My neighborhood is having a block party and my wife volunteered me to smoke some pork. Can you fellas let me know if im on the right track or not? This will be the first time I have cooked for more than 50.
I have to cook enough pork for around 200 people and I plan on serving pork sandwiches. Others are bringing sides, but I think I am the only on bringing meat.
I currently smoke on either my egg or a mes 30, but for this large of a crowd im thinking I need to add a mes40 to the arsenal (been wanting one anyway). During my research it seems as though I will need to start out with around 100lb of uncooked pork. Can I cook that much meat in (1) mes30 & (1) mes40? Id rather not have to use the egg if possible.
The party is on a Saturday at 11:00 and I will be off on the Friday before. Do you guys think its a good idea to try to smoke everything Thursday night? That way I can wake up Friday morning and pull the pork, bag it, and refrigerate. Then on Saturday I can reheat everything in the oven?
Thanks in advance for any advice offered.