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How much to cook
July 20, 2008
12:21 pm
jpatts
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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?

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July 20, 2008
3:21 pm
homebbq
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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..

Kevin
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July 21, 2008
1:53 pm
Smokin Gator
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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…

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