How much brisket to make?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scotsman1886, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. scotsman1886

    scotsman1886 Newbie

    I'm planning on smoking some brisket for some folks at work. I',m guessing 25-30 guys. How much brisket should I make?

    I am making sides, beans and cole slaw I reckon.
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are ya doing this as a plate or a sandwich? If a sandwich you figure about 4oz finished per person and a plate is generally 5-6 oz per person but some guys go up as high as 8 oz per person depending on the crowd.  Hope this helps you
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I would say that you need something like 12-15 lbs of sliced or pulled brisket. Now are you planning on serving sammie or a plate like Scar said it is a little different in the weight you'll need. I would go with a couple 14lb packers then you could make some burnt ends too if you want. This way you might have some left-over for the boss to take home...Wink Wink

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