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Unread 02-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #3
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I'm no expert but I would prefer to cook 2 larger (9-10ish lb.) butts rather than 4 smaller ones if you can find them. I think the come out more moist. How many ribs do you think each person will eat. If an average rack has 12 bones x4 that's 48 bones. So you'll have a little less than two per person. If you think everyone will only eat 2 then you should be fine with 2 large butts, 4 racks and your 2 pans of sides. If it's me i'd make 5 or 6 racks because I always freak out about running out of food. Drives my wife nuts but keeps the people happy. Again i'm no expert.
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