Butt rub

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 tablespoons Brown sugar
2 tablespoons Sweet paprika
1 tablespoon Pepper
1 teaspoon Cayenne
1 tablespoon Garlic powder; (granulated)
½ teaspoon Onion powder
½ teaspoon Mrs. Dash; (salt free) Garlic & Herb
½ teaspoon Dry mustard
½ teaspoon Celery seed
½ teaspoon Chili powder
½ teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Salt; (low sodium)

Strangely enuf, I bought my first Boston butt yesterday. The markets around here offer, almost exclusively, pork shoulder... and they have a good deal more fat than the butt. I think this market had the butts only for the holiday season, since they were sitting beside quail, pheasant ($15 each!), and a few other offerings one doesn't usually find in the markets around here. Anyway, it's only 4.18 lbs (boneless) and I rubbed it as follows: This rub is similar to one posted by Scott (South Carolina) last May. I made 3-4 changes out of necessity (Mrs. Dash) and preference (brown sugar).

I'll Q the butt for 5 hours at 225, providing hickory smoke for the first 4. Then it goes into foil and the cooler. Have no plans to baste, but I'll make a sauce outta the leftover rub (4-5 T), a few cups of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water. That will be boiled down slowly for 10 minutes.

Would any of you soak the butt in some liquid (beer, Dr. Pepper, etc.) while foiled?

Posted to bbq-digest V5 #788 by JLipsitt <JLipsitt@...> on Dec 27, 1997

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