Originally Posted by ChetPunisher
Going to do some pulled pork for the guys at work on Monday. I'm gonna do two butts. Was thinking of doing a Salt and Pepper rub. Any suggestions on the mixture?
Also, I normally just put it fat side up and on the grill, should I try and do it in a pan this time?
Any new rub recipes people want to share?
Looks like a great weekend to smoke.
There are probably as many ways to do butts as there are members here.
A simple mixture of salt and pepper is fine, you can also add some granulated garlic amongst other things..
Chris Lilly's Six-Time World Championship Pork Shoulder Rub
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup paprika
1/3 cup garlic salt
1/3 cup kosher salt
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
I start my butts fat side down to buffer heat on the meat, then at half way through the cook, I turn fat side up to render into the meat. Whether or not it does any good, it just works out good for me that way.
When it's time to foil, I pan the butt and cover with foil to save the meat juices that get mixed with the pulled pork after the fat has been removed.
You have to find what works best for you and stick with it...