So my best friends know I have a new smoker, and I'm (we're) itching to try it out Memorial Day weekend.
Pretty much decided on pulled pork to start, with sides and dessert. I know from previous experience I need about a half-pound of meat per person for serving, and I'm thinking we are probably a group of 10-12 people.
That would tell me I need about 6 pounds of finished meat. What's the typical yield on a pork butt? I noticed my local Amish market has pork butts with the bone removed, too. How's that play into the equation?
Probably plenty of room in the smoker, and for something that takes this long to cook, we definitely want leftovers.
Is a 50% yield reasonable? So just to feed the crew I need 12-14 lbs of pork butt and another butt for leftovers?
My Smokin-it 2d says it holds 35 lbs...