Hi all, I have a bit of a strange question. I'm making an American football made entirely out of meat. (The "Meat Ball") I've already decided to use a bacon weave to wrap it, (for protection, plus to call it a pigskin) but I need to come up with an accurate amount of 1. Volume and 2. Weight so I can fill it with delicious, delicious beef. Here's what I know:
- The ball is 11-11.5 inches long.
- The long circumference is 28-28.5 inches.
- The short circumference is 20.75-21.25.
- There are about 2 cups (1 pint) of ground beef per pound.
This is an entirely serious inquiry. As evidence that I actually make food abominations, here's my previous meat creation (The Bacon Pizza Burger): http://i.imgur.com/nBWbj.jpg
I have one other question to correlate with it: Given a 9x9 inch bacon weave (consisting of 16 slices per weave), how many bacon weaves, and how many slices of bacon, would I need to successfully cover the entire thing? (With some room for the bacon to shrink in the oven as the fat cooks off)