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How much pork will I need?

post #1 of 10
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I saw a similar post yesterday, but can't find it today.

I'm smoking pork butts for Labor Day and will be feeding 11 adults and 4 kids. At least 1 of the adults is a big eater.

How much (weight-wise) should I fix? Will a 7 pound butt be enough?
post #2 of 10
I would do 2)7-8 lbers. A 7lber would end up with about 4lb of pp.
post #3 of 10
Figure on about 50% of the raw weight. It may yield a bit more but 50% is what most use as a standard. Caterer's figure 1/4 lb per person of course they are there to make money they also figure one sandwich per person. Personally I figure 1/2 lb per person and know I will have enough and maybe have some leftover.
post #4 of 10
I would say 2 - 8# butts that would be about 8# cooked, it is far better to have too much than not enough..
post #5 of 10
LOL Jerry, you usually have enough leftovers to feed Sherman's army. icon_mrgreen.gif

two 7-8 pounders should be plenty. Leftover pulled pork is never a bad thing. wink.gif
post #6 of 10
I'm with everyone else a couple of 7-8 pounders should do you just fine.
post #7 of 10
YEP,^^^^^ what they said.PDT_Armataz_01_41.gif
post #8 of 10
A 7 lb. butt won't be enough, so double that amount. I'm sure someone will be asking for a doggie bag.
post #9 of 10
I can only answer after finding out many butts your smoker will hold.icon_mrgreen.gif
post #10 of 10

Above is a funtional spread sheet for when ya start really cookin big. LOL
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