14.5 inch deflector plate for meat to sit on. how many pounds boston butt?

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by cyberik, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. cyberik

    cyberik Newbie

    I know its variable, but just a ballpark? I need to know how much meat will fit on my clay deflector plate
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Two 8 pound butts should fit. I have had 2 in a 9X13 Roasting pan...JJ
     
  3. cyberik

    cyberik Newbie

    So an 8 pound butt serves roughly 10-12 people? Or am I overestimating? Should I make 2 butts for a family BBQ? 
     
  4. cyberik

    cyberik Newbie

    thanks by the way! I will buy those 
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    8Lbs Raw yields 4-5 Pounds Pulled Pork at 5oz Samiches that's around 13-16 nice sandwiches. So Aunt Josie may go a little light but Uncle Lou can have 2. I would make 2 Butts, the Seniors in my family expect to be sent home with a plate for the next day and there are no shy eaters, even the Girls! Besides leftovers freeze well...JJ
     
  6. cyberik

    cyberik Newbie

    thanks- this is REALLY helpful. Does that weight estimate include bone-in butts or bone out? 
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pork Butt, Bone-In and 1/4 to 1/2" Fat Cap. Trimmed, Boned-Rolled and Tied will have a 60%+ yield...JJ
     

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