Smoking a boston butt for the office

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jimmismoking, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. So a friend of mine at work got hired on full time and to celerbrate we are doing an office pot luck. Well she asked if I would maybe smoke some meat for her. I feel pretty honored to be asked to cook but to smoke something wow LOL. We have roughly about 20 employee's that are going to eat and at least half of them are bringing in dishes. I figure cost and amount of food the best choice would be getting a Boston Pork Butt and making pulled pork. I have all my seasoning, and plans laid out. The only tiny problem I ran into was how big of a Butt I should purchase.

    Normally, I do amounts for family and friends which leads to some good leftovers for a day or 2. But to cook a butt to feed 20 people. I don't know how many lbs I'll need. Rule of thumb is 4 oz person from what I read but I think I'm the only person bringing in a meat dish.

    Also, we have an oven here at work. What is the best method to use the oven to reheat the pulled pork? Warm, 225, 250?
     
  2. smokinal

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

    An 7-9 lb. butt should be plenty. Sam's sells them in a 2 pack & one of them would feed 20 people with sides. Yes warm it at 225 with foil cover & some liquid.
     
  3. Thanks again Al!

    I must say it's a pleasure being a part of this forum!
     
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I agree with sides that should be good. 
     
  5. poseidon

    poseidon Newbie

    [​IMG] +1... It sounds like there will be plenty of food for everyone if it is potluck, the only problem will be beating everyone back with an oar from the pork pile...lol. Good Luck!
     
  6. LOL Actually I'm hoping they eat it all and I can carry home an empty container [​IMG]
     

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