Newbie here, need some volume advice

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Original poster
Mar 8, 2011
Tonganoxie KS
I am smoking for 20 big eater adults and 8 kids.  How many pounds of meat (net) and how many gallons of slaw and beans do I need to make sure there is enough without sending anyone off with 5 pounds of extras?
We need more info. What meat are you cooking and how are you preparing it

Rib are diffeent than pulled pork or brisket or sausage and what else are you serving with this food
Sliced brisket and pulled pork for the meat.  Cole slaw and bbq baked beans for the sides.  There'll be bread, cookies, pickles and all, but those are the four main things I'm making.
Figure 1/3 lb meat ,pp after cooking . 3oz scoop of each side will give everyone a good meal . Then add acouple of lbs of each meat and some extra sides just in case someone is real hungry, drops a plate etc.
Black flag,if your big eaters are like mine,go for 1/2lb, each adult and the kiddos for 1//3lb.You may
have some left but that's no biggie here
they get eaten by ttthe end of the day

As for the sides, a 4oz. portion for each is usually good

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Awesome guys, thank you much for the advice.  Look forward to getting to know this site more once I survive this weekend.  Thanks again. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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