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Old 01-03-2007, 08:35 PM   #1
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Griff Loaf Shrinkage

Been asked to do meat loaf for about 30 guys plus sides, I can handel the sides no problem, I need help with "green" weight of the meat loaf that will be Griff loaf. I'm thinking about 30% loss after cooking. Does that sound about right? Any help would be great.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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Just guessing here but I think 30% is high.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Just guessing here but I think 30% is high.
Me too. You'll get shrinkage, but not so much. I don't have any hard data, but my eyeball estimate would be closer to 15%.

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Griffs loaf shrinkage??????

Ummm hey Griff, ya might want to get that checked out....
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:17 PM   #5
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I know that there will be some shrinkage but have never quantified it. I think the major variables will be the fat content of the various ground meats used in the loaf. Having said that I would guess the shrinkage would be closer to 15% than 30%. I would have noticed a one third shrinkage.

Just curious Pigs, you gonna do one giant loaf, or several small ones?


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Old 01-04-2007, 06:33 AM   #6
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MMMMM smoked meatloaf.
13.7555 % shrinkage but if using walmart ground beef it will shrink 22.785433%.

Actually Pigs I cook meatloaf fairly often and 15% shrinkage at the most is my best guess too. If that much.
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Thanks for the help. I'll be doing several loafs in the two pound a piece range. That way I can freeze any leftovers.
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Griff loaf shrinkage...that's what happens when you go out in the Alaska cold...
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Griff loaf shrinkage...that's what happens when you go out in the Alaska cold...
That reminds me of "arctic frustration". That's when it's really cold and you have to pee -- with eight inches of clothes and three inches of equipment.

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