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Jarrett



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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 5:32 am    Post subject: How much per ABT? Reply with quote

I know this has probably been answered several times, but what do you guys charge per turd? I know someone is going to give me heck for not breaking it down to a per item expense, but I'll do that here in a bit, was just wondering until later tonight when I get some time to do so
Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I normally charge 2/$1 12/$5
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner69 wrote:
I normally charge 2/$1 12/$5

Sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should add that the last time I made a batch I figured out the cost and it came out to ~$.08 each.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: How much per ABT? Reply with quote

Jarrett wrote:
I know this has probably been answered several times, but what do you guys charge per turd? I know someone is going to give me heck for not breaking it down to a per item expense, but I'll do that here in a bit, was just wondering until later tonight when I get some time to do so
Thanks in advance!



LOL..I always struggle with that one too..min $1 ea..
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gunner69 wrote:
I normally charge 2/$1 12/$5




WOW Thats wholesale prices Gunner, I've seen some ringers sell them $18 per doz.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Southern Smoke wrote:
Gunner69 wrote:
I normally charge 2/$1 12/$5




WOW Thats wholesale prices Gunner, I've seen some ringers sell them $18 per doz.


Holy Crap maybe I need to rethink my pricing..
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info! I am doing a quick cook for a baby shower for my wife's extended family and friends. Eight months ago, they didn't know what a turd was, now they are some turdaholics! I just hate cookin for family that insists on paying. As I type, I am smoking ABTs, drumsticks, and thighs for 30. Before you know it, I had $160 in food and charwood, but how do you explain that to a chic-fil-e family? Haha. At least I'm heading out of town for a week starting tonight so they can't head-hunt me. I blame it on them for raising "Bubba". That boy can eat!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Explain to them that it's food for 30........That's $5.33 per person. Go to chick fil a(ssholes) and match that price OR the quaility.

People freak over the sticker shock of a large number, but typically don't take into consideration the "per person" price.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If an ABT costs out to $.08-.10 each, then you're making good profit at $.50 each. $1 per each is gouging a bit, but if you can sell them for that and not piss people off then go for it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07 10 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would sell them for at least $1. The cost may not be that much, but even with an assembly line approach to putting them together, they are still labor intensive, then you have even more time in smokin 'em.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the time to make them that drives the cost up. Unless you like to work for free...
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, it's time that makes them expensive. Compare the time to season a rack of ribs that cost you $7 and sell for $21 compared to the time to make the same amount doing ABT's. Since no one gets just one ABT price them at 1/2 dozen for $5.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since we're talking about abt's the couple times I made them the bacon never really cooked but the rest of it looked very cooked.I cooked them at 225-245F for hr?how do you get the bacon cooked?
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
Since we're talking about abt's the couple times I made them the bacon never really cooked but the rest of it looked very cooked.I cooked them at 225-245F for hr?how do you get the bacon cooked?


It may have had something to do with the thickness of the bacon you used, try a thinner sliced bacon maybe?

Or do a partial cook on the bacon to get it halfway there before wrapping, or you may have a real moist cooking environment keeping the bacon from crisping. Was the cooker loaded down with other meats maing it real damp in there?
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using a standard slices maybe I need thin cut I'll try that.and the partial cook next.I don't think it's loaded up.Have tried it this year but will make up a few and give it a try again.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep the peppers for family partys and such. People don't want to pay "too much" for small finger food even if they are really good and take a lot of work to make. I'd rather not argue price at the window!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10 10 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the restaurant we do them in the smoker and then hold for service. When an order comes in we pull them out of the walk-in and put in a skillet in the convection oven. That re-heats and crisps the bacon, add them to a plate of flowering kale leaves for each ABT and a container of ranch dressing and there you have them. Sell them for $6.95 for 4 all day long.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22 10 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering about pricing. My wife suggested I offer them at the concession stand but I nixed the idea as to labor intensive to make it worth while. And I know my clients wouldn't pay a $1 a pop for them. I was wondering if buying pre-made resturaunt style poppers would be a better choice.
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PostPosted: Sat May 22 10 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dace wrote:
I was wondering if buying pre-made resturaunt style poppers would be a better choice.


Do you have a deep-fryer to use? Some of the premade breaded poppers are not too bad, while other I have tried are just nasty.

For another fried item that I thought was very decent and out of the ordinary was named "Texas Toothpicks" they were strips of jalapeno that were breaded and fried. Would something like that fit the product you want to present?

Ya'know, if you have a fryer, you could just fry the ABT's if you do a thin batter or coating on them to keep the cheese from exiting the pepper. The bacon will trash your fryer shortening in short order though.
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