feeding 50

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by pooldaddy9, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. pooldaddy9

    pooldaddy9 Newbie

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    How many butts (pulled)  do I need to cook to feed about 50 people. avg.butt around here 5-8 lb.

    thanks
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If smoking for friends I figure 1/3 lb per sandwich. A butt will yield around 50-55% of raw weight. Since some people will eat 2 sandwiches I'd start with about 40 lbs that should yield at least 20 lbs of finished product 20 times 3 equals at least 60 sandwiches and should actually be a few more
     
  3. pooldaddy9

    pooldaddy9 Newbie

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    thanks, rather have too much than not enough.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Very true.  I always fix extra as I never want to run short and it's great reheated
     
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    5butts 8+lbs each
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2011

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