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Just Pulin' Pork
07-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Looking for some reassurance that my numbers look right. I have an opportunity to cook brisket and pork for 70 adults. I am using this handy tool found here:

http://www.freewebs.com/susquehannabluesmoke/Catering/BBQ%20Calculator.xls


According to this its apx 13lbs of brisket and apx 14 lbs of pork. For those not using this tool am I in the ball park? TIA

Jon

Garth57
07-01-2009, 11:54 PM
That's about 3oz of each meat per person? Seems kind of small. Guess it depends on sides, etc. Of course I always over estimate on portions.

big brother smoke
07-02-2009, 10:20 AM
You will need more like 17.5 lbs. of cooked meat (both briskie and PP)
This will give you 1/4 lb. servings of each meat. YMMV!

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 11:04 AM
You will need more like 17.5 lbs. of cooked meat (both briskie and PP)
This will give you 1/4 lb. servings of each meat. YMMV!

I am in agreement. :roll:

If your gonna be short on sides, go with 1/3 lb per person to play it safe.

1/3 lb PP = 46.5 lbs of uncooked meat each. :biggrin:

big brother smoke
07-02-2009, 11:51 AM
I am in agreement. :roll:

If your gonna be short on sides, go with 1/3 lb per person to play it safe.

1/3 lb PP = 46.5 lbs of uncooked meat each. :biggrin:

or 15.35 lb. of cooked :tongue::biggrin:

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 11:53 AM
or 15.35 lb. of cooked :tongue::biggrin:

Or 245.60 ounces. :tongue:

big brother smoke
07-02-2009, 11:56 AM
Or 245.60 ounces. :tongue:

or 6,876.80 grams :cool:

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 12:29 PM
or 6,876.80 grams :cool:

Drug Dealer mod.

C Rocke
07-02-2009, 01:02 PM
Uncooked - 32lbs pork and 30lbs brisket is what I would do.

Just Pulin' Pork
07-02-2009, 02:05 PM
or 15.35 lb. of cooked :tongue::biggrin:

So whats the logic of figuring cooked vs non cooked weights? Is there a formula you use based on the number of people you are cooking for?

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 02:18 PM
So whats the logic of figuring cooked vs non cooked weights? Is there a formula you use based on the number of people you are cooking for?

Pork has 50% shrinkage. (standard)

70 people at 1/4 lb servings = 17.5 lbs of cooked meat x 2 (shrinkage) = 35 lbs of raw product. :biggrin:

Just Pulin' Pork
07-02-2009, 02:27 PM
Pork has 50% shrinkage. (standard)

70 people at 1/4 lb servings = 17.5 lbs of cooked meat x 2 (shrinkage) = 35 lbs of raw product. :biggrin:

Thank you for the info. Does brisket loose 50% also?

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 02:40 PM
Thank you for the info. Does brisket loose 50% also?

Brisket is more like 35-40% loss but i always figure 50 and have plenty of meat!
Makes the calculating a lot easier also....

YMMV :cool:

big brother smoke
07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Brisket is more like 35-40% loss but i always figure 50 and have plenty of meat!
Makes the calculating a lot easier also....

YMMV :cool:

I am in agreement :shock::biggrin:

monty3777
07-02-2009, 03:20 PM
I'm feeding 75 this weekend. Bought 5 butts and a 12 lb brisket. Hope those numbers help. (the butts are around 8lbs). There's nothing wrong with a little extra

Bbq Bubba
07-02-2009, 04:33 PM
I'm feeding 75 this weekend. Bought 5 butts and a 12 lb brisket. Hope those numbers help. (the butts are around 8lbs). There's nothing wrong with a little extra

Butts are good but no way you'll get 75 slices outta 1 brisky!! :shock:

monty3777
07-02-2009, 05:55 PM
Butts are good but no way you'll get 75 slices outta 1 brisky!! :shock:

That's what the pork butt is for! I'm throwing in a brisket for a little variety. Just trying to give a feel for the amount of raw meat I buy for that many people.