Cooking BBQ Pork for 32 college boys

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  1. glenda

    glenda

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    I need advice on the amount of pork to buy to cook for 32 college boys.   1/2 pound per person?  Do you think 16 lbs. will be enough.  I will have 3 sides with it and a dessert.  
     
  2. kuan

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    Uh, nope.  More like 1.25lb per person.  ;)
     
  3. butzy

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    Yeah, somewhere between 500 and 750 gram pp depending on the sides
     
  4. french fries

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    Do college boys really eat that much meat??? I feed my family of four with 500grams of meat, so I would have guessed that 1/2 lbs per person is right on point for college boys. 
     
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  5. koukouvagia

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    This is America.  These are college boys.  500g of bbq for an american college boy is just the appetizer.
     
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    Ha. Totally agree with posters. In college my roommate and I ate an entire pan of lasagna in one sitting. His mother was flabbergasted. 
     
  7. brianshaw

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    I was once a college boy and can attest to the voracious appetite they generally exhibit.  In fact, me and my buddies were often asked to leave all-you-can-eat places because we ate too much.  Plan for lots of meat (and lots of leftovers for beg and salad).
     
  8. maryb

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    Smoke it at home, pull it and put it in baggies. Day of reheat... save all the juice that comes off while pulling and it will stay moist
     
  9. jake t buds

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    If it's BBQ, add the sauce to the pork when re-heating. Moisture ensues. 
     
  10. french fries

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    Come to think of it I used to eat a crazy amount of meat in my college years. My two younger boys (far from being ready for college) don't eat much at all, so I probably have a skewed sense of reality. We had a party the other day with 6 kids aged 4 to 8, and I prepared 1lbs of macaronis, served with sausages and grated cheese, and to my dismay I realized I hadn't prepared enough pasta!!!
     
  11. glenda

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    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.  I will be cooking a lot of pork!  This will be a learning experience....Yikes!
     
  12. teamfat

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    On a side note I had a record of sorts in college. I was living in the Briscoe dorm at Indiana U around 1972 or so. Every once in a while the cafeteria would feature "steak" night. I have no idea what cut of beef they were, but I do know they were basically flavorless and tough. One of those evenings my friends goaded me into seeing how many I could eat. Did I mention these were really tough?  I managed chew and swallow 5 of them before my jaw finally gave out. I couldn't talk for about 24 hours, just flop my jaw around uselessly.  Like I said, those were some tough steaks.

    mjb.
     
  13. rick alan

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    It's been about 40 years but I remember: college student = any young man on their own = starved for mom's cooking = starved for most any mother's cooking = 1 pound/person and you've done your job = 1 pound+/person and you're the Queen!

    Rick
     
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    My rule of thumb for men and teenagers is 1 pound raw per person. After 40% shrinkage from fat loss you end up with 1/2+ pound per person so a cushion for the really big eaters. One year at my annual BBQ a six year old girl put away 1 pound of pulled pork! Her 7 year old sister ate an entire slab of spare ribs by herself!