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Offline Smojak

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Pork butt rub suggestions (besides Jan's)?
« on: October 20, 2015, 05:54:34 pm »
So I did my first pork butt smoke, and used Jan's rub. The results were everything I expected and more. The only thing is it takes about a bit of cash to buy all the ingredients that go into Jan's rub...and no I didn't use the whole batch on this butt alone. I know I can change it how whatever way I want to be cheap, but just wondering what else is out there. Any suggestions?

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Offline Habanero Smoker

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Re: Pork butt rub suggestions (besides Jan's)?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 02:03:30 am »
My go to rub for pulled pork is  The Renowned Mr. Brown.

1/4 cup Black Pepper, fresh cracked
1/4 cup Paprika
1 /4 cup Turbinado Sugar (Raw Sugar) or Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp. Salt, Kosher
2 tsp. Mustard, dry
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
 (Makes enough for at least an 8 lb. Boston Butt)

It develops a nice thick flavorful bark. The turbinado sugar works better than brown sugar. If you don't have cracked pepper, or a way to grind whole peppercorns to cracked pepper, you can use regular ground black pepper, but cut down on the amount or the pulled pork will be a little too peppery. I like to apply the rub the night before, wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap. Then place it on a rimmed sheet pan, and into the refrigerate. About an hour prior to placing it in the smoker, I take it out of the refrigerator, and often give it another application of rub, before placing it into the smoker.


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Offline beefmann

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Re: Pork butt rub suggestions (besides Jan's)?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 06:42:52 am »
here is two of my  go to rubs

TNT RUB

4    TBSP GROUND MUSTARD
3    TBSP PAPRIKA
3    TBSP CHILI POWDER
3    TBSP MSG
2    TBSP SALT
2    TBSP GARLIC POWDER
2    TBSP BLACK PEPPER
2    TBSP WYLERS CHICKEN GRANULES
2    TBSP CELERY SALT
1    TBSP ONION POWDER
1    TBSP CAYENNE POWDER
1    TBSP CHIPOTLE CHILI POWDER
1    TBSP GROUND OREGANO
1    TBSP GROUND THYME


RAGIN CAJUN RUB

1    CUP BROWN SUGAR
½    CUP SEASONED SALT
½    CUP PAPRIKA
2    TBSP GARLIC SALT
2    TBSP CHILI POWDER
2    TBSP BLACK PEPPER
4    TBSP GROUND MUSTARD
1    TBSP GRANULATED ONION
1    TBSP CELERY SALT
1    TBSP ONION POWDER
1    TBSP CAYENNE
1    TBSP GARLIC POWDER
1    TSP GROUND MARJORAM
1    TSP GROUND THYME
1    TSP GROUND CUMIN
1    TSP GROUND ALLSPICE
1    TSP GROUND OREGANO
1    TSP GROUND SAGE
Where Da Beef ! ! !
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Re: Pork butt rub suggestions (besides Jan's)?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 10:57:55 am »
IMHO for pulled pork, Iceman's Oinker Rub can't be beat. I love Jan's on birds but the oinker is what I use on butts.
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Offline Ka Honu

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Re: Pork butt rub suggestions (besides Jan's)?
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 12:32:42 pm »
Iceman's Oinker Rub


Goose Bay Company Oink'r Rub
(a.k.a. Alaskan Butt Blast)
From Pat Gbur (iceman)

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp Spanish paprika
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp white pepper
1 Tbsp granulated garlic
1 Tbsp granulated onion
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp celery salt
1 Tbsp dry mustard

Makes enough for two pork butts.

Directions:
Mix all ingredients and store in an air tight container up to six months.