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Unread 03-06-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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How much shrinkage on average will a Butt go thru when smoked? ie 10lb. Butt when finished will weigh?? I know theres alot of variables to affect this but I'm just tryin to get a good ballpark idea.
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59.7% of original weight.
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I usually figure 60%. Many figure 50% to have extra.
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Is the 10# weight trimmed or is that packaged weight? If it's not already trimmed up, you could lose 10% right there and then 40% during the cook process! Some folks dont do much trimming on boston butts, but I like to trim off any excess fat on the outside and some of the large pockets throughout.
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Thanks guys!
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A simple formula of ((x/π)2)-1=finished weight, where x=starting weight.
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It actually works, try it out.
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Hey it really does work!!!

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