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Dr_KY 04-30-2009 01:22 PM

calculator?
 
I'm looking for some direction.

Let's say you were doing an event and expected to feed say around 1,000 servings of sliced pork sandwiches or brisket. How much pork/brisket would you need and what size servings are suggested?

What portion/weight are you using for brisket/pulled pork sandwich?

willkat98 04-30-2009 01:29 PM

Have you checked link #4 in this thread from the top of the forum?

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=60674

Dr_KY 04-30-2009 01:32 PM

no lol
I'll have a look now, :cool:

Dr_KY 04-30-2009 01:34 PM

I don't have MS Office Excel can someone run the numbers for me please?

jason 04-30-2009 02:43 PM

The site where the spreadsheet is blocked for me. You could try OpenOffice. It's a free Office alternative.

Anyways, I believe that I read that a good serving size was about 1/4 - 1/3 pound of meat.

Assuming 1/4 pound, you'll need 250lbs of cooked pork/brisket.

Assuming 1/3 pound, you'll need 334lbs of cooked pork/brisket.

IIRC, pork butts lose about 50% of their weight, so you'd need 500lbs of pork for 1/4lb servings and 668lbs for 1/3lb servings.

Brisket the math gets a little harder. IIRC, Briskets lose about 40% of their weight, so you need 416lbs for 1/4lb servings and 556lbs for 1/3lbs servings.

My math may be off, so double check it.

Dr_KY 04-30-2009 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jason (Post 914389)
The site where the spreadsheet is blocked for me. You could try OpenOffice. It's a free Office alternative.

Anyways, I believe that I read that a good serving size was about 1/4 - 1/3 pound of meat.

Assuming 1/4 pound, you'll need 250lbs of cooked pork/brisket.

Assuming 1/3 pound, you'll need 334lbs of cooked pork/brisket.

IIRC, pork butts lose about 50% of their weight, so you'd need 500lbs of pork for 1/4lb servings and 668lbs for 1/3lb servings.

Brisket the math gets a little harder. IIRC, Briskets lose about 40% of their weight, so you need 416lbs for 1/4lb servings and 556lbs for 1/3lbs servings.

My math may be off, so double check it.


Thanks for that this is what I paid today....

http://i39.tinypic.com/2wg4nie.jpg
5.035kg= 11.1 pounds

Brisket is 4.75 so I may stick with pork.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 04-30-2009 03:05 PM

British Pork legs are fresh hams from what I see and not butts, so the ratios given above may not apply.

jason 04-30-2009 04:03 PM

Instead of the leg, look for the Pork Shoulder.

Dr_KY 04-30-2009 04:55 PM

It's alright I'll be smoking and slicing.

Poker Smoker 05-11-2009 03:07 PM

Get Open Office
Its free
http://www.openoffice.org/


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