whole hog pounds per person

Discussion in 'Pork' started by philthysmoker, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. philthysmoker

    philthysmoker Fire Starter

    We are going to feed about 200 people, how big of a hog can feed that many people, or do we need to do more than 1

    thanks
    Phil
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it were me....I'd do at least two pigs for 200 people. I like smaller/younger pigs better than one large one, also they are a lot easier to handle.
    I usually plan on at least 1/4lb of cooked meat per person...with side dishes.

    Here is a 150lb (on the hoof) pig, it fed around 60 people.


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  3. tsulcoski

    tsulcoski Smoke Blower

    Keep in mind, the larger the pig the longer it takes to cook. Most pigs will yield about 50% of the original weight as usable meat, between cookin shrinkage, bone and fat loss. depending upon how many other things you are serving, I would then figure 1/3 to 1/2 lb per person.
     
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    When's the bash? Maybe I'll take a ride up :{)
     
  5. philthysmoker

    philthysmoker Fire Starter

    thanks for the info, rich if the the bash was going to be here you would be more than welcome, could use some more expert smokers, but this is going to be at my son's in rio rancho nm. not sure of date yet.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awww...durn it! LOL!
     
  7. Always wanted to see New Mexico!!! [​IMG]
     

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