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Unread 07-01-2009, 11:09 PM   #1
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Looking for some reassurance that my numbers look right. I have an opportunity to cook brisket and pork for 70 adults. I am using this handy tool found here:

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According to this its apx 13lbs of brisket and apx 14 lbs of pork. For those not using this tool am I in the ball park? TIA

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That's about 3oz of each meat per person? Seems kind of small. Guess it depends on sides, etc. Of course I always over estimate on portions.
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You will need more like 17.5 lbs. of cooked meat (both briskie and PP)
This will give you 1/4 lb. servings of each meat. YMMV!
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You will need more like 17.5 lbs. of cooked meat (both briskie and PP)
This will give you 1/4 lb. servings of each meat. YMMV!
I am in agreement.

If your gonna be short on sides, go with 1/3 lb per person to play it safe.

1/3 lb PP = 46.5 lbs of uncooked meat each.
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I am in agreement.

If your gonna be short on sides, go with 1/3 lb per person to play it safe.

1/3 lb PP = 46.5 lbs of uncooked meat each.
or 15.35 lb. of cooked
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or 15.35 lb. of cooked
Or 245.60 ounces.
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Or 245.60 ounces.
or 6,876.80 grams
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Uncooked - 32lbs pork and 30lbs brisket is what I would do.
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or 15.35 lb. of cooked
So whats the logic of figuring cooked vs non cooked weights? Is there a formula you use based on the number of people you are cooking for?
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So whats the logic of figuring cooked vs non cooked weights? Is there a formula you use based on the number of people you are cooking for?
Pork has 50% shrinkage. (standard)

70 people at 1/4 lb servings = 17.5 lbs of cooked meat x 2 (shrinkage) = 35 lbs of raw product.
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Pork has 50% shrinkage. (standard)

70 people at 1/4 lb servings = 17.5 lbs of cooked meat x 2 (shrinkage) = 35 lbs of raw product.
Thank you for the info. Does brisket loose 50% also?
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Thank you for the info. Does brisket loose 50% also?
Brisket is more like 35-40% loss but i always figure 50 and have plenty of meat!
Makes the calculating a lot easier also....

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Brisket is more like 35-40% loss but i always figure 50 and have plenty of meat!
Makes the calculating a lot easier also....

YMMV
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I'm feeding 75 this weekend. Bought 5 butts and a 12 lb brisket. Hope those numbers help. (the butts are around 8lbs). There's nothing wrong with a little extra
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