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How many will a 8.66 lb pork shoulder feed?

post #1 of 17
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I am doing pulled pork sandwiches. How many will a 8.66 lb pork shoulder feed? I am having about 14 people including a few kids. Do I need another smaller one?

post #2 of 17

I'm not sure about this, but I think you loose 30%-40% of the weight cooking it.

 

So you would end up with 5+ lbs. Then take out the bone.

 

If each person had a 1/4 lb. it would seem to be enough.

 

If your unsure, there's nothing wrong with cooking too much and having leftovers.

 

I know there are a few guys on here who do catering & will be able to give you a better answer.

 

Hopefully one will be along soon.

post #3 of 17

Yea, use Al's logic  I normally think about 50% waste with butt if you don't like fat.  Then however big you want a portion to be   1/3 to 1/4 lb but be aware that if you do a good job it will disappear pretty fast.  Butt freezes pretty well for sandwiches later.

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

Ok thanks for the help. This is my 2nd pulled pork smoke. I just went and bought a 5.63 lb butt and just threw it on . I started the 8.66lb at 5:00am. Now just sit back & drink a beer.cheers.gif

post #5 of 17

My kind of guy, poppin open a beer at 7:30!  I think ya got it covered with the extra butt.

Good luck with your smoke.

 

post #6 of 17

Y ou will have plenty now!!  better too much than not enough.  What time are you eating?  My last nine pounder took 15 hrs.  had over a 3 hour stall.  good luck, and we want pics.

post #7 of 17

I might plan for 1/2 pound per person if it was me,, but I always like to error on the "to much" side..

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 

4-5 pm planing on eating depending on tmeps

post #9 of 17

Good call!

 

You should have plenty now!

post #10 of 17

I am always amazed that there is never TOO much when you do pulled pork. 

post #11 of 17

 

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I am always amazed that there is never TOO much when you do pulled pork. 

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lol, tonight I put some leftovers on a home made pizza...heaven!

post #12 of 17

PP usually goes pretty fast. Most folks like it...good call .

post #13 of 17

There's nothin better than leftover PP for PP tacos, PP nachos, PP in your fatty, your ABT's etc...

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by teeznuts View Post

There's nothin better than leftover PP for PP tacos, PP nachos, PP in your fatty, your ABT's etc...



I agree!!!  You can do anything with leftover pulled pork!!!  In fact I wish I had some now for an omlete!!!!

post #15 of 17

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post #16 of 17

Here is the formula the guys who cater use.

 

Shrinkage after cooking 40%

Average serving size 4oz 

Basically 4 sandwiches per # or cooked meat

 

So if you started with 10# raw you would end up with 6# finished or 24 servings 

Hope this helps for the future 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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