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