How much meat for deer camp?

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  1. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I am camp chef for deer camp this year.

    There are 17 people (men).

    Here is my menu :

    Prime rib with potatoes (Sun)

    Chili (Mon) - provided by someone else

    Pork Shoulder with slaw and beans for dinner Mon.

    Tuesday lunch are fatties and Mac n cheese.

    Tuesday dinner is brisket and corn.

    How much per person should I plan? We will eat leftovers Wed if there are any....

    After I get amount I can calculate approx. cost per person...
  2. You sure feeding them good, they will eat a whole steer(Prime Rib) after a hard  day of hunting. I am always worry when I do a prime rib on portions, so now I go for a boneless one(I know) it seem easier to judge. Looks like a great menu.
  3. At every deer camp I have ever attended the chef over works the meals. some will leave early, some will show up late, some will mot show. Grab your self a [​IMG]  and enjoy.

    Happy smoken.

  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  5. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Got it.  Thanks guys for the help.

    My freezer is going to run out of room - I am doing turkeys for two different Thanksgiving get togethers and this is the weekend after.

    I will make fatties ahead of time, everything else I will prepare there.  Wait for my deercamp thread!
  6. WOW!  I have never hunted more than 20-50 miles from home BUT What a menu!  I am not versed on the proper etiquette  of "deer camp".  So you don't plan to do any hunting; are you just there to be the cook?  What I Do know is that a group of 17 men would eat the south end of a north bound horse after a day hunting.  What I can say is that when I was hunting, I was hunting!  Can you not come up with several meals where you could pre smoke meat and then use it for meals?  Stew.  Chili.  REALLY substantial soup.  Corned beef and cabbage ( pre cooked corned beef ).  Great pot of beans ( smoke meat added ).  Cornbread and or biscuits with each meal.  Biscuits, gravy and pre smoked breakfast sausage for breakfast.  Mexican style chili mac and cheese made with pre smoked pulled brisket or pulled pork or both.  Most of those dishes are off the top of my head and take less than a hour to prepare.  HEY! Even one night with a good home made pastrami, corned beef, balogna, sirlion, brisket, smoked meatloaf for sandwiches with all the trimmings.  Good fresh bread and quality fresh green veg. and tomato.  A sandwich and a good hot bowl of soup is a good thing now and then ( especially on a cold day ).  Grilled smoked steak and fried potatoes.  GOOD HEARTY mostly one pot meals so long as you pre smoke some meat.  All I can say is that if I were paying the prices it costs now a days to lease hunting land I would not spend hours cooking.  I want good quality food but I'd want to prepare the hard parts before I got there and spend my time hunting.  Just my opinion.  Keep Smokin!

  7. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I am going to BBQ - that's it.  Drink beer and BBQ - that's why it's called BEERcamp.

    So I have plenty of time to make perfect BBQ.  I may shoot a deer off the back porch but not likely.
  8. Hmmm... BEERcamp. You might be onto something there!
  9. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Yes I thought of this the other day.  Probably millions of dollars in this idea.
  10. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    All purchased sans fatties!
  11. All I can add to this is, how do we get invited to this deer camp as your menu is awesome. When we do our hunt trips we do a lot of prep work ahead of time and vacum pac.
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pretty spot on, but one thing I'll add for the pulled pork, 1/3 pound per person is good with sides. I know hunting and all I'd probably eat three helpings of pulled pork and no sides. But the one thing I wanted to mention is take into account you only get a 40% yield out of a smoked shoulder/butt. So factor that in.
  13. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    So do you think I need more than 22 lbs?.  That's about 8.8 lbs. finished.

    One more? There will be 15 people there that night.
  14. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    3 fatties are now in the fridge CHILLIN'!

    Pepperjack cheese, jalepeno's, onion, green onion and cream cheese OH MY.

    Rest of the meat is in thaw mode.

    Will be packing tomorrow night!
  15. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    BTW - everything was great - lbs. of beef/pork were spot on.

    Brisket was fantastic - so was the prime rib - big hit.

    Thanks all for the help!

    My probes for the iGrill took a crap so that was interesting but all turned out well.  Any suggestions on new probes?  Maverick the only way to go?  I like the bluetooth with the iGrill.
  16. The most important question... did you have enough beer?
  17. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    I tried and failed to drink it all.

    I slept 5 hours in 3 days. It was great.
  18. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    Sorry to say I have one brisket pic. The rest was gone so quickly and I didn't have connection so I didn't have my phone. Will post brisket in a bit.
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  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are they the iGrill2 probes? If so did you see the recall on them a month or so ago. If they are the recalled ones you can get new ones.

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