View Full Version : Need advice/suggestions for BBQ at work

07-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Normally when we do a cookout at work it's just burgers and dogs. This week we have 2 people leaving so we wat to do something more.

I was thinking about doing a pork loin in a brine then a brown sugar glaze along with some chicken.

What do you guys think, a loin and a dozen drum sticks? If you would do chicken are drum sticks alright and how would you prepare them?

We only have about $70 to spend for the meat and about 14 people attending.

This isn't a competition but I want to do it right.

07-17-2012, 12:08 PM
A loin might dry out too much. How about a pork butt with the chicken?

The chicken should be good. Drum sticks or thighs would work best. I'd put some rub on them and let them sit in the fridge overnight and then smoke at about 275 to 300 for about 1.5 hours until done.

07-17-2012, 12:19 PM
+1 on the pork butt. Pulled pork is crowd pleaser.

07-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Not only is PP a crowd pleaser, but its also very cost effective.

07-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Pork loin wrapped in bacon is great on a smoker.

KnucklHed BBQ
07-17-2012, 12:37 PM
+1 Butt, you can cook it a night or 2 before and reheat the pulled pork for lunch, I think reheated PP is better anyways...

07-17-2012, 12:47 PM
I agree with the pulled pork idea but when it comes to chicken thighs are better than drumsticks imho since they are more pleasing to those that normally only eat the white meat.

07-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Yup, I agree Pork Butt. For the chicken, if you want something special. How about cupcake chicken. It's a royal PITA to make, but is it good. You can make them up ahead of time and braise and smoke them on site.

07-18-2012, 03:23 PM
One word,BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-18-2012, 03:30 PM
Pulled pork has always been a hit at my workplace. Easy to make a large quantity, easy to reheat, serve and eat as well. I usually get the Hawaiian rolls to make PP sliders, and people have loved them. No chicken bones to worry about.

Brian in Maine
07-18-2012, 04:57 PM
I do pulled pork at my work a couple times a year, and it always goes over great.

07-18-2012, 05:14 PM
Another vote for shoulder