So I watched one of Aaron's vids last summer and saw him use a vinyl glove to apply rub on his brisket. I'm cheap and don't want to waste stuff if it's not 100% necessary so I never bothered with it, but I bought some Ammex vinyl powder free gloves a couple of months back when I saw them on sale. I just used one on a pork butt. All I can say is wow. My life is changed!!! Haha for reals. It's so easy to apply rub. I'm right handed so I put a glove on my left hand. You won't believe how evenly the rub applies with a vinyl glove. The rubs always used to stick to my hand and then come off in lumps into the butt. It was always so difficult to apply rub on the sides (most ended up on the counter). I also used MUCH more rub when using my bare hand. But now it's this smooth, uniform, professional looking layer of spice on top of the butt. I'm a believer. I'm pretty sure the glove pays for itself just from having less waste on the counter and rub constantly sticking to your hand and washing away. Not sure what else to say. Just try one. It's a total win!!