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Pulled pork question

How much pork would it take to feed 50 guys at the gun club? We will also have corn on the cob and a salad. 1/2 lb per person?
Pure Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited August 2013
    I had a party with 50 people, expecting a half pound each. I made about 30 pounds of pulled pork (pre-cooking weight) and ended up only using 1/3 of that. But I froze half of it and use it for quick dinners :) 50 people did include women and children, so that could be part of it too.

    I would say 15 pounds of meat (pre-cooked weight) would be fine. 3 8-9pounders will give you plenty plus maybe some extra.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • Figure 40% pre-cooked weight loss.  So an 8 pound butt turns into 4.8 pounds of meat, or about 18-19 4 oz servings per butt.  Definitely need 3 butts minimum to provide one serving per person.  This is a gun club?  4 butts fer sure unless you are having some other meat also.
    The Naked Whiz
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  • otterotter Posts: 206
    Do you folks think I can get four on a LBGE, I have the rig and extender..?
    Pure Michigan
    Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,149
    otter said:
    Do you folks think I can get four on a LBGE, I have the rig and extender..?
    Yes
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,164

    I am going to try 4 butts this weekend on my large. I have done 3 on the main grid. I have the 3 tier grid so Ill put one up there. I know the top one will cook quicker for sure.

     

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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  • otterotter Posts: 206
    Thanks
    Pure Michigan
    Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,219
    I'd do extra... Assuming that these guys are your friends. Always good to send some home with folks.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,524
    Yeah, a good idea to just take along a handful (or more) Ziplock plastic bags to send leftovers home with fellow gun-clubbers.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    edited August 2013
    otter said:
    Do you folks think I can get four on a LBGE, I have the rig and extender..?
    Easy peasy.  Here's 4 butts I did using the humble grid extender.  And they all were done at the same time.

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    The Naked Whiz
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  • One formula often cited is to divide number of people by 2.3 to get pounds of meat needed.  But yours sounds like healthy hungry group, so divide by 2, which would be 25 pounds.  Might as well do four 9 pounders and have some left.  Here are four about that size on my adjustable rig, no problem:

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  • Here is a little better photo of the 4 done:

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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,164

    One formula often cited is to divide number of people by 2.3 to get pounds of meat needed.  But yours sounds like healthy hungry group, so divide by 2, which would be 25 pounds.  Might as well do four 9 pounders and have some left.  Here are four about that size on my adjustable rig, no problem:

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    Im cooking for Manitoba Pork Council on Monday for a thank you lunch. 11 office people and Im giving them 2 butts. LOL.


     

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Sledder, Quadder, Rock and Roller, Big Green Egg Smoker.

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,924
    salad...........at a gun club
    :)) 4 butts and a big pot of beans and the corn and or some corn bread
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,491
    I did 4 at once with a raised grate.  All were done at the same time, though my egg is an XL
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    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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