Cook down % from initial weight to final weight

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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Dec 6, 2010
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. 
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%. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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