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Cook down % from initial weight to final weight

Discussion in 'Pork' started by viper, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. viper

    viper Smoke Blower

    I forgot to weight in my last pieces but just curious "on average" what a should might cook down to.  Say butt, bone in, twin 10lb-ers. 
     
  2. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    40-50%. Most caterers will figure the yield to be 50% of precooked weight for butts.
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Depends on what cut of meat and if it is bone in or boneless. When I use boneless its shoulder its usually closer to 30-35% loss. But a bone in but I have had 50%.