PM
"Skinless" Are you doing whole shoulders? Or barkless?

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Be interesting to see how much uncooked pork it takes and how much it costs for the uncooked in order to make that pound of cooked and pulled product.

pop's smokin hot que
02-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks for your replies. I cook butts. My pulled pork is ready to use however you like no waste. Just went to Sam's 17.24lb cost $22.07. I would guess you lose 1/3. It takes 10 to 14 hours to cook. Pellet cost when it's cold about $15.00 plus foil pans bags etc. I would guess you end up with about 12 lb of meat. You figure it out.

Bigmista
02-18-2009, 03:31 PM
$10/lb cooked weight.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-18-2009, 03:37 PM
If my math is right, that comes out to just under $3 per pound to produce then. Using the rule of thumb of selling for three times your cost, then $9 a pound is about right for the low end. What the market will bear is another matter.

Just Smokin' Around
02-18-2009, 09:03 PM
... I would guess you lose 1/3. ...

I would use 40-45% for your loss factor. I've seen some estimates as high as 50%. You should run a couple of test and weigh it before cooking (or use weight off the package) and then once it is cleaned, pulled and package for sale. Besides the fat rendering off, you'll lose weight once you take out the bones and remove the excess fat.

HBMTN
02-19-2009, 06:59 PM
They are gonna cook out 40-50%, meaning a 7.5-8lb but will weigh 4.25-4.5 lbs cooked. I sell it for $10 per pound and they ain't enough.

hossrocks
02-19-2009, 09:10 PM
The better grade of meat you use will yeild more as well. My .02... We get $11 per lb for our as well.

The Pigman
02-19-2009, 09:17 PM
$9.00 per lb. here for brisket or pulled pork

AlabamaGrillBillies
02-20-2009, 05:44 AM
We always estimate a 50% loss raw weight to cooked pulled meat. We may over shoot and have more meat than we thought, but I don't know of a time we ran short using that figure.

We charge $9 a pound vacuum sealed. This puts us right in the middle price wise of all of our competition (local q joints) and we sell ours vacuum sealed in the quantity the customer requests. The vacuum sealing gives us a one up on the local joints, and once people have tasted our meat, they seldom go back to the local places.

Santa Claus
03-30-2011, 11:07 AM
I started with 50 lbs raw @ 1.59 per lb
I got 33 lbs cooked = 2.41 per lb. cooked

worthsmokin
03-30-2011, 12:06 PM
I started with 50 lbs raw @ 1.59 per lb
I got 33 lbs cooked = 2.41 per lb. cooked

How much would you charge for your time and supplies?

Cook
03-30-2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks for your replies. I cook butts. My pulled pork is ready to use however you like no waste. Just went to Sam's 17.24lb cost $22.07. I would guess you lose 1/3. It takes 10 to 14 hours to cook. Pellet cost when it's cold about $15.00 plus foil pans bags etc. I would guess you end up with about 12 lb of meat. You figure it out.

At that cost, you need to be around the $10/# mark.

I typically figure on a 50% yeild...sort of a built in buffer. Those pellets are expensive! You'll want to figure about 4 times cost. Try to not ever go below 3x cost if you can help it...unless you're doing a favor.

$10 per pound is typical from my area. Where I grew up (just one state away) a pound of bbq will typically be in the $7-$8 range. All areas are different so it's important to know your costs...and market.

timmy7649
03-30-2011, 04:45 PM
we charge $8lb for pulled pork or pulled chicken and then $9lb for tri-tip.

atcNick
05-17-2011, 10:56 PM
How do you guys factor in sides? I've only seen prices for meat so far.

Whit
05-18-2011, 02:43 PM
Pop's... I'm charging $8/lb "freinds & family" rate (ever widening circle) and $10/lb for everyone else. Based on what others are getting, I'm thinking it's time to kill the f&f rate. Paying waaay less than that at Restaurant Depot, so this easily covers costs & makes a profit even with wood, seasoning, etc. Pulled pork is pretty darn easy. Should have done that when I was in Texas....

Porky
05-18-2011, 03:05 PM
Pulled Pork $10 per pound

bloqbeta
05-18-2011, 11:12 PM
In Guatemala, 8-10 dollars per pound but no competitors. Depends on quantity catered.

Sledneck
05-18-2011, 11:27 PM
Long Island NY $20 pound, includes property taxes for spot where cooker is located

mcoupe
05-20-2011, 04:37 PM
I guess I undercharge... I charge my co workers/friends double the meat price. This is about 25$ for a 5 lb'r. I'm not sure that they would pay 9 $ a lb. But you guys say thats what your getting huh?

ChicagoSizzlin
05-20-2011, 04:46 PM
$10 cooked weight and pulled. Like Dive I offer a discount if they want to pull it themselves but I havent had any takers yet either.

MattG
05-23-2011, 09:29 AM
I get $9.00 per lb.

Cook
05-23-2011, 02:42 PM
I guess I undercharge... I charge my co workers/friends double the meat price. This is about 25$ for a 5 lb'r. I'm not sure that they would pay 9 $ a lb. But you guys say thats what your getting huh?

I'm going to guess that you're charging about $25 for a raw 5# piece of meat...before cooking it.

If that's the case, you're actually ending up with about 2.5# of meat in the end. That $25 for 5# ($5/pound) just turned into $10/pound.

That $9 scenario doesn't seem so out of reason now, does it? :thumb:

When people price pork by the pound they are doing so with cooked meat weights not raw meat weights.

I would expect more from a guy that drives an ///M. :wink:

thenewguy
05-24-2011, 12:57 AM
$10 per lb here.

Crash
05-24-2011, 04:44 AM
Out here we are paying 1.99/lb bone-in/lb. That's basically the best price for us due to our location circumstances.

What do ya'll think that would translate to in cooked pork/lb pricing...assuming we're also paying for wood/charcoal, injections, rubs, foil, half/fullpans etc.

Initially, I was thinking 11-12$/lb would work. Now I am second guessing that #.

Oh yeah, vending only.

Cook
05-24-2011, 09:16 PM
Out here we are paying 1.99/lb bone-in/lb. That's basically the best price for us due to our location circumstances.

What do ya'll think that would translate to in cooked pork/lb pricing...assuming we're also paying for wood/charcoal, injections, rubs, foil, half/fullpans etc.

Initially, I was thinking 11-12$/lb would work. Now I am second guessing that #.

Oh yeah, vending only.

$12 would work for "minimum" food costing...and that is mainland pricing. I know the COL is higher where you are. Somewhere between $12-$16 will put you in the money.

bighawkfan
05-28-2011, 01:22 AM
I get $12 a pound for all smoked and packaged pork, beef or chicken breast. Comes with sauce. If somebody buys a package of better buns at the store and 2 pounds of pork, they can make 8 sammies. This is far less than the $40 min., that they would pay for those same items separately.

Cook
05-28-2011, 10:25 AM
How do you guys factor in sides? I've only seen prices for meat so far.

That's because the OP asked about pulled pork.

Pricing your sides is just as easy...food cost it out.