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A spice shoulder

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I decided, after last week's sort of bland shoulder, to spice this one up. My wife is a big fan of Penzey's spices for baking, and I've picked up quite a few flavors there myself. I made the rub from 3 TB of brown sugar, 3 TB of Penzey's BBQ of the Americas, and 1 TB of Penzey's Northwoods Fire. The Northwoods fire gave it some additional smokiness and heat. Between the oak wood and the chipotle is almost has a very spicy smoked sausage flavor.

It tastes awesome. I remembered to mustard rub the shoulder before seasoning which made a big difference in the amount of tasty crust.

post #2 of 11

The Spice Blends

Hi there... what was your impression of the Penzey's BBQ of the Americas ? I have seen it and purchased other spice blends but always end up making my own from scratch using Penzey's bulk spices. I would hate to have another commercial blend end up just sitting in my spice cabinet. :D
post #3 of 11
Great looking Butt...Nice Bark...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Out of all their BBQ rubs, it's my favorite. I usually mix my own too, but since getting my hands on Northwoods, I just use that to spice up what ever rub I'm mixing.

My favorite thing about Penzeys is that you can buy little jars of spices to try. That's how I found the Chicago Steak rub, which is awesome on ribeyes. But, we have several little pots of spices that smelled good in the store but didn't work out when we got them home.

this is our spice drawer:

post #5 of 11
that looked good, bark is very nice
post #6 of 11
Looks like a nice Bark. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 11
Great smoke and Q, oak is one of my fav woods for smoking. Good looking bark and smoke ring too.
post #8 of 11
Man that's some great lookin bark there! Wish I could get bark like that in my gosm....wonder if it's because of the water pan cause mine never looks anything like that.
post #9 of 11
I have seen that Penzey's Spice stores here in Jacksonville. Now your butt looks great and you got a really good bark to it. Now for your spice drawer where di you get it cause I would love to have one for my drawers. I'm getting old and have a bad back like most of the hard working guys here.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
I made the spice drawer insert myself. It's just 3/16 luan plywood with some 1x3s ripped down to 2 in. you can look at this plastic version at amazon and figure out what it looks like underneath all those spices.
post #11 of 11
Looks great. Good job!
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