How many ppl for an average butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by concordeer, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. concordeer

    concordeer Smoke Blower

    How many people will an average sized pork butt feed?
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You talking Beyoncé, Obama, Lohan, a standard butt can be 6 to 10 pounds.

    Normally I figure a 1/2 pound cooked per person with a 35 to 40% loss in weight while cooking. Extra is good you'll always eat it!

    9 lb. butt = 5lbs cooked = 10 non-teenagers

    That's how I figure, bigger buns bigger amounts, smaller buns means they'll eat two.....LOL

    It freezes and reheats well BTW, tamales, on baked potatoes, empanadas, pizzas, etc etc etc......
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Figure you will yield 50%or so of raw weight get that figure then figure about 1/3 lb per person per sandwich if they are making their own if you are serving them you can stretch it to 1/4 lb per sandwich.

    9 lb raw butt = 4.5 lbs cooked weight divided by 3 = 13 or 14 sandwiches

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