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Old 01-16-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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Got a cook for 75 coming up, pulled pork and baked beans. Figure ten eight pound butts with a yield of forty pounds after cooking, thats 160 4ounce sammies. Gonna fix four #10 cans of beans, these figures seem close?
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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I figure 15 sammies per butt. The beans are about 25 per #10 can unless you doctor them up then its like 30 +.
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:52 PM   #3
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I tend to get around a 55% yield on pulled pork.

For 75 people with 4 Oz servings 2 sammies / person, my figures say 68 lb uncooked to get 37.5 lbs cooked meat with no spare, (or not much anyway), so 10 x 8 lb you will have extra there.

I would go up with the serving and go 3 / lb or 5.33 Oz / portion, you can also say, "If you're still hungry come back for a second!" You may get 50% takers but I bet you don't.

75 @ 5.33 Oz is only 25 lbs cooked, 45.45 lbs uncooked or 5.5 8 lb butts, so if you went with 7 butts and 5.33 Oz you would still have spare.

The main reason I suggest going up to 5.33 Oz / portion is, you will get less wastage for the most part, a larger number of your clients will be satisfied with the bigger sammie, and those who know they can eat a second will do so, if you give everyone 8 Oz to start out with, those who will be happy with a 5.33 Oz would eat about as much, but you are wasting the other 2 - 3 Oz on each plate that doesn't get eaten.

You are about right on your beans, but they are cheap, so bumping it an extra can won't break the bank either.
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