How much pulled pork from 7lb butt??

Discussion in 'Pork' started by apraser99, May 8, 2015.

  1. I know it depends on a few factors but how much pulled pork should I expect from a smoked 7lb butt? Thanks in advance.
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Whatever size butt ya smoke, figure round a 35% loss after the smoke & pull !
  3. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I did not know this.  That sucks!
  4. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    4#'s once you add some sauce and some of the drippings back to the meat, it will bump up a little.  You are cooking water and fat out of the meat and off the surface.
    Last edited: May 8, 2015
  5. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    As others have said, it is hard to get exact. If I am trying to calculate portions I figure 40% loss to be on the safe side. I also throw out every piece of fat I see while pulling and I know that other people will leave some fat so your yield can vary depending on your preference. 
  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    All meat looses weight once cooked. That's why a 1/4lb burger at any fast food place doesn't way a 1/4lb once cooked. Butts are on the high side of weight loss due to all the fat.

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