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Unread 08-13-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Pulled pork numbers help

I am looking for some guidance we are doing a charity event for 175 people just pulled pork sandwiches. i need to know about how much raw pork i need?

I need to sit down and weigh precooked and cooked and serving size to see how much i get out of a pork/brisket and such but have yet to do that as before i know it the food is gone LOL.

or does anyone have some kind of spreadsheet to help determine this all out?
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90lbs. of raw pork with 50% yield will give you 45. lbs. of cooked. This will give you 180 1/4 pork sammies. So you should probably do about 100 lbs of raw to be safe. or if you want bigger sammies go 120 lbs. of raw.
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I figure butts cook down to 50%, then I figure 1/3 pound per serving. Then I package up whatever is left in 1lb. pkgs and sell at the end of the event. People always buy it. (probably won't be alot left tho.)
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96lbs Raw is my 2 cents worth but I'd see what others say.
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