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Looking for Bone in Pork Shoulder Rub and mop

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I am searching for a good rub and mop recipe for a 10 pound bone-in pork shoulder that I am going to smoke this weekend.

This is the first shoulder I have done since starting smoking and I am going to pull it, so I want to try to do it right.

I have been reading what wood to use, when to foil (or not), what temp to shoot for.

I think I want to use apple juice in the mop ( My rib recipe I LOVE with apple juice during the foil) but I am in need of direction for the rest.

I will Q-View on this.

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Below is a standard rub I always use.  I have added a few things to it as I continue to use it.  In regards to mop, you can just get a spray bottle and throw some apple juice and spray it every hour after the first couple of hours.  Some people will put a little vegetable oil in the spray or apple juice and apple cider vinegar mix.


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
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jbills5 thank you for the rub, I actually was too lazy to go out for the apple juice for spritzing but everyone who had it said it was the best they have ever had. I let the rub set up for about 8 hours in the fridge, and I used a combo of hickory and apple chunks for the smoke. It took 14.5 hours and it was wonderful.

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