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My bark is soggy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by newarcher, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    I just smoked two butts last night and kept the avg temp right at 230 all night.

    I used a light coating of mustard as my base and a homemade rub.  But when taking the butts off the grill, the barks is like soggy white bread instead of charred skin/flesh that's crunchy like I really like it.

    What's the secret?
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

  3. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lose the mustard and turn the heat up to at least the 250°-275° range. For crunchy bark make sure to use raw sugar in the rub.
  4. wazzuqer

    wazzuqer Meat Mopper

    Try a spray , I use I part rum 2 parts apple juice spray every hour or so, after meat temp hits 100.
  5. newarcher

    newarcher Fire Starter

    Thanks all!

    I will try the methods mentioned here.