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Old 06-14-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
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A friend at work asked me for a recipe for Pulled Pork. He was having a small party and wanted something different to serve his guests. I asked him if he had a smoker and his reply was no and then asked "can't I make it in the oven?." I said NO ! I told him I just happened to have about 6 pounds sealed in foodsaver bags and frozen solid.and would he like to try mine.

Well he took the pulled pork and a quart of my sauce. I gave him all the pertinant info on how to make the sammies and how to turn my sauce into a vinegar sauce. He, and all his guests loved it.

Now, he has asked me if I could cook two more butts for him for in a couple of weeks and that he would pay me what ever I thought was a fair price. So, what do you folks think would be a fair price, not including the cost of the butts, to prep, cook, pull, seal in bags, freeze, and then deliver in a cooler?

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Old 06-14-2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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I would go with $6.00 / lb but that's just me. Woody

ps, make certain you cook them with something you are going to eat to defray the real cost.
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$6.00 a pound is very reasonable. If your going to bag it up with a food saver I would add a extra.50 cents per pound.
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:36 AM   #4
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I'd say 6 is perfect....sure you got the meat for a lot less, but think about your fuel/wood costs, your time and effort, and those food saver bags ain't cheap!
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:58 AM   #5
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Don't forget that the price you paid for the butts comes close to doubling after the weight loss from cooking.....

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Thanks for the suggestions. Would you still charge $6 /lb if the meat was supplied to you and you just did the cooking and bagging?

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Old 06-14-2005, 07:59 AM   #7
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if they bought the meat, make sure they get something to your satisfaction (you may not want enhanced). They buy crappy meat, you put your name on it, and they don't like it...that ain't right. I'd probably bump the cost down to 4 or 4.50 a pound. Your rubs, bastes and sauces also cost money!
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Are we talking about raw or cooked weight for the per lb rate? I gotta lady at work that wants me to do pulled pork for 20 people. I'm thinking 3 7-8lb butts, does that sound about right?
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You question was how much not including the cost of the meat.
So I would say $6 - $7 should be fair. You are getting almost nothing on a per hour rate. 8-[
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You question was how much not including the cost of the meat.
So I would say $6 - $7 should be fair. You are getting almost nothing on a per hour rate. 8-[
HUH?? #-o
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