whote hog for 200 people

Discussion in 'Pork' started by flyin'illini, May 5, 2015.

  1. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey, you all.  I have been searching here and other places.   We plan to get a 120 lb hog. (we did a 100-110 lber a few years ago)   From what I read that should feed at 1/4 lb per person, maybe 160 people, right?    Just wanted some thoughts.   We plan to supplement with butts. 

    Thanks.
     
  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  3. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I could run 12 butts on my 3 UDS but I run out of fridge space ahead of that (I have a 2nd fridge) and pulling them in the kitchen drives me and my wife nuts.  I'm not doing that again.

    We can run the hog on a large cooker on site and be done.   It will take 8-9 hours.  We will allow for 12 just in case there are issues. 

    I am looking to confirm that from a 120 lbs hog (dressed weight ready to go on smoker) I think I will end up with 40-50 lbs.  I think?
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The skin will be eaten most likely so you will have more then enough. Good Luck 
     
  5. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thank you!   That is what I was trying to 'make sure' on.   Last time, we had a long 'hold' so the skin looked great but was a bit tough.  (meat was great)
     
  6. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey update - we ended up with 2 half hogs (70 lb each) and 4 pork butts and fed Neeley 300 people. It ran well. I can't upload pics from tapatalk.


    Glen
    Large Vertical Charcoal w/ guru
    3 UDS (one by BBQ Bubba)
    Superfast thermopens
    KCBS CBJ
     

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