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Unread 03-15-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Smile kids grad party

hi everybody, this is my first post so any info is greatly appreciated, so, i'm looking at about 70 people showing up.
1. how much pork butt should i smoke?
2. once cooked, how do i keep it moist in warmer?

will have all the fixins to go along with the sammies...
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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I guess it depends...

Are you serving a side? If yes, how many? Are you making sandwiches? How old is the crowd? (I go with more if it's younger vs less if its a group of 70 year olds vs a bunch of kids (under 12)).

As for keeping it moist, take a look at how others deal with it in Brians thread pulled pork sauced?

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70 sammies at 1/3 lb = 23 lbs cooked pork = 46 lbs uncooked or about 6-8lb butts.

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thanks for the input, will swing by....
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To keep it moist, add some apple juice. Pour some in the bottom of the pan or mist the pork. Then wrap in foil or foil and clear wrap while reheating. Check the temp. Once it gets to 140 - 160. Serve it up!
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