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Old 02-06-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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I have been elected to bbq some pork putts for my daughters school fund raiser They want me to make enough for 100 sandwiches. How many pounds will I need of pork butt and what is a normal serving of size for meat for sandwich oz?
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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I was thinking 6 oz of meat per sammy. say 50 lbs of pork before cook. Does this sound right?
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6 oz is a decent sandwich. 100 Sandwiches would be approx 37.5 lbs cooked weight. I may go with 70lbs uncooked. I usually figure 50% shrink.
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4.5 oz on a 4" bun about 63lbs raw pork is what I would do.
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Since those guys did the math, cook around 65 to 70 pounds, serve around 4 to 5 ounces. You are golden.
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I agree with HBMTN. 4-4 1/2 oz on a nice classic bun will take 55-60 pounds butt.
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By my calcs you will need between 60-70 lbs before cooking. Why not 1/4 or 1/3lb?
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I'll generally serve 4-4.5oz on a round bun. If using a hoagie roll, i'll bump it to six oz.
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I own a wedding reception venue and find it's best to go with smaller portion sandwiches for guests. I think 4 to 4.5 oz is plenty. It's amazing how much is wasted when larger portions are offered.
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Did a 45 head reception on two 11-13 lb shoulders. It was self serve and they piled it on, ... but after last call there were a few leftovers. I think a big factor in any meal is sides, what are they and how many do you have? Limit them and you have less waste. But don't go without either! (my downfall... I love alot of sides and appetizers and such)
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Since those guys did the math, cook around 65 to 70 pounds, serve around 4 to 5 ounces. You are golden.
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Why not 1/4 or 1/3lb?
4 ozs is 1/4 pound 5 oz is close enough to 1/3 of a pound (5.33.. oz)
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #13
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If it's a fundraiser and you are preparing the sandwiches then you decide the portion.
I use this formula:
#of servings divided buy #of servings per pound divided by .6 for 60percent yield. That tells me how much raw meat I need.

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I'm doing a similar thing except for 150 people and a wedding so like 75 or 80?
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Whatever you do, make sure you treat yourself(and a helper or two) to the money muscle!
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