Thread: Brisket Yield?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:33 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by landarc View Post
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.
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