In 3 weeks, the wife and I will be hosting a family reunion. As of now, we have 29 guests confirmed. I would expect the final number to be close to that.
While I have smoked pork butt many times, I have never cooked for this size of group. I have a couple of questions for you good people.
How much meat should I cook? Would one pound per person be adequate? I am the type who would prefer to have too much food rather than too little. I also intend to smoke a turkey breast just in case we have a commie who doesn't like pulled pork.
I am thinking along the lines of 4 7-8 pound butts. I don't think those will fit on my large Egg all at the same time. To further complicate things, I would like to prepare the butts ahead of time simply because of the schedule and I can't have hungry people hanging around waiting for my pork to finish smoking. I have had that happen before, where I under estimated how long the meat was going to take to smoke and would really like to avoid that this time.
Should I smoke and pull the pork, then freeze it and heat it up? That is my wife's idea. Although we have frozen and eaten left over butt before, and it is good, I am just wondering if there is a better way.