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Captain Morgan 07-17-2007 02:20 PM

I'd say 150 lbs..I pretty much go 1 lb of hoof weight to each person.
Depends some on who's eating and what the sides are.

Bill The Grill Guy 07-17-2007 03:09 PM

Yep, Cappy has it nailed. Thats what I was thinking.

07-17-2007 03:39 PM

1 lbs a person is ok I think with Boston Butts and Picnic where you get over 50% yield cus that gives you a 1/2lbs per person or [2] 1/4lbs sammys.

Whole hog's yield is much less and I "think" around 35-45% hoof weight is yield meat. I may be wrong.

Take yer number of people and add 10% then calculate to giver yerself 1/2lbs of cooked meat per person. Especially if this is the only meat served.

Cook the 150lbs hog and 6 butts. Not all folks can/will take their meat straight from a carcas too. Meat's cheaper than hungry customers

Good luck

SoEzzy 07-17-2007 06:55 PM

I have heard it said 1 1/2 lbs dressed weight / person.

I don't cook whole hog, so I'm only passing on what I've read.

Captain Morgan 07-22-2007 09:39 AM

Mike's right, there probably is a significant amount of
additional waste in whole hog. Make sure when you
get the pig you are getting the dressed weight as
opposed to "on the hoof weight"

Captain Morgan 07-22-2007 09:43 AM

weight chart here.... ... oof+weight

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