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pop's smokin hot que 02-18-2009 01:29 PM

How much do you charge
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

How much does it cost
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


Originally Posted by pop's smokin hot que (Post 855721)
... 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


Originally Posted by Santa Claus (Post 1594813)
I started with 50 lbs raw @ 1.59 per lb
I got 33 lbs cooked = 2.41 per lb. cooked

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