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

    26-30 People, How Many

    One of the employees that works for the company that services our ac system has 20 of his relatives living in his house right now, as they lost everything in Houston. I volunteered to feed them all Monday with pulled pork. How many lbs of butt do you think it will take to feed 26-30Texans?
  • kmhfive
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    • Mar 2017
    • 2988
    • Northern Illinois
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    #2
    Assuming a mix of men, women, and children, I'd say 1/2 pound per person minimum if you have a reasonable selection of sides and you're making sandwiches. So, two 8-lb butts at a minimum. If you did three, there may be some leftover, but I doubt they'd refuse that!

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    • CaptainMike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 2600
      • The Great State of Jefferson
      • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
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      #3
      Rule of thumb is 1/2 LB per person, but yer feedin' Texans so I have no clue, except to say probably more.

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      • Steve R.
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 2464
        • Elizabethtown, KY
        • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

        #4
        I'd do 3 in the 7-9 lb range. Or go ahead and do 4 and there will be some much needed leftovers. I'm assuming some people will be eating it on their plate and not as a sandwich.

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        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          We're talking Texans who've been through a bunch of stuff. Leftovers won't be wasted.

        • PaulstheRibList
          PaulstheRibList commented
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          #LeftoverPorkRocks Cook 3, 4th is gravy! Thank you for serving!
      • Jerod Broussard
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        • Jun 2014
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        • East Texas
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        #5
        50% yield off of purchase weight and at least 6 sammiches per pound cooked. I multiply 0.35 by the number of people. I'd get 15 pounds for leftovers.

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

          #6
          OK, ill do 4 or 5 just to be sure. I really don't want them going to bed hungry. Is this interesting enough to have my wife do a photo shoot?

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          • texastweeter
            texastweeter commented
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            They deserve nothing but the best. Boiling chicken carcassases right now forth injection, and the kitchenaide is spinning to make the rub. About to start cooking down the sauce.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Yeah, ask her to document, please...

          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            And pictures of the folks too!
        • PaulstheRibList
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          • Jul 2014
          • 1585
          • Lake Charles, LA
          • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
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            3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
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            10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
            11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
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            I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
            I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

          #7
          Originally posted by Jerod Broussard View Post
          50% yield off of purchase weight and at least 6 sammiches per pound cooked. I multiply 0.35 by the number of people. I'd get 15 pounds for leftovers.
          Jerod Broussard Have you noticed lately the trim on the Smithfield Prime Reserve that they are selling at Sams? They have trimmed the fat cap down to near just right. Not much fat to trim. I bought a couple cases from Sysco again, and we trimmed a BUNCH of fat. Which is handy when making saute, but not as economical, obviously.

          And I don't get nearly 6 sammies per cooked pound! #TooBigOfPortionsOntheRibList

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            I don't do Sam's but the Tyson and pretty much any other cryo packaged butt seem to have much less fat cap than the local tray packed meat market stuff.
        • texastweeter
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 2938
          • Republic of Texas

          #8
          I have a good butcher at fresh by brookshires. I will probably not get Berkshire, but Ill still get good butt.

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5507
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
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            #9
            How big is you cooker. Load it up. Cook as many as you can fit. That's a mighty fine thing you are doing. Nice work my friend!

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

              #10
              Depends on what cooker I use. Will probably use my charbroiled Gasser smoker. Will hold 6-9 butts depending on size

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

                #11
                Quick update. The ranch in my family donated a cooler full of ground beef; the farm, a bushel of taters, a bushel of onions, and a bushel of peppers; and out church their dining room and serving facilities to feed them. This should turn out great. so far the headcount is 28.

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                • kmhfive
                  kmhfive commented
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                  Great teamwork! Don't forget the pictures.

                • Mr. Bones
                  Mr. Bones commented
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                  Sound like it was meant to happen, Fantastic job, y'all, pullin' together!!!
              • texastweeter
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 2938
                • Republic of Texas

                #12
                making the injection
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                • texastweeter
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 2938
                  • Republic of Texas

                  #13
                  Unpacking the butts
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                  • texastweeter
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2017
                    • 2938
                    • Republic of Texas

                    #14
                    Injecting, and rubbing.
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                    • EdF
                      EdF commented
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                      A man of diligence!
                  • texastweeter
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2017
                    • 2938
                    • Republic of Texas

                    #15
                    Wrong butt, at least I know my wife is paying aattention...
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                    • PaulstheRibList
                      PaulstheRibList commented
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                      lol

                    • Steve R.
                      Steve R. commented
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                      She could have at least given you a heads up about that self-inflicted wedgie first! 😆

                    • Thunder77
                      Thunder77 commented
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                      I really did NOT need to see that. LOL!

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