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Old 09-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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The two brothers I work for have ask me to cook for an up coming cattle auction they are putting on. They are expecting 300 people to be in attendence. They want me to do pulled pork and/or brisket sandwiches. My question is which one would yall do. Going to serve chips to go with the sandwiches. I've never cooked this much pork or briskets before. What kind of poundage would I be looking at to cook for that many people. Would think that 90 percent will be men.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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Id go with the pork butt 99% chance that it will come out good..as far as the amt's, Im sure others will chime in. Just my 2 cents
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:35 PM   #3
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It will be more of a challenge but, something about a cattle auction and being as far south as you are makes me think beef brisket.
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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I would do the pork...easier to do...but I do see Cliff's point. You will be at a cattle auction!
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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Do the pork, if you do brisket they will think it was the cows that didn't sell!
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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If you do pulled pork alone you will need a minimum of 150lbs of raw pork (approximately 2 cases or 20 butts), that will give you a finished yield of approximately 75lbs (50%). That will give you 300, 4oz servings.

If you want to do half and half then you will need 10 butts (1 case) and approximately 80lbs of brisket flats (1 case @ 10-8lb flats per case). You will get approximately a 50% yield from the briskets raw weight as well. So you will have approximately 40lbs of finished product giving you 160, 4oz brisket servings.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:42 AM   #7
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Well, in this area butts go for about $1.50/lb and briskets go for appx $3.00+ a lb! Brisket is a better meat in my opinion. It will impress much more as most folks in the "north" do not know how good it is. Larry is good on amounts. Good luck. WM
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:14 AM   #8
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I agree with Wolfy here. Do the 20, pull ahead of time and store in Vac sealed bags. Then just heat up what you need in boiling water.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:49 PM   #9
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PORK PORK PORK... even I can't mess that up... Have fun.. !!!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:07 PM   #10
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PORK PORK PORK... even I can't mess that up... Have fun.. !!!!
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