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krshome 02-06-2014 07:06 PM

pork butt for 100 sandwiches question
I have been elected to bbq some pork putts for my daughters school fund raiser :shocked: They want me to make enough for 100 sandwiches. How many pounds will I need of pork butt and what is a normal serving of size for meat for sandwich oz?

krshome 02-06-2014 07:50 PM

I was thinking 6 oz of meat per sammy. say 50 lbs of pork before cook. Does this sound right?

bproffer 02-06-2014 08:24 PM

6 oz is a decent sandwich. 100 Sandwiches would be approx 37.5 lbs cooked weight. I may go with 70lbs uncooked. I usually figure 50% shrink.

HBMTN 02-06-2014 08:53 PM

4.5 oz on a 4" bun about 63lbs raw pork is what I would do.

landarc 02-06-2014 09:00 PM

Since those guys did the math, cook around 65 to 70 pounds, serve around 4 to 5 ounces. You are golden.

poorolddan 02-06-2014 09:02 PM

I agree with HBMTN. 4-4 1/2 oz on a nice classic bun will take 55-60 pounds butt.

krshome 02-06-2014 09:26 PM

Thanks guys

FatCoyote 02-06-2014 09:32 PM

By my calcs you will need between 60-70 lbs before cooking. Why not 1/4 or 1/3lb?

bproffer 02-06-2014 09:57 PM

I'll generally serve 4-4.5oz on a round bun. If using a hoagie roll, i'll bump it to six oz.

iceblue 02-11-2014 03:12 AM

I own a wedding reception venue and find it's best to go with smaller portion sandwiches for guests. I think 4 to 4.5 oz is plenty. It's amazing how much is wasted when larger portions are offered.

AlwaysSmokey 02-11-2014 02:27 PM

Did a 45 head reception on two 11-13 lb shoulders. It was self serve and they piled it on, ... but after last call there were a few leftovers. I think a big factor in any meal is sides, what are they and how many do you have? Limit them and you have less waste. But don't go without either! (my downfall... I love alot of sides and appetizers and such)
---a balancing act ----
60 ish should be enough for the fund rasier

IamMadMan 02-11-2014 09:53 PM


Originally Posted by landarc (Post 2795088)
Since those guys did the math, cook around 65 to 70 pounds, serve around 4 to 5 ounces. You are golden.


Originally Posted by FatCoyote (Post 2795128)
Why not 1/4 or 1/3lb?

4 ozs is 1/4 pound 5 oz is close enough to 1/3 of a pound (5.33.. oz)

jeffry1970 02-23-2014 07:55 PM

If it's a fundraiser and you are preparing the sandwiches then you decide the portion.
I use this formula:
#of servings divided buy #of servings per pound divided by .6 for 60percent yield. That tells me how much raw meat I need.

smokeymeatsweats 03-04-2014 08:26 PM

I'm doing a similar thing except for 150 people and a wedding so like 75 or 80?

HOGIE 03-10-2014 06:27 PM

Whatever you do, make sure you treat yourself(and a helper or two) to the money muscle!

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