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Pork Shoulder will Feed ???

bschroedbschroed Posts: 29
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum
Anyone have an idea how many people a pork shoulder will serve per pound ?


  • drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
    You get about a 50% yield so if you make small (1/4lb) sandwiches you can feed 2 per pound of fresh pork. I usually figure 1/3lb for each good sandwich so a pound of fresh pork will feed 1 and 1/2 guests.

    To simplify an 8 pound butt feeds 12.
    Ray Lampe Dr. BBQ

  • HOW

    For pulled pork, a typical sandwich (or serving) is 4 oz of cooked meat. For
    adult males, you might want to plan on 2 sandwiches per person. For women and
    children, plan on one sandwich per person. The average butt loses about 40% of
    its weight while cooking. So, to get 6 pounds of cooked pork (24 sandwiches)
    you would need to start with 10 pounds of butt (2.4 servings per LB of uncooked
    meat). So a simple little formula is all you need:

    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    Number of men (men or
    large eaters)= M

    Number of women and children (lighter eaters)= W

    Pounds of Butt to buy = B


    So if there 5 men and 5 women,

    B=(2*5+5)/2.4 =15/2.4 = 6.25 Pounds

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