pork butt and brown sugar?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikefromiowa, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. I'm sure rubbin some brown sugar on a pork butt help with the bark like it does for rib, or will it give it to much of a sweet flavor?
  2. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's done all the time generally with other spices as well. If you want extra bark use Mustard. Scoring the but will give you more surface area for bark as well.

    I should have said it is used all the time as component of rubs.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It should. But I have never used it straight up like that but I have used it in my rub mixture alot of the times. I guess it will add a sweetness to the meat.
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it will add some bark and definitely a touch of sweet. When you put brown sugar on hot meat, you'll see it turn to liquid and a lot runs off it.
  5. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I use it all the time in my rubs for ribs and pork butt's. Creates bark and adds a little sweetness with spicyness
  6. omahasmoker

    omahasmoker Smoke Blower

    and be sure to use the darkest brown sugar you can get. brown sugar us make by adding back some of the molasses and heavier elements that are cooked of f to get white sugar. i use this stuff from a bakery supply company that is very dark. it gives a richer flavor or you can use turbindado sugar its sugar that has not been processed all the way. .

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