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Cook down % from initial weight to final weight

viper

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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. 
 

cliffcarter

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

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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%.
 

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