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Old 07-01-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Hey guys I have to cook pork butts for pulling to feed 287 people their 8 to 9 lb butts. Any idea on how many I would need to cook .thanks
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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Seeing as it's EXACTLY 287 people,
you decide if you want 3, 4 or 5 oz serving size.
If it's 3 oz, then you will need 861 oz. of finished product.
Since you lose about HALF of the cold weight, you need
107.625 pounds of cold meat, for 3 oz servings.
13 shoulders.
If it's 4 oz serving size, you need , you need
1138 finished ozs. This is 143.5 cold pounds of meat.
Could be 18 shoulders.
Add another 40 pounds cold for 5 oz servings. 23 Shoulders.
You got a lot on your hands!


I'd cook more, and charge alot.
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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If you deliver add at least 10% more.
Self serve buffet is wasteful.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:22 PM   #5
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287 people divided by # servings per pound divided by .6 yield will give you raw weight needed.

I would cook 17 8lbs. Butts
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:13 PM   #6
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Thanks for all good info I was thinking around 20.
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