How many pork shoulder butts should I cook for 100 pulled pork sandwiches?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by gussygus, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. gussygus

    gussygus Newbie

    See below photo for roughly the amount of pulled pork to be in each sandwich.

    My guess is 18-20 sandwiches per 8lb (raw weight) butt. 

  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks like a good half pound sandwich. Assuming you'll yield about 50% of the raw weight when finished, your 8 lb butt will feed 8 people.
  3. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always figure 6 ounces of sandwich meat per sandwich. So 100 sandwiches would be 600 ounces of meat or 37.5 pounds. So with roughly 50% shrinkage you need to start with about 75 to 80 lbs of raw pork butt. Sounds like about 8 to 10 average pork butts.
  4. farmerchad

    farmerchad Smoke Blower

    I just wanted to say thats a crap ton of sammiches. Good luck and keep updated.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  6. bmudd14474

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

    I have to second this comment. Also having a bit extra never hurt for let overs or seconds.

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