How much ????

Discussion in 'Pork' started by kosmo, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. kosmo

    kosmo Fire Starter

    I need some help on trying to figure out how much smoked meat I need per person??????
    Bone in Boston Butt is my choice.
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    someone will be along to help..........but MODS........we need a sticky on this subject..........
  3. Butts: I seem to remember reading a post that said you get about 50-60% finished product from the starting weight of the roast and then figure that each person is going to want about a half pound of meat since it'll be so good. And the chicks who only have one sammie will be leaving thirds for someone else or some take home for the lucky ones. That's the "ish" of it how I see it.

  4. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    I would go with about 6-8 oz per person, but i dont know what kind of side dishes that you are going to have and how much. that also depends on what type of eaters you are going to be serving. With a butt, leftovers are always acceptable and good re heated the next day or frozen for a few weeks [​IMG]
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    what smokin said.........the amount of sides and variety will also be a factor..........
  6. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    For butts and briskets
    I figger weight 40% lose in smokeing process
    and i figger poundage needed at 1/3# per person (man,woman or child)
    so if you start will 100# uncooked meat, you will get aprox 60# of meat, that give you 180 sammies. this is what i use and come out fine.

    If there is beer/party/dance, you may up the poundage needed, people will come back for more as the nite progress's
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I average 40% loss on a smoke but figure 50% ta be safe. I served 1/4 pound sammies recently at a big bash, was more then enough meat on an average bun. I figured two sammies per person, plus 10%. Had plenty of pork ta go round, took bunch home, but better safe then sorry I figure, folks who be hungry an have no food can become dangerous!
  8. kosmo

    kosmo Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the info, great help !!!!!!!
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya want something like this???
  10. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    If a lot is good,and more is better....then too much should be just about rite>????<
    just a lildrag racing wisdom[​IMG]
  11. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    I like the way u think[​IMG]

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