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How much pork ??????????????????????

My with wants me to do pulled pork for her work about 85 people . Can anyone tell me how much pork i'll need to feed that many .
Thanks in advance Phil 
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,914
    How many eggs do you have?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    According to Amazing Ribs, you need about 45 pounds.
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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    How many eggs do you have?
    1-large 1-XL 
    According to Amazing Ribs, you need about 45 pounds.
    Thanks nola is that precooked or after cooking weight any idea 
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,914
    I see you have a large and an XL, that should be plenty. Rule of thumb is 40% loss in cooking and 1/3lb per person. If it's lunch it may be less.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Pre-cooked. You can round up to 50 pounds.   5 pounds of pork makes about 12 good size sammiches after pulling.

    http://amazingribs.com/recipes/porknography/perfect_pulled_pork.html
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,914
    Sounds pretty close to me. I have heard 1/4 lb but never seen that to be the case in my experience. Pre-cooked weight?

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,415
    Yeah, raw.  There are other factors - what kind of people you're cooking for (truckers or ladies of the Jewish community center), are there other sides, other meat choices, etc.  Always better to have too much rather than not enough.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,914

    Dats true. Lots of stuff to do with the leftovers. Lot depends if you are serving corn, potato salad, beans and a cheese platter on the side too.

    Steve 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,184
    45# is the standard estimate, pre-cooked, but - what else will be served? Take into account any appys, chips, veggie dips, how big are the rolls/buns for the sammies etc....
    Allowing 1/2 # pre-cooked per person is usually very safe. 
    (Also will there be salads/desserts etc...)
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,546
    Also, if the food is good like Egg cooked food people eat more!!!
                                                                        
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  • Max232Max232 Posts: 76
    I am doing my first large low and slow tomorrow night, going to try to get 6 butts on my xl. I need around 100-125 pulled pork sandwiches sat night.

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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,735
    Not sure about the pork, but one ? Works lol jk
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,820

    I see you have a large and an XL, that should be plenty. Rule of thumb is 40% loss in cooking and 1/3lb per person. If it's lunch it may be less.

    1/3...? Are you feeding 2nd graders?
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,952
    henapple said:
    I see you have a large and an XL, that should be plenty. Rule of thumb is 40% loss in cooking and 1/3lb per person. If it's lunch it may be less.
    1/3...? Are you feeding 2nd graders?
    Whoa, henapple.... Not all of us can be such a grate man like you...
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,636
    henapple said:
    I see you have a large and an XL, that should be plenty. Rule of thumb is 40% loss in cooking and 1/3lb per person. If it's lunch it may be less.
    1/3...? Are you feeding 2nd graders?
    Whoa, henapple.... Not all of us can be such a grate man like you...

    if he can mangrate, and I can mangrate, we all can mangrate!
    Boom
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,914
    henapple said:
    I see you have a large and an XL, that should be plenty. Rule of thumb is 40% loss in cooking and 1/3lb per person. If it's lunch it may be less.
    1/3...? Are you feeding 2nd graders?
    That is a third of a pound cooked. half a pound raw. If you start with a ten pound butt yielding six pounds you would get 18 sandwiches

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  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,380
    Thanks for all the info guys greatly appreciated as for sides i don't know would be whatever anyone brings . My end is to supply the pork only . sounds like i'll be safe doing 60 pounds before cooking along with cheap burger buns 
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