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  • gardenfish
    Club Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 168
    • Phoenix, Az.
    • 2002 Weber Green Performer
      2015 22.5" WMS
      Old Char Broil 2 burner
      10" Deep Lodge cast iron

      733 Maverick Black
      733 Maverick Copper w/Meathead magnet
      Purple Thermapen

      Weber chimney
      Cheap smaller chimney

    Smoke your pork for you.

    Some asked today what I would charge to smoke pork shoulder if they supplied the meat. Any body ever done this for others before? I was thinking there is bag of charcoal , Meatheads Memphis dust, foil, and foil pan for finished meat, and time.

    As I like to do this I thought smoke the shoulder, put in foil pan, and give a small shaker of Memphis Dust to use when they serve it. For extra $$ I could also shred it and vacuum seal in 1# packages for freezing.

    But what to charge for the smoke. One said his daughter used to have someone smoke meat for them for about $50. With charcoal and supplies I think it would be around $10-15. Any thoughts?

    Thanks, Rick
  • Jerod Broussard
    • Jun 2014
    • 9938
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
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      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
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      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    If I can get three butts to do at the same time I will charge $10-15 per butt. Usually they over pay cause they likey so much.

    I charge $25/brisket, with discounts if more than 2.

    But I very rarely just cook one of anything. I got asked recently, but they just needed one. Told them it would be a while.


    • _John_
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2447

      When I get my charcoal on sale and pork shoulder by the case, using the PBC I have measured everything and come up to $3.50 per finished pound. This assumes a 50% loss from raw weight. This does not include my time and I don't use a foil pan. It gets cheaper if you can do more at once since coal is a larger expense.
      Checking a local company they have bulk meat takeout at $12.95 a pound for pulled. If I get 4 pounds then my cost for all of it was $14, which would be $52 from the restaurant, assuming their costs are at least as good as mine for meat then they charge $38 per butt to cook. I think $15 is an excellent deal for them and it makes you a little cash.


      • billg71
        Charter Member
        • May 2015
        • 400
        • Acworth, GA
        • Komodo Kamado 22" Supreme
          PK Grill
          Weber Genesis S-330
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center
          Weber Go Anywhere charcoal portable(my oldest Weber)
          Maverick 732
          ThermaWorks Smoke

        My best buddy does this in his spare time, he gets $10/lb for pulled pork, vac-sealed in 1# bags. But it's a hobby for him, something he does on his days off between cleaning house, running errands and doing laundry.

        If you're going to do it on-demand, I'd say $50 to smoke, pull and pack a butt would be pretty cheap, you definitely wouldn't want to be doing too many at that price unless you could mix them in with other orders.


        • Ernest
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3354
          • Dallas, Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

          Interesting, very interesting.


          • Breadhead
            Banned Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 0

            Hmmm... I do this for friends and family. My deal for them is they buy the meat and a 40 pound bag of lump coal.

            Of course since its friends and family I get to consume the finished product and the fine libations that go with it and they supply the sides.

            Needless to say... I don't often have to buy lump coal.😎

            I pretty much just like the FREE food and good wine... Plus I like listening to people ooh and ahhh about how good the food is.

            My best deal was my daughter in-laws friend asked me if I would bake her 8 Brioche hamburger buns for a cookout she was going to have for a few of her friends. I said sure no problem. When she came to pick them up she gave me a $90 bottle of wine.🙈 I felt guilty for taking it but it went nicely with my ribeye dinner I had that night.
            Last edited by Breadhead; August 19, 2015, 11:36 PM.




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