View Full Version : Question about weight and Fatties?

08-13-2011, 08:21 AM
Hi folks,

I have some friends and family that want me to cater the upcoming football season. My question is if I'm charging per pound of pulled pork, how much weight am I gonna loose in fat/original weight? If you buy an 8lb butt how much weight should you expect to loose in fat.
Thanks ya'll!

08-13-2011, 08:55 AM
Usually, you figure a 50% yield on pork. An 8lb butt should produce about 4lbs of cooked, edible meat. Shoulders will be less.

08-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the help! Also...does anyone do fatties when catering? I was thinking about it, but I'm worried that they will dry out. What's ya'lls opinion on them and what is the best way to keep the moist?