Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba
175 people @ 1/4# of PP = 43.75 lbs of cooked meat x 2 (50% loss) = 87 1/2 lbs of pork.
Roughly same for brisket.
6 cans of beans serves everyone a 4 oz serving. (44 lbs)
Coleslaw and potato salad are probably fine.
This meal goes $14.50 normally but might go cheaper for an orginization i belong to.....
While I agree with Bubba's numbers if you are only serving one meat, I think you can cut it back to roughly 44 pounds of pork (uncooked with a 50% loss) and 37 pounds of brisket (uncooked with a 40% loss). This should give you about 44 pounds of cooked meat... Enough for 4 ounces of meat per person. I would normally kick up my numbers by 10% just to be on the safe side.
I think his other numbers are pretty good.