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 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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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