I guess I know how I eat so I was taking that into account. I've cooked 40lbs at once and still had some room that I thought I could cook another easily. I think once I tried to go 6-7 butts it'd be pushing it a bit.
My plain was to cook the butts the day before (or maybe do an over night cook) then do the ribs to be ready once people got there. I would probably do the ribs and cut them in a couple of bones. I wouldn't let people just dig out on them.
I think 50 people would be a safe number to guesstament to show up. We'll also have sides and things of that nature, so 5 butts and a couple of ribs should be fine?
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