I will make the mods tomorrow, and need to cook Butts next week for up to 30 people. I need ideas, advise and darn good luck.
Help me out fellow smokers!
Weighs, times, cuts of butts.
I have smoked many pieces of meat on an ECB, that have turned out great, just cant do a big amount, I did mod's on mine and it helps. Try to get in a smoke or two before your 30 people cook. That way you will kinda know your smoker a little better and know how it cooks. 30 people is a lot to cook for on an ECB. Like Dutch said children, adults, hearty eaters ? I would go with plenty of sides maybe throw in some sausage while cooking the pork shoulders, You want everyone to get plenty. I grew up in Dallas and have a lot of friends up their. On the Pork shoulders try Sam's or Costco We don't have a Costco here in Tyler so it's Sam's they usually have them 2 to a package about 8 - 9 lbs apiece you should be able to get two shoulders on each rack with room for sausage, or you might can crowd 3 shoulders on each rack, 7 to 8 lb
Anyway, good luck and keep us posted
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Expect a 35 to 40% lose of weight in cooking the butts and about 1/2 lb per serving for adult with adequate sides. And a bit less for kids.
I read a smart suggestion last week, buy the small buns, or rolls to serve. Better to come back than to waste.
I should mention I do my butts low and slow, I would assume you'd see slightly less lose using the crutch method.
People use tin foil with a foiling solution to wrap the meat to help get it thru the stall (s). It will cut some time off your smoke.
I am just low and slow. Throw it on and take it off when its done.