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hello everyone i just assembled my first smoker and am excited to enter this hallowed fraturnity.  i love everything pig, so i was gonna start with some pulled pork. my first question here i guess is more looking for advice.  i am wondering what is the most important part of a good rub? and also any advice to a smoking noob is greatly appreciated.

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mpav, morning and welcome to the forum....     SPOG is important... salt, pepper, onion, garlic....  then some heat and sweet.....  cayenne, chipotle, brown sugar, etc.....  



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Thank you Dave!

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Hi, mpav.


Rubs are a matter of taste and preference, and you may try many before you find one that you like enough to make it your "go to" rub.  I have 2 or 3 that I use most often, including the recipe that our webmaster, TulsaJeff, sells here.  For pork, my family likes a rub with plenty of sweet in it.  I personally like rubs with some spiciness, but my family doesn't care for a lot of heat, so I have to compromise a little.


Another that I have used quite a bit lately on pork is this one:


Memphis Magic Dust Rub Recipe



 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

 3/4 cup white sugar

 1/2 cup paprika

 1/4 cup Morton's kosher salt

 1/4 cup garlic powder

 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

 2 tablespoons ground ginger powder

 2 tablespoons onion powder

 2 teaspoons rosemary powder


Yield, makes about 3 cups.


Good luck and have fun!


post #5 of 6
Welcome to the forum. Good choice on pulled pork. Pork butts or roasts are pretty easy, and hard to screw up. Be sure you have a good temp probe to monitor meat and smoke chamber temp. As for rubs.... Red has given you a recipe for a good one but learn to use the search function here and you'll see bunches of great rubs. You'll be smokin like a pro in no time. All the best to you.
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Thanks Guys this is all greatly app to a true noob...This site is my new obsession, i cant wait to get started!!!

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