How Much Rub

Discussion in 'Pork' started by onehawkeye, May 13, 2009.

  1. onehawkeye

    onehawkeye Newbie

    I am getting ready to smoke six 8-9 lb butts. How many cups of rub to I need to make up to adequately cover them?
  2. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    It would all depend on how much you like. When I rub my butts, I cover them with just enough rub, so you can't see the meat any longer then I throw just a bit more. I keep my rub in a sealed baggie,so hard to guess at # of cups.
  3. iadubber

    iadubber Meat Mopper

    I would say I use about a cup or a little more on a butt. But, I try to stick as much as that thing will hold and shove it in as many cracks as I can. So maybe a cup and a half per butt?
  4. roksmith

    roksmith Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    To me, it depends on what type of rub you are using.
    If it's mostly sugar, then I would pile it on, becasue most of it will melt and run off.
    If it's a more savory rub...mostly paprika, then I would tend to use less because it stays around better.

    A cup should do it if it's a paprika rub. Maybe 1 1/2 - 2 cups if it's more sugary..

    ..just me..

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