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My bark is soggy


Fire Starter
Joined Apr 6, 2013
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?


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 28, 2010
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.


Meat Mopper
Joined Dec 11, 2012
Try a spray , I use I part rum 2 parts apple juice spray every hour or so, after meat temp hits 100.

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