little advice

Discussion in 'Beef' started by owlcreeksmoker4, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Okay im looking to throw a little bonfire soon and i plan on about 10 guests. how many briskets should i get?
     
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Here ya go!!

     

    How much brisket


    Having 20 people this weekend, and want to smoke a brisket. Any ideas on how much? It will be...
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    How much ????


    I would go with about 6-8 oz per person, but i dont know what kind of side dishes that you are...
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    How Much to Buy


    I did 2, 8# butts for 10 people and we had plenty of leftovers (thankfully for me ) everyone had...
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  3. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    thank you! love this darn forum lol i always get an answer
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those #'s are good. Average 8oz per person finished product.  I have not done a brisket in a while but the last one I did there was about 30% loss after trimming and smoking
     
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A lot of numbers get thrown out there and most are based on raw meat weight.  As you have seen, with brisket, you have a large amount of trim to deal with.  Also, the makeup of the crowd.  Men, women, children. 

    Then again, who minds a little leftover brisket?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  6. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I cook for a group I figure 1/3 lbs for plates with sides.  If sammies are the order 1/4 lbs will do.  A 10 lbs brisket will yeild about 6-6.5 lbs cooked.  These weights are cooked weight and assume reasonable side dishes. 
     
  7. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    well ive gotten a good collection going and i think imma try to smoke around 6 briskets, only gonna be around 14 people at the max. should i do more than 6?
     
  8. damon555

    damon555 Smoking Fanatic

    How big are the briskets that you think you need to do 6 for 14 people? I bet one 7 or 8 pounder will feed everyone. 6 briskets will leave you with about 5 extra......lol
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Are you smoking whole packers?

    Sounds like fun!!  [​IMG]
     
  10. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    lol well ive got a buddy that owns a butcher shop, and since this is my first time home for any real amount of time since afghanistan (i've been stuck in new york where im stationed) he has donated 6 to this bonfire and said to sell any after that for 1/2 off. but they are the whole thing and are good cuts.
     
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank you for your service!!  I appreciate what you are doing for us.

    If the briskets are whole packers 2 would  feed my friends....I"m talking big packers.  BTW, great friend you have! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
     
  12. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I know hes great, and okay then i should be in the clear thanks everyone!
     
  13. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    how are you serving the brisket?

    sliced with sides at a sit down dinner?

    chopped or shredded as sandwiches?

    if you are going to do sandwiches and just put a tray out for people  to eat as they want then i always figure a pound a person cause some will want a couple throughout the evening

    two twelve pound briskets will easily work for 14 people dont forget weight loss as you cook them,  but 6 or 7 is way to much

    welcome home  i'm sure your happy to be out of afghanistan!

    thanks for the service!
     
  14. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    oh your more than welcome i was happy to serve, and i planned on serving it up as sandwiches and serving a side of smoked ranch style beans with it. also there will be a keg at the bonfire so beer will be a filler too. i plan on smoking it with my families signature rib rub and was thinkin about smoking the buns for added flavor. this possible?
     
  15. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ive never smoked the buns so i dont know how they will turn out   you might be better off doing them on the grill so they toast

    by the way can you guys release BOB so he can come back home to FLA,  we need some serious help
     
  16. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    lol who?
     
  17. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    stoops
     
  18. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    lol im afraid we wont be lettin ol bobby leave the sooners for a long time
     
  19. smokinal

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

    Don't forget the camera for that brisket smoke!
     
  20. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    lol i wont dont worry
     

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