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Pulled pork for 25 people.. And set up

I buy boneless pork shoulder packages from Costco. I have a large bge. I have no idea how much to buy or cook up. Also I don't have any sort of adjustable rig so can I fit more then three on the grid?
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    Thats two 8 Pounders right there, Bone in though.

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    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    So I only need two for 25 people?
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,258

    The formula I've always used is raw weight x .6.

    Then 1/3 lb per person.

    Easy to make more.

    The other one is 2.4 servings per pound of raw weight

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    I like the first one. So 18lbs will feed 30people then right
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    As what LS wrote that sounds real close, some people eat more and less and plus sides also. You should be good with two 8 pounders.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    I've done 3 8lbers on my large at the same time. Fed 12 adults on day 1. 7 adults on day 2, and 6 adults on day 3 with leftovers.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,258
    edited May 2013

    But do three anyway. You can use leftovers for ABT's, pizza, tacos, or more sammies.

    I did two for a girl at work for a party and one guy ate eleven sandwiches

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    What kind of set up for three? Two on grate one on elevated grate. Any suggestion on where to buy pork shoulder. Costco sales in packs of two, I don't have freezer space for an extra shoulder. So I'm thinking of buying one two pack from Costco... Where to buy the third? I have publix and Walmart.... North fl
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    edited May 2013
    You need 12.5 pounds of finished product, so two Costco butts should do it.  I agree with "Little Steven" -- do three, and freeze the fourth butt.  A large will have no problem fitting three butts on the raised grid(gasket level).
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Here's four Costco Butts on a large.
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  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    I've done two 8 pounders on the medium, standing them up on their sides... And ate it all myself over the course of 8 days. Gotta love the Paleo diet.
    Chicago, Illinois
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,976
    I agree- 16 lbs or so should be sufficient.  Most people are probably going to eat a sammich.  I also agree that pulled pork leftovers are great to have around, so go with three or four. You can also send some leftovers home with your guests.  


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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,709
    Does anyone have a recipe for dipping sauce. We have a sauce we can buy called House of Q, it has awesome flavor, but I would like to be able to make our own. I like to have a thicker type of sauce, if anyone can share, I would be grateful. TIA.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,718
    Definitely make more than what you'll need. There isnt a thing that pulled pork isnt good for - nachos, soup, egg rolls, stuffed buns, tacos, burritos, pizzas, sammiches, etc.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,784
    How many of the 25 are women?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    Little over half l
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,784
    Only need 2. Bet you will have leftovers too.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,485
    Agreed Costco 2 pack feeds all those people easy. Make some slaw and beans.... Maybe veggies and humus. Done
    Seattle, WA
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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    I agree as well. Two Costco butts have fed everyone in my family on 3 or 4 occasions. 
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    Mk. Going to go with a two pack from Costco. Done and done
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  • TwoCooksTwoCooks Posts: 35
    Mountain, been silently reading about this for a couple of days and just the comments here makes my mouth water.  We are new to BGE with only one cook under our belts when we got a drift of the May snow this week.  Been planning a longer Butt cook next.  I have been taking notes from all the great advice offered here.  Hope to hear about the results on this. 
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,725
    OK.. So I ended up buying two pork shoulders from the fresh market. One 11 pounder and one 9 pounder both boneless. Had really good luck with the last 12lb I bought from there last time. Excited to cook them up tomorrow. :-)
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,112

    I always make as much as I can stuff in the BGE.  Pork shoulder and beef brisket is so cheap, there's no reason not to fill it up.  I send everyone home with a doggie bag, take some over to the neighbors, and bring the rest to work.

    Two weeks ago I did 32 lbs of butt on the XL, a 18 lbs whole packer brisket on the Large, and 5 lbs of smoked sausage on the Medium.  30 people at the b-day / charcoal season kick-off party.  We ate about half at the party, and 1/4 went home as leftovers, and the other 1/4 went to work and was gone the next day.  $70 in meat made a LOT of people very happy.

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  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 912
    Wow @stlcharcoal, that much meat in SoCal would be WAY more than $70. The brisket alone would be close to that. Sometimes I think 11 months or stellar weather just isn't worth it...

    BTW, I think I saw on another thread that you make charcoal. Do you have a SoCal distributor?

    Cheers -
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Don't forget the pictures??  Sounds like you have everything planned out!!
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  • milesbrown4milesbrown4 Posts: 314
    I agree with @Black_Badger, I need to buy wherever @stlcharcoal buys - those are good prices.  Brisket alone is at least $38-40 for USDA Choice.

    Good luck with the cook!  A foodsaver makes a big cook like this last quite a while.  
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Same here, brisket is near four bucks a pound, but when i compare the cost of chicken wings at almost three bucks a pound, i guess it ain't too bad? ;)
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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,188
    Thanks for this info.  I'm gonna make some pulled pork for my son's graduation party.  There will be other food, cold cuts, etc.  But I think most people are going to go for the pulled pork.  Plan on putting as many shoulders on my XL as I can fit and cooking'em up!
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,112

    I got all that at Restaurant Depot.....

    $1.18/lb for 2 - 8lbs bone-in pork butts ($1.28 w/o the bone, $1.09 for the picnic shoulder.)

    $2.49/lbs for Angus Brisket (I think the non-Angus was a $2.29?)

    Every month the local groceries will run deals on pork butts for $0.99-$1.29 /lbs pork butts.   It used to be as low as $0.79/lbs 5-6 yrs ago before corn prices went crazy.  I think the whole packer brisket at my local Wal-Mart are only $2.70-2.80?

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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,112

    BTW, I think I saw on another thread that you make charcoal. Do you have a SoCal distributor?

    Sorry, no one in SoCal right now.......you want to be a dealer?  Talk with friends, coworkers, or local BBQ supply shop and see if you can get enough people together to share a few pallets.  That's how I got started.  With only one pallet, I'm afraid the shipping will cost more than the charcoal.  But if you get a several pallets, you'll be able to spread that cost out.  Send me an email through the website if you want to discuss it further.  http://www.stlcharcoal.com

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