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    Low Pulled Pork Yield

    Smoked two (2) 7 lb boneless pork butts from Costco overnight at 235 for about 14 hours. Smoked to an internal temp of 200. When I pulled it, I only about about 5.5 lbs. A roughly 40% yield seems very low to me. Usually, I'm averaging about 50-60% with boneless butts. Anyone else experience this? Could I have done something wrong or maybe they were just extremely fatty. I usually have very good luck with Costco meats.
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    A 50% yield is the rule of thumb. I guess it depends on how those were cut.
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    So you weigh your butts after you pull em?
    I just eat em.

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    The last time I checked yield...my number was 45%.
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    I must admit in all these years, Iíve never actually weighed the yield. I cook them, we eat, then I package the remaining. On the last two Costco butts I smoked (last week), I fed five then put six guesstimated 1 lb packages in the freezer.

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    lol. I routinely weigh leftovers that I portion and freeze but don't customarily weigh to check my yield. I did, however, calculate yields a couple times in preparation for my Son's grad party. Across three butts I calculated 54%, 53%, 53% yields. Butt these were bone-in shoulders.

    Last edited by BFletcher; 09-23-2018 at 08:49 AM.

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