How much pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by taterdavid, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. taterdavid

    taterdavid Smoke Blower

    how many pounds of butt for 30 people, i know theres a formula but need a price kinda soon.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Figure your going to yield 50-55% of raw weight. Then for friends and family figure about 1/3 lb per sandwich.  If you started with 20 lbs of raw butts that would yield about 10 lbs of finished pulled pork then if 1/3 lb per sandwich that would be 30 sandwiches. That would be one per person if you have heavy eaters adjust the recipe up and don't worry about left overs it reheats great
     
  3. taterdavid

    taterdavid Smoke Blower

    thanks for the reply piney, thats about what i figured. this is my first kinda paying gig so kinda excited. not makein but about $20 but if it gets the word out it'll be worth it.
     
  4. eekinsman

    eekinsman Newbie

    My experience smoking pulled pork for a large party  taught me that 1/3 lb of finished pork per person can be  substantially too much if you have a lot of sides. Baked beans, moink balls and mac & cheese all will compete for plate, and ultimately, stomach space. If its my money, the more the better, but on another's dime, with lots of sides, I'd figure 1/4 lb per person.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    If it is a commercail gig I would figure 1/4 lb per person.
     
  6. smokinal

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

    Nothing wrong with leftovers!
     
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can always save left overs, but you can't make more if you run out.

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