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Anyone take their bacon to the market to be sliced?

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  • Attjack
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    Anyone take their bacon to the market to be sliced?

    I might try this with my next batch.
  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 3451
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
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      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    #2
    If I was buying my pork bellies from the butcher I'm sure they would be happy to do it. So far I've just been making bacon from my sister's pork.

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    • Steve R.
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      • Jul 2016
      • 1995
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

      #3
      Following this. I have wondered if this is something that could be done. I would much rather go this route than to buy (and clean) my own slicer.

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      • Attjack
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        Exactly
    • djl
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      • Sep 2014
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      • Western NY
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      #4
      Ingenious

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      • Frozen Smoke
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        • Nov 2017
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        • Northern Mn

        #5
        Technically meat markets are not supposed to use their equipment on any meat products coming from the outside general public. Health department frowns on that. They have no control of where it's been or how it's been prepared or prepped. When meat is brought in from a vendor their is a chain of custody so to speak so if there is a problem it can be traced back to where it started.

        I have a friend who is a meat manager at one of the local grocery stores. I've bought bellies from him cured and smoked them at home and brought back for slicing. He did it but his supervisor said sorry but no more can do. I slice my own now which isn't bad I slice as needed I think it stays fresher that way anyhow and you can get them nice thick slabbers if you want.

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        • Steve R.
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          This makes sense. I guess I always assumed it wasn't something they were really allowed to do.
      • gcdmd
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        • Sep 2014
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        • The Republic of Texas

        #6
        In a similar vein to what @Frozen Smoke said, some of the processing plants here in Texas will cut outside meat, such as a hog or cow that was killed elsewhere, but they have to use the wild game saw to do it.

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