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Boston Butt for 25

Ga_EggerGa_Egger Posts: 22
edited 12:10PM in EggHead Forum
How much boston butt would it take to feed 25 people. Also, how would I calculate the time to cook since obviously I will be cooking multiple butts at one time. I have a large Green Egg. Thanks in advance.


  • Dan in StLDan in StL Posts: 252
    Everything you ever wanted to know about butt:

    I think all your questions, and then some, are addressed in there.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I personally would cook 3 butts in the 7-8 pound range. Cook them all at the same time and make space in between them if you can. They will shrink a little as they cook.

    You might add 10% to the total cook time. Plan on 15-18 hours, give or take at 250* dome temp. They will hold for 3-4 hours easily in a cooler before pulling, so shoot for the long side just in case.

    Just make sure to use a big enough drip pan to catch the drippings.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,805
    This is about the best reference source for serving size from start to finish:
  • See responses to my post "more pork butt stuff" on 05/09/08 @ 11:10AM . Good stuff.
  • Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
    I used CW's calculation when I bought 85 lbs. to feed 130 at a June 7 graduation party, but he doesn't specify bone-in or boneless butts so I bought about 13 lbs. more than his calculation would indicated just to be on the safe side because the I bought bone-in butts. I would rather have leftovers than be short. Mark
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