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Pulled pork for numbers...

SuperDaveSuperDave Posts: 319
edited 9:46PM in EggHead Forum
I've always done Boston Butt for pulled pork, but just for the family. I've been asked to cook for about 30 hungry High School Tennis kids as a season ending appreciation dinner.
How many Butts and what size should I need to feed approx. 30 people?[p]Thanks for the advice.... I'd hate to come up short, but want to get it close.


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    SuperDave ,[p]Here is the rule. You will lose about 40% of the volume when cooked. You want 14 to 13 pound per person. Depending on the number of sides. I'd bump total up 20% to account for seconds.[p]
  • SuperDaveSuperDave Posts: 319
    Celtic Wolf,
    So if I cook for 30 people, and the butt size averages 8 pounds, I'll end up with 4 lbs of pulled pork per butt. That's going to feed 12 people, so is it safe to assume I"ll need 3 8lb Butts to do the job?[p]Thanks for the info....[p]

  • BajaTomBajaTom Posts: 1,269
    Smoke at least 4 butts to insure you have plenty. Let some of the tennis players take the left overs home. good luck, Tom

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