View Full Version : Shoulders vs butts yield ?

big blue bbq
07-20-2010, 11:07 AM
For catering and vending purposes I was just wondering what is used the most Shoulders or Butts. I know you have more cost tied up in wood/pellets for shoulders since they take longer, but what is the meat yield difference?

Bbq Bubba
07-20-2010, 03:01 PM
60ish% from butts, MUCH less than that for whole shoulders.
With the whole shoulder you have more bone, skin, fat that lower your yield.

Jacked UP BBQ
07-20-2010, 03:10 PM
55 on average from butts, about 35 on shoulders.

07-20-2010, 06:02 PM
I only do the Butts, and figure 50-60% yield.

big blue bbq
07-20-2010, 10:11 PM
Butts it is? Now just need something bigger to cook on?