How much will I need?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by oper8or, May 24, 2008.

  1. oper8or

    oper8or Newbie

    Making Baby Backs for 8 people tommorrow. How much should I buy?
  2. oper8or

    oper8or Newbie

    and no other meat. plenty of sides.
  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think with no other meat a 1/2 rack ea. but have a little extra-just in case.
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Desertlites has it pegged.
  5. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    With my family, it's 1/2 rack for the ladies and a full rack of BBs for the guys. We like to eat [​IMG]!
  6. oper8or

    oper8or Newbie

    so how long should I figure at 150 to 180 degrees fo babybacks?
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always use spares, figure 1/2 rack ea, then another full rack fer just incase, my daughter in law will see to it there ain't no left overs! I use 3-2-1 myself.
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The rule of thumb is 1.5 times what you think or calculate you need.
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you have the option, call the place you're going to buy them before heading down there. Ask them if they'll cut you a deal for buying in bulk, that is, unless you are getting them from Sams or Costco.
  10. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A half slab is good, get some chicken leg and thighs for backup they are cheap and you might have leftovers. Actually a 1/4 slab and a chicken 1/4 is a great combo. I served that in my restaurant and it was a hit.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck!!
  11. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I had rather err in the way of too much than too little. Also I agree with the chicken as second meat. 10#'s of thighs do not cost much and smoke up great. Just my .02 for what it is worth. Good luck!
  12. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    hmmm.if thats is all you are doing..enjoy the day and fill the cooking grates to capacity..send your friends home with a doggy bag..they will love ya for it.

    But if they are great..might not be no doggy bag. give em

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