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A Large Amount of Pulled Pork

Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
edited 5:36AM in EggHead Forum
After having opened my mouth one time too many, the cook at our church asked if I would cook pulled pork for one of our church dinners. "Sure" I said not realizing what I was getting into, "How many people?" "200", she replied. "No problem. According to my calculations, that will take 140 pounds of Boston Butt." After a couple of negotiations, we established the ground rules: she would buy the meat, rub it with mustard and put it in a cooler. I would cook it, wrap it in foil and put it back in the cooler and deliver it back to her for pulling.[p]I went by Monday night to pick it up - 25 6-7 pound butts. I managed to cram three in my medium, six in my large and 10 in assorted other cookers. That still left me with 6 butts and nothing to cook them on. So I called djm5x9 and asked if he could handle 6 butts for me. He obliged without hesitation. I got all the cookers settled down on about 240 degrees and after about 14 hours I was getting readings from 185 to 210 so I took all of them off about 1:30 in the morning and wrapped in foil and placed back in the cooler for delivery this morning at 7:30. Tonight I was the hero of the church dinner and probably talked a few folks into getting themselves a BGE. People were really impressed. Sometime this weekend, I'll clean up all the mess in my back yard. [p]Now my question. I managed to get about 20 pounds on the medium, about 40 pounds on the large. How much have some of you cooked at one time? How did you do it? I had the three on the medium stacked two down on a grill on top of the inverted plate setter, one on top. On the large I had three on a elevated grill(on firebricks over a pan) and then had three on a grill extender above. Not sure I want to do this often but it was kind of fun.

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  • nikkignikkig Posts: 514
    Wise One,
    I wanna go to your church dinners! Good job, glad everyone was impressed! I would be scared to death cooking that much all at once. I would like to know though...did your calculations come out correct?[p]~nikki

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Wise One,
    You sir, are to congratulated for being so kind to the church. I am glad that things turned out so well. I think you better buy another large BGE for next year.ÜÜÜ
    New Bob

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    nikkig, two problems - she bought about 156 pounds of meat and we had many more children than I had in my calculations. Bottom line is that we ate about 120 pounds. But the good news is that the food minsitry for the homeless will have a little added bonus tomorrow. SHe may just add it to the baked beans to give a nice extra treat. I have used that formula that I have posted in my collection of forum information (recipes and other) and it is right on. I always have just about 10% extra which is about where I want to be.

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    New Bob, yes, get another large BGE and - you failed to mention - get a new SWMBO. (she who must be obeyed) :-)
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Wise One,
    OOOPSSSSSSSssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.<img src= http://www.smileypage.com/sm01/bouncer.gif>;
    New Bob

  • Wise One,[p]I too did a cook like this for my sunday school class while camping a couple of months agao. I put 20lbs on my medium and another egger put 15lbs on his small. Man - did the campground at Stone Mountain smell good that Friday and Saturday!![p]Anyway - we fed 90 adults and kids on these 35lbs. I use a v-rack in a drip pan when I do my butts and I had 3 5 pounders stacked verically in the v-rack with another 5 pounder on top of the other 3. I cooked them at 260 and pulled them at 205 after about 20 hours. No problems at all and they were great.[p]Follow-up: our sunday school class sponsors and Habitat for Humanity auction every year. We have people donate services and things and then we hold an auction with all the proceeds going to the local Habitat. Well - I was talked into offering some of my pulled pork for the auction by a couple of people who had eaten at the campground. I offered 2 cooks with enough PP for 15 people and each sold for $85. Pretty cool. We raised $5,700 in total.[p]I too think I have sold a few eggs thorugh these events. I am now required to bring the egg on the camping trips so I think I will buy a small.
  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    DrummerDawg, it's a great feeling as folks are eating, isn't it?

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