Be Sociable, Share!

Please consider registering

Log In Register

Login form protected by Login LockDown.

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —


— Match —


— Forum Options —


Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
How much to cook
July 20, 2008
12:21 pm
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
July 20, 2008

I'm doing some pulled pork and am not sure how big of a butt I'll need.  There will be a few sides, and drinks.  I'm expecting around 25 people, how big should I go?

Be Sociable, Share!
July 20, 2008
3:21 pm
Forum Posts: 125
Member Since:
June 24, 2008

Hey jpatts,

For 25 people I would have at least 10 to 12 lbs of pork, but that is after cooking.. If you can find 8-10lb butts, I would cook 2 of them..


Be Sociable, Share!
July 21, 2008
1:53 pm
Smokin Gator
Fernandina Beach FL
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
July 19, 2008

I do some small catering jobs and I always figure 1/2 pound a person cooked. Shrinkage on pork butts can be as much as 50% so I just use the number of people to figure the precooked weight. If it is 25 people then I cook 25 pounds of raw meat.

Best of luck on the cook…

Be Sociable, Share!
Forum Timezone: UTC -4

Most Users Ever Online: 81

Currently Online:
7 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

beltwaybbq: 53

TomTheGrillGuy: 12

CarbonThief: 11

kick201: 10

hosstd: 9

MeatEater77: 8

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 310

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 4

Forums: 11

Topics: 152

Posts: 404

Newest Members:

Moderators: Big Dan (13), KAPN (19), The BBQ Guy (7), gregrempe (2)

Administrators: admin (18), homebbq (125)

Be Sociable, Share!