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Offline electricshaman

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How much BUtt
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:47:11 pm »
Hey everyone,
Need some advice on how much b butt to smoke/cook for sunday pm.  Expecting around 20-25 peeps.

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Re: How much BUtt
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 02:58:10 pm »
How much does a peep eat? ;D

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Re: How much BUtt
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 02:59:29 pm »
Around 16lbs of pre-cooked Butts for all those peeps! ;D

After cook down that will give you about 1/3 lb per person.

You will get about 60% of pullable pork out of a lb.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 03:03:57 pm by classicrockgriller »

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Re: How much BUtt
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 03:39:51 pm »
The pre-cook amount depends on a few factors:

1. What is the "appetite profile" of your guests?
  eg. dinner party, hunting buddies, kids...

2. Is this the main course or are there other courses?

3. Do you want leftovers?

For example, if my teenage son is having his friends over, I figure 1.5lb per person raw.

But feeding the church choir (think lots of ladies that eat like birds) I figure 1/2lb per person raw.

I figure a 50% cooking loss from raw to cooked, it is usually a little less, but it gives you a cushion to work with.

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