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How much pulled pork for 12 people?

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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:25 pm
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Gonna have lots of other potluck food, but if everyone wanted a decent share of pulled pork how many lbs should I cook up? Thanks!
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:37 pm
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For a good portion, figure 1/3 lb. per person. An 8 lb. butt will loss 50% of it's weght during cooking, leaving 4 pounds. thus, my math says a single 8 lb butt will serve 12 people, figuring lots of sides.

Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:38 pm
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Of course, nothing stops you from fixing 2 butts for leftovers...

Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:54 pm
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If it was me...10-12lb (precooked) with lots of leftovers.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:00 pm
Kenny 13 well done
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Yeah, I would definitely cook extra just in case, while planning on having leftovers. The last time I cooked butts, I cooked just under 14 pounds for 6 people.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:03 pm
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Wolfpack is right, but riger is more right...

Leftover pork butt rules

Make some beer bread and try some redneck cake

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009 ... -cake.html
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:11 pm
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My Year on the Grill wrote:
Wolfpack is right, but riger is more right...

Leftover pork butt rules

Make some beer bread and try some redneck cake

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009 ... -cake.html


There are just so many uses for leftover pulled pork (brisket too) that I always like to cook extra and keep some in the freezer when I can. Definitely helps to make those quick dinners in the middle of the week when I don't want to spend a lot of time cooking.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:31 pm
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Kenny 13 wrote:
My Year on the Grill wrote:
Wolfpack is right, but riger is more right...

Leftover pork butt rules

Make some beer bread and try some redneck cake

http://yearonthegrill.blogspot.com/2009 ... -cake.html


There are just so many uses for leftover pulled pork (brisket too) that I always like to cook extra and keep some in the freezer when I can. Definitely helps to make those quick dinners in the middle of the week when I don't want to spend a lot of time cooking.


That's the way I see it as well. As long as I'm going to be firing up the smoker, it doesn't hurt to throw on an extra butt or two just for leftovers. I seal them in a Food Saver, freeze them, and and use them for the times I don't feel like cooking an elaborate meal. :D
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:06 pm
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Definitely helps to get more mileage out of your fuel too.
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Post Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:03 pm
Wolfpackbbq well done
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ABT's, Carnitas tacos, PP sandwiches. You can't go wrong with left overs. Pulled pork reheats great. Personally....I use sandwich bags and make individual servings. This way I can defrost and reheat for whatever I want if the fridge is empty
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Post Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:14 am
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Wolfpackbbq wrote:
If it was me...10-12lb (precooked) with lots of leftovers.


Leftovers are a must!
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Post Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:39 am
Kenny 13 well done
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Wolfpackbbq wrote:
ABT's, Carnitas tacos, PP sandwiches. You can't go wrong with left overs. Pulled pork reheats great. Personally....I use sandwich bags and make individual servings. This way I can defrost and reheat for whatever I want if the fridge is empty


I usually put a container in the refrigerator with enough leftovers to make 4 or 5 sandwiches, then the rest gets frozen in foodsaver bags in large enough portions to use for dinner another day. With those I can do nachos, chili, tacos, etc.
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