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will three 8lb butts feed 40 when cooked??

MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
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  • RicklesssRicklesss Posts: 391
    Naked Whiz's site recommends that you take the number of people and divide by 2.4 servings to equal the amount of uncooked pork that you need...
    Check out his website, it's great...

    He also states that a portion is 4oz.
    And that a healthy eater eats 2 portions a not so hungry person 1.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Yes.. It will actually feed 50+
  • antmaraantmara Posts: 31
    I just recently cooked 4 butts, all in the 7-9# range for approximately 40 people, and had lots left over for lunches the next week. I figured about 1/3-1/2# of meat per person, weren't sure how many were coming so cooked an extra to be sure.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    it's 1/4 to 1/3 per person. That's why you have lots left over.. Which is not really a bad thing :laugh:
  • MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
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