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R2Egg2Q
07-05-2011, 12:54 AM
I received a nice surprise the other day from Big Butz BBQ in the form of a sample of Tom's Pig Pollen rub!

I got a chance to try it out on two racks of spares today and decided to try two applications of it, one rack foiled and sauced with Big Butz Cranberry BBQ sauce and the other cooked without foil or sauce but with a periodic spritzing of a mix of mostly apple juice.

I trimmed them to a St. Louis cut, applied the rub (but ran a little short on the unsauced rack), and then cooked them up on my XL Egg. Here they are when one rack had been foiled for 30 minutes and was ready to be unwrapped:

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8607.jpg

Had some Big Butz Cranberry waiting to apply in the last few minutes:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8611.jpg

Sauced rack ready to slice:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8626.jpg
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8624.jpg

and sliced:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8630.jpg
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8631.jpg

pulled off the no foil ribs:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8637.jpg
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8642.jpg
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8643.jpg

took a minute to text martyleach to come try a sample (for some reason this handle reminds me to do this):
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8640.jpg

and sliced the rack:
http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af172/R2Egg2Q/BBQ/IMG_8646.jpg

Now when I sent a thanks to Tom for the sample and my intention to try on spares, he sent me a reply that indicated that it was really designed for large cuts of pork like butts.

However, I can say that the rub complemented the rack with the sauce well! The unsauced rack probably could have used a little more rub (Tom - I can retry this test or try it on a butt if you want to send more rub :becky:). I think the rub would do well on a butt but could be fine on ribs as a secondary use!

JMSetzler
07-05-2011, 01:16 AM
Looks like a great meal to me and makes me even more jealous of you guys who have the eggs :)

Smiter Q
07-05-2011, 02:29 AM
Ribs look smooth and good.

LOL at the UDS being Darth Maul!! :cool::clap2:

Phubar
07-05-2011, 02:32 AM
Djeez....thanks for making me extremely hungry this morning!
Very nice PronograPhy!

Frank Grimes
07-05-2011, 07:24 AM
The ribs look great, and nice job on the pics as well.

bigabyte
07-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Very nice!:cool:

boogiesnap
07-05-2011, 09:07 AM
excellent Q.

you got a real nice color on those ribs.

nice pics too...my finished pron never looks so good.:roll:

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Big George's BBQ
07-05-2011, 09:36 AM
They look really nice

BigButzBBQ
07-05-2011, 09:59 AM
Great looking ribs. I know I wouldn't mind having a rack or two of them. :thumb:

NorCal Q Man
07-05-2011, 10:49 AM
Looks great! Making me hungry!

Your cutting board is so white. Do you bleach it? Mine has a permanent orange-red paprika hue to it.

Ryan Chester
07-05-2011, 11:12 AM
They look pretty, thats for sure!!!

R2Egg2Q
07-05-2011, 11:26 AM
Looks great! Making me hungry!

Your cutting board is so white. Do you bleach it? Mine has a permanent orange-red paprika hue to it.

I had just taken the board out of the dish washer and took it outside where the bright sunlight reflecting off of it made it look ultra white. It really does have a hue similar to what you described (hidden under the ribs :heh:).

Big A
07-05-2011, 11:33 AM
Looks good and I have egg envy! lol

Bamabuzzard
07-05-2011, 11:34 AM
WOW!!! The ribs look fabuh-luss!!!!

chrischandler71
07-05-2011, 11:39 AM
Wow! Very nice looking. Great color!

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landarc
07-05-2011, 11:47 AM
Very nice John, those look terrific.

jaymo
07-05-2011, 11:49 AM
Looks delicious!

---k---
07-05-2011, 12:40 PM
Amazing! I need to start checking out real estate in Pleasanton, so I can get in on that along with Marty.

Will work for bbq
07-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Those are some mighty fine looking ribs, I've been Jonesing for some big Butz

inv3ctiv3
07-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Wow those look perfect!