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How much butt

HawkeyeChiefHawkeyeChief Posts: 9
edited 12:24AM in EggHead Forum
How much butt do I need to feed twenty people on the 4th?


  • 'Q Bruddah'Q Bruddah Posts: 739
    two butts and sides everyone will go home happy
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    20 people = approx 35 sandwiches
    4 or 5 sandwiches per pound of finished product
    You'll need about 7 pounds of finished product
    You end up with about 60 of what you started with
    I usually find that butts are packaged in two if you buy a two pack you'll definitely be covered!

    Two pack is about 15 pounds x .6 = 9lbs

    I know some folks have much simpler rules but I can't remember them. Have a great weekend!
  • I've always had 1/2 lbs per person in my head when I go shopping and end up getting closer to 3/4 per. It's so good that everyone eats a lot of it and there's never anything wrong with having leftovers.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    For the 4th of any month it always takes more...

    take the number of mouth and divide by 2.4.

    Use a simple formula, something easy to remember.

    20 ÷ 2.4 = 8.3#. 2 - 5# butts will do you just fine.

    More sides = less meat.

  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    I used 2 @ 7.4 lbs for about 19 people. We ended up with about 1-2 pounds left over. Here is one of them pulled.
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