how much PP for 150

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tyotrain, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Ok guys need some help on this one.. Doing the pp for my family's party of 150 people  there will be a  mixed age group.. There will be 4 sides plus chicken.. They want enough cooked to give to some of the family member to take home this is were my numbers go to hell it hard to judge for that.. How many pounds of cooked PP do u think i need.. I am thinking around 50 pounds should do it but not sure.. what you guys think?
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would say at least 50 pounds.

    That taking home thing is a big help!

    If you make a little too much, they can take a little more home, plus you can freeze some for yourself.

    I would be inclined to make that 55 or 60 pounds, but then I'm a PP Hog. I could eat 3 Pork BBQs before I was a teenager, and my brother used to pick on me for being skinny !!

  3. babyjay

    babyjay Newbie

    My rule of thumb is a half pound per person... ur gonna have people who won't eat near that much.. and then u will have people who eat double that... for 150 people, depending on how many children made up the 150, I wouldn't prepare any less than 7-8 10 lb butts... remember, you can NEVER make too much pork... but if u don't make enough, its not something u can whip up real quick... and u can freeze the leftovers and use later on..

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  4. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    I've always been told 1/2 lb per person.......if you have too much you can always ship to me!  [​IMG]
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Thanks all of you for the input it helps a lot... Thanks
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    60lbs or pork at a minimal. I would do 70 to be on the safe side and if you have leftovers its a bonus.
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    First of all you can plan on loosing between 30 - 40 % of the original weight. Are you doing sandwiches or plates?  If doing sandwiches you can figure 3-4 oz per sandwich. If doing plates you should figure 8 oz per plate. So for 150 you need to multiply by one of the two factors as the net weight. you can do the math to figure out the raw weight. 

    Let me know if I can help 

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