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Old 03-25-2010, 12:02 AM   #1
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Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

Since I've been bit by the BBQ bug I have never done a Boston butt... Now the UDS is finished, I think I'm going to throw a butt on this weekend. I recently bought the Wolfe rub recipes and made all three. I tested two of them on chicken last week, but have no idea how that would translate to pork... Any suggestions from everyone here..?!? Thank you in advance....

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Old 03-25-2010, 05:42 AM   #2
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

WRO or WRB, just depends if you want a little heat. It is tough to beat Larry's rubs.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

Hi Jester. I just did 5 Butts (see the pics going up soon...). I did:

Bottom open 1 = Zatarains & Wolfe Citrus & apple juice injection
Bottom open 2 = Zatarains & Wolfe Original & apple juice injection
Bottom 3 = Zatarains & Wolfe Original & apple juice injection

Top 1 = Zatarains & Wolfe Bold & apple juice injection
Top 2 = Zatarains & Wolfe Original & apple juice injection

18 pounds total.
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Goal 200'F, took all off when top one hit 200 (8 hours). Foiled for an hour. I'm eating it now. Fantastic. All of them.

Zatarains makes them saltier. Bold I find a bit strong at times. Citrus is first time, and I like it. Not too overpowering. I'd say start with Original, move to Bold, then try Citrus. Chicken doesn't translate the same.

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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

I use WRO on my Butts
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

If I'm the one doing the eating this is my favorite.

Southern Succor Rub (originally from the book Smoke and Spice or the first place I ever seen it any way). I like to tweak it up with a little lemon peppa. Brown sugar seems to work about as well as the turbinado called for in the recipe. Turbinado poses as Sugar in the Raw from Wally World.

1/2 c Ground black pepper
1/2 c Paprika
1/2 c Turbinado sugar
1/4 c Salt
4 ts Dry mustard
2 ts Cayenne

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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

WRO ... Bold is for beef.
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

I found the Bold to be a bit strong for brisket as well. Either that or I put on too much. The spice creeps up on ya as you eat.
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

I think I'm going to go for the Wolfe Original this time. The weather here has got kinda bad, so hopefully I can still get the but on in the morning...
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How big is the butt? She won't take long.
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Re: Which rub on my first Boston butt..?!?

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How big is the butt? She won't take long.
Its 8 pounds... How much time should I expect..?!? Debating on the temp too...

I injected it a few hours ago... Got the basket full and ready for in the morning. I'm going to rub and let it sit while waiting for the smoker to come to temp... Can I use the juices that are on the butt for the rub to stick. Should I use mustard or worcestershire..??
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