Brisket for 70 guest

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by trrostan, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. trrostan

    trrostan Newbie

    Hi, My name is tom and I am new to the forum.

    Question , how many lbs of packer brisket will I need to smoke for 70 people in  a Char-Broil Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker that I just got . I plan on trimming all but 1/4 " fat from the packer and hope there is enough room in the smoker. Please assist 

     thanks, Tom
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Tom!  Brisket for 70 is quite a challenge on a smoker you just got!  If you figure a 1/2lb per guest, 2 18 lb packers should cover it.  Best of luck with that smoke, keep us posted.

  3. smokinal

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

    Hi Tom!

    [​IMG]   to SMF!

    Glad to have you aboard!

    I would figure about 1/3 lb. per person.

    Which means you need about 25 lbs. of meat.

    You will need to start with about 50 lbs. of raw brisket to yield 25 lbs. of finished product.

    I would look for 4 briskets in the 12-14 lb. range. 


  4. trrostan

    trrostan Newbie

     Al, thanks for the info
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That will be one happy smoker!

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