Originally Posted by landarc
That request seems very normal to me, maybe a little light on all fronts in fact.
On a packer brisket from the package...assuming a 12 to 15 pound packer:
1.5 to 2 pounds lost to trim
35% weight lost during cooking
So, a 14 pound brisket will yield 7-8 pounds of cooked meat. Three servings per pound, you are looking at 20 to 24 servings per raw 14 pound packer.
Landarc is dead on acturate as usual. I was going to post pretty much the same estimate on brisket. Its a hard meet to make profit on if people don't know what they are buying vs. pulled pork. I would prep more than you need as others have said, you are the one that looks bad. Get them to cover 110-115 people in the price and you should be very safe.