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Old 01-27-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Quantity Question for butt.

I have a friend who has recently bought a WSM. He is new to smoking. He just called and asked how many butts he needed for 25 people. He says he has 4 butts that are 8 to 8 1/2 pounds a piece. I told him that should be fine...but I'm not sure. I was going by a total of 32 pounds minus 30% loss. Giving him about 21 or 22 pounds. I told him I thought 1/2 pound per person was about right.

How many pounds of meat does he need to start with?

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Old 01-27-2008, 04:52 PM   #2
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3 will do it. I usually feed 10 on an 8 pounder.
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:54 PM   #3
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3 will do it. I usually feed 10 on an 8 pounder.
Ditto!
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #4
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3 servings / lb would need 8.33 lbs cooked meat or around 16 lb uncooked.

That will make a 5.33 Oz meat filled sammie / person with no leftovers, so as Nick and Larry have said 3 butts would do a good job, 4 would do a great job with leftovers for later.

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tell him to grab a copy of my catering planner if he wants, it's free to download and free to use, if he doesn't have Excel there is also a link to Open Office, then use the Open Office Calc.
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