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How many butts (pulled)  do I need to cook to feed about 50 people. avg.butt around here 5-8 lb.

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If smoking for friends I figure 1/3 lb per sandwich. A butt will yield around 50-55% of raw weight. Since some people will eat 2 sandwiches I'd start with about 40 lbs that should yield at least 20 lbs of finished product 20 times 3 equals at least 60 sandwiches and should actually be a few more

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thanks, rather have too much than not enough.

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Originally Posted by pooldaddy9 View Post

thanks, rather have too much than not enough.



Very true.  I always fix extra as I never want to run short and it's great reheated

 

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5butts 8+lbs each

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