How much to buy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by chesapeakesmoke, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. I generally cook for my family and neighbors but I am cooking for a party of 24-28 adults and could use some help deciding how much to make.

    I am making ribs and pulled pork on the smoker the rest I think I have figured out (sides, burgers, dogs). I buy from Sam's club baby-back 3 packs and shoulder 2 packs how many would you recommend?


  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    For the pork I figure about 1/3 lb per sandwich so for 24 people you'd need 8 lbs of finished product. Figure you will yield 50-60% from bone in butts so you'd need 16 lbs of raw butt. Ribs I personally would figure 2-3 bones per person since you have so much other meat your cooking. Good luck with the smoke and be sure to post some Qview
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto Piney.
  4. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds right to me!

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