Meat quantities

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by lennyk, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. lennyk

    lennyk Newbie

    Hey guys,

    For a typical sized fatty, eg 2-3" thick and about the length of gallon ziplock bag.

    What is the approx amount of ground meat required ?

  2. I've just rolled out a 1lb chub for that size, So I'm thinking 1lb of the ground meat is about right.
  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    yep 1 pound, some have used more but 1 pound works
  4. boiseque

    boiseque Smoke Blower

    I have only made 1 fatty, but it was awesome! I used 1lb of sausage, when rolled out in the ziplock I would say it was about 1/4" thick. We also used 1lb of thick cut bacon for the bacon weave on the outside. Cooked in about 2.5 hours. I would think that if you were trying to make a really thick one you would run into some problems, the ziplock would only allow it to be so thick and the cooking times would have to go up, in my mind at least. Give it a try with 1lb of sausage, it makes quite a bit and if you need more then just make 2.[​IMG]
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have always used 1# but am thinking of trying a 3/4 # run next time to see if it will come to temp faster
  6. jd08

    jd08 Fire Starter

    JD comes in 1 lb packs, so that works out pretty well for me. I have seen a 3 pounder at Sam's but I'd like to avoid the bypass for a bit longer.
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I guess I like mine a little bigger for I always use 2 lbs of sausage for my fatties. But when I make them I'm usually feeding a good amount of people or the guys at work.
  8. I did my first 2 this past weekend... 1 pound of ground sausage is what I used (1 pound each that is)
  9. danielh

    danielh Meat Mopper

    1lb works, but is a little thin for me at gallon baggie size, i prefer 1.25-1.5lb...
  10. okiedawg

    okiedawg Fire Starter

    Me too! 2 lbs seems to be the right amount.
  11. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Consider this: The size of the meat depends on how much stuff you are going to put inside of it. Using more sausage / meat is good if you are going to "Load" up on the fattie. But 1 lb. should be good for a normal sized puppy. I personally use 2 lbs. as I like to "Load" my fatties up.

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