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How much food to make???

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by orthodoc, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. orthodoc

    orthodoc Newbie

    I probably know the answer, but would love some confirmation.
    I am having 15 decent size guys over for a feast.
    I have 2 14lb briskets, and 2 7lb pork bellys (for burnt ends).

    Is this enough meat???

    Any suggestions for sides? My wife told me I need something green, so I got key lime pies. But what to serve with the meat?
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  2. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    Enough to feed an army.
  3. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Key Lime Pie solution to something green is brilliant LOL I say some baked beans and macaroni salad would top that meal off just fine.
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  4. I'd go with at least one starch and one vegetable, plus another if you wish. Leftovers mean you don't have to cook after all that work!

    Starch: Mac'n'cheese, potato salad, Hashbrown casserole, baked potatoes with fixins to pick from, nacho cheese with pickled jalapenos and tortilla chips...
    Vegetable: coleslaw, corn on the cob is easy and good on the grill,
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Coleslaw is always good with any meat IMO..with that, sounds like you just need some good buns and some baked beans.

    Meatwise, I think you will infact, have left overs .. Lol
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    1/2 pound per guy. Not including coleslaw and beer. B
  7. AllAces

    AllAces Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Beer math: 15 dudes times 3 beers each equals 8 cases of PBR.
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  8. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm thinkin buns and a fork .
  9. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    3 beers each? Please, in WI we'd each require a twelve pack.. LOL
  10. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Holy cow, those guys must be some big eaters!
    That is enough to feed an Army!
    I think you will have some leftovers, but that's OK.
    Either send them home with doggie bags, or freeze the leftovers & save them for a later date.
    Both brisket & PP reheat really well.
  11. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Beer math ,,, that is around 12 each .
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  12. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmm, Big Guys!?!?(I know a little about that)----OK That amount of meat sounds OK. Add some Taters---Any Kind, and save the Greens for the Little guys & the Ladies.

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  13. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    That does sound like a whole lot of food, but then again depending on age that could be considered appetizers. If you live in the country you may want to have your septic pumped prior to the party and stock on soap and TP. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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  14. orthodoc

    orthodoc Newbie

    Well, we polished off one and a half briskets and 3/4 of the burnt ends, along with Cole slaw potato salad and the greens (key lime pie). And the brisket was perfect !

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