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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.


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Unread 05-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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What is the best way on figure out how many butts to cook for a group of people. I have to fix for 30 so I was figuring around 4 butts. I cook 7lb butts.
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I am in the 1/4 lb per person of cooked meat or 1/2 lb uncooked.
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That would be alot of butts a half lb. Per person.
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So if I do 7 lb butts then that would b 14 people per butt at a half pound each. So 40 people I should be good with 3 butts?
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Always use the math.

40 people @ 1/4 lb PP = 10 lbs raw @ 50% yeild = 20 lbs raw meat.

I would always figure pork at 1/3 lb pp. YMMV
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What Bubba said. 5oz per person which is 10oz raw 10x30=300 divides by 16=18.75lbs I always add 10% to this and I would cook 20lbs raw butts.
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Just today I cooked 65 lbs of butts. It
Yielded exactly 38 lbs of pulled pork.
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Thank you all for you help.
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O.k want to make sure this is right. If i have 40 people and i am cooking 7 lb. Butts. I am figuring 1/2 lb. lb. Per person. That would be 14 people a butt so 3 butts would feed 40. Would that be safe to say?
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That is raw meat i am figuring
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O.k want to make sure this is right. If i have 40 people and i am cooking 7 lb. Butts. I am figuring 1/2 lb. lb. Per person. That would be 14 people a butt so 3 butts would feed 40. Would that be safe to say?
I normally do not cook anything under an eight pound butt and I've found I can get anywhere between 15-22 PP sammiches per butt. I'd figure if you're doing seven pound butts you'd more than likely be able to get 11-18 sammiches per butt, depending on how consistent you are with portion control/person.
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Thank u for ur help
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