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Old 12-30-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Yall that cook alot for alot of folks might can help me here , in 2 weeks I have 16 friends coming over for the Martin Luther Kking weekend . Niki and I are handleing the Saturday night dinner , which by request is pulled pork , the question I have is how many butts do yall think it would take to feed all these folks , mind ya some are heavy eaters like me so what do yall think?? Niki is doing slaw and desert . And just for the record I didnt get the WSM`S yet they are back ordered
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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I'd do three and vacumn seal any leftovers. Two will be cutting it close if thay are big eaters.
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:40 PM   #3
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What Nick said...

Cooked pork = 50 / 60% of uncooked pork.

So it depends on how big of the serverings of pork are per sammich.
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #4
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I would do 2 lbs. a person minimum....... as Nick says..........ya can always freeze it! Nuthin' like a good plate of leftover Q on a lazy day.

When you say "heavy eaters" do you mean they eat 2 cheeseburgers at your BBQ's OR they still look for more after the 3rd one? If the later is the case , you might want to go with the 2lbs. per.

I have also noticed that good Q tends to dissapear TWICE as fast when you do an off season cook. Heavy eaters or not.

Is PP going to be the only meat?
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:00 PM   #5
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Yep three butts is what I'd do as well!!
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:18 PM   #6
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I would do 2 lbs. a person minimum....... as Nick says..........ya can always freeze it! Nuthin' like a good plate of leftover Q on a lazy day.

When you say "heavy eaters" do you mean they eat 2 cheeseburgers at your BBQ's OR they still look for more after the 3rd one? If the later is the case , you might want to go with the 2lbs. per.

I have also noticed that good Q tends to dissapear TWICE as fast when you do an off season cook. Heavy eaters or not.

Is PP going to be the only meat?
Burgers let me say this , these folks can eat 3 tripple whoppers , a exlarge drink , exlarge fries , and then want desert !!!
Yep Pulled pork is all they wanted , thinking of putting in some sauages in as well , my single barrel offset 55 galon drukm grill can hold at least 4 to 5 butts at one time .
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #7
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I'd do 4 butts....but I get mine at BJ's and they come 2 to a pack...
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:29 PM   #8
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I'd do 4 butts....but I get mine at BJ's and they come 2 to a pack...
Good point. I get mine there also so i'd do 4 also. [smilie=a_happyme.gif]

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If they are big eaters better load up on the filling sides like tater salad and beans.....
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Hey, let them go home hungry!
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:33 PM   #11
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Hey, let them go home hungry!
Some of these guys are women are hard core bikers I will tell them you said to do that !! LOL But you come here and you wont go away hungry unless its you fault !!!
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I think we will need some pics of this event.
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I think we will need some pics of this event.

Pics will be no problem just have to figure how to post em !!!!! BBQ I am good at high tech still working on that , LOL!!!
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If you want to end up with one pound per head start out with two per head before cooking. For 16 people I would smoke 32 pounds of pork, just about two doubles from Sams. Make plenty of cole slaw, beans, and garlic bread.
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