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Pulled pork loss ratio

WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
edited 6:05AM in EggHead Forum
Somewhere in the archives..there is a post, that I cant find, I believe one of you guys weighed before and afters on some butts...just totaled my 4 up and come up with just over 22#...any ideas on how much pulled pork I may end up with....might just have to add 1 more to the pile....we are feeding 75 people..however P/P wont be the only item served..[p]Wess


  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    WessB,[p]I haven't done as many butts as some here have but, in my experience, you can expect about 33% shrinkage. I've read that you should figure on 5 oz. meat per sammich.[p]K~G

  • WessB,
    I get about 14-16 sandwiches from an 8 lb butt. For our tailgate parties i usually cook two 8 pounders for about 30 people. It's always gone pretty quick, and there is tons of other things to eat.
    If I was cooking for 75 people that were counting on having some pulled pork, I would try to cook 5 eight pounders.

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