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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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ok i need some help i am bbq'ing several turkeys on my for thanksgiving for my church, we are feeding the needy , how many can i feed off of a turkey 18-20 lb range ,may have as many as 500 people , not sure of the meat to carcass ratio
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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
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I figure 2 lbs raw weight per head that takes into account the bones and water weight loss.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Yep, 2 lbs per person raw weight here also.
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Yep.. So if 500 people then 1000 pounds of Turkey ought to do her.. if Turkey is the only meat you are serving..
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hey thanks for the info guys , won't know the number of people attending till closer to thanksgiving but i have 10 birds donated already and i have 12 weber kettles lined up and 3 ranch kettles set to go , i will post up some pics day or so after the big day
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So, you are looking at close to 50 turkeys unless I screwed up. Dang, that is a lot of turkey.. Good luck Dude!
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Unread 10-31-2013, 04:54 AM   #7
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Very cool cooking for the needy man thats a great thing to do. Make sure to figure in an extra bird for the cook as well lol
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