Free advertising won out so I spent the afternoon under a beach umbrella on the road side smoking 8 butts and 6 slabs of ribs watching traffic waving at customers and friends. I was getting a jump on this weekend OR SO I THOUGHT !!!!
About 4 o'clock people started stopping. First it was sandwiches ok I had trim meat from the butts (I trim the butts to 7 lbs so I can sell them for 20$) then it was whole butts and ribs. When I left I had 2 butts and 2 ribs left smoked and 240$. It seems a lot of people are taking Friday off and leaving town.
Now here is the investing part, I didn't expect this money I made about 160$ profit for 4 hour of fun. That is 2 extra cases of butts or 20 ea. The sale is this week only for 1.28 a pound all my other suppliers are 1.63 to 1.68. 40 cents may not seem like a lot but I use 120 lbs. a week about 12 to 16 butts. If I spend a little now to cover June I will get a 30% return on what I invest or spend now. Butts always are sold at loss for the 4th of July but the price will be high till then.
If I spend 500$ on meat now I save 150$ over 30 days. I got to do it I hate to but I can't think of any other investment that has this return in such a short period.
Yea I am rambling but its midnight I just smoked 8 more butts and 6 more slabs. The oven has 8 more butts starting and ribs will follow at 8 in the morning then back to butts while I go back to the road. My butcher is going to hate me ,I better take him a butt when I go begging for 6 more cases.