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  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1374
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

    Portion control FAIL!

    OK, so a few buds (mainly in the 25-40 yo range, so younger than me) want to come over for some Q. Only about a dozen and our timeframe together is only about an hour and a half so I am not going to bother with brisket so I smoke two Butts (15.5 pounds total and 2 large racks St Louis style ribs on the Yoder. Chips, cookies, jalapenos, etc. with taco fixings and slider rolls. I am expecting some nice leftovers as only 13 show up and am mentally scheduling carnitas, nachos, etc for the coming week. Nada. All gone. Caught a few snaps but the ribs were almost gone by the time the pork was pulled. Click image for larger version  Name:	pulled.jpg Views:	1 Size:	105.7 KB ID:	476034Click image for larger version  Name:	rib2.jpg Views:	2 Size:	78.9 KB ID:	476035Click image for larger version  Name:	ribs.jpg Views:	2 Size:	87.9 KB ID:	476036
  • fracmeister
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1374
    • Sprang, TX
    • Dances with lemmings

      (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

    #2
    Seriously. They picked the last bits out of the pan. These pics are AFTER round one of sandwiches. Before rounds 2,3,4 and however many. I brought out the Cowboy Candy but that only made them eat more.

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 10022
      • East Texas
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      #3
      Time for some new buds.

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      • DWCowles
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 9702
        • Smiths Grove, Ky
        • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

        #4
        That’s the way I like it...no leftovers.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 13524
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
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            Pizza insert
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            lots of probes.
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          #5
          I take these guys are not light buds or should I say buds light.

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          • jgg85234
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 738
            • Gilbert, AZ (Suburb of Phoenix)
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              *Favorites to grill - New York Strips or Top Sirloins, pizzas are fun too
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            #6
            I’ve learned to only put out part of a shredded butt(s). I have never seen leftovers except if I put them away first. If you put it all out everyone just piles the sandwiches higher and it all disappears. A half pound per person should be enough, but when everyone realizes there is enough, they just double down and a group can easily dispose of twice that much.

            At least it means that it tastes good and you have accomplished another successful cook.

            Best regards,
            Jim

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            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              Have to agree. And that's fine by my lights!
          • fracmeister
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1374
            • Sprang, TX
            • Dances with lemmings

              (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

            #7
            Originally posted by jgg85234 View Post
            I’ve learned to only put out part of a shredded butt(s). I have never seen leftovers except if I put them away first. If you put it all out everyone just piles the sandwiches higher and it all disappears. A half pound per person should be enough, but when everyone realizes there is enough, they just double down and a group can easily dispose of twice that much.

            At least it means that it tastes good and you have accomplished another successful cook.

            Best regards,
            Jim
            Nice idea. Next time I will put the minimum leftovers away first!

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            • texastweeter
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 2938
              • Republic of Texas

              #8
              Dude, they are from Texas...WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?!?!?! I always figure 1 8lb butt for 5 people, 1 rack of St. Lewis ribs per person, 3 ribs of beef plate ribs perperson, or one 14lb brisket for 10. That is assuming I have plenty of sides (at least 3), an appetizer, and dessert!

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              • jgreen
                jgreen commented
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                Wow. Those are big quantities. Sounds like a fun party. The meat coma probably cuts down on the alcohol consumption.

              • texastweeter
                texastweeter commented
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                almost never have left overs.

              • fracmeister
                fracmeister commented
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                1 rack per person. That allows me to snack a but during the cook!
            • fracmeister
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1374
              • Sprang, TX
              • Dances with lemmings

                (and smokes on a Yoder 640, raises bees and shoots a .408 WIndrunner) "come la notte i furti miei seconda"

              #9
              Originally posted by texastweeter View Post
              Dude, they are from Texas...WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?!?!?! I always figure 1 8lb butt for 5 people, 1 rack of St. Lewis ribs per person, 3 ribs of beef plate ribs perperson, or one 14lb brisket for 10. That is assuming I have plenty of sides (at least 3), an appetizer, and dessert!
              Finally some guidelines that make sense!

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              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                I used to be able to eat like that - 25 years ago!

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