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Old 01-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #1
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6 oz is a good figure. I can usually get 15+ sammys out of a butt. 300~15=20 butts. Your going to need a bigger smoker .

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Old 01-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #2

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I agree with Bill that 6oz. is a nice portion. My yeald is lower then Bill's, I trim as much fat and the gland off the butts as I can and my yealds are aproxmitly 4 pounds per cooked butts. You will need 28 butts to serve 300 dinners.

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Old 01-24-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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I think you in the ballpark with your 5 oz servings.... I also think you need somewhere about 85-90 pounds of cooked meat to serve...I'm also thinking if you have 180 pounds of uncooked meat, you will, plenty of leftovers.... I dont see you loosing 50% of your total to a cook... an 8 pound butt coming out the smoker, only weighing 4 pounds????....not on my smoker... I usually count for an avg of 35% shrinkage
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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5-6 oz should work very well.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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I worked it out to 151 lbs uncooked for the 250, if you are up at the 180 lb mark you should have enough for 300 plates at 3 servings per lb or 5.333 Oz.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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Ice Cream Disher: # 6 size. 3" bowl. 4.66 fluid oz. 4.86 weight oz. Is what I use for gigs that pay by the pound I'm guessing that they will get about 5 oz with that. Makes life more easy too.

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