Pork Butt Rubs?

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Smoke Blower
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Jul 25, 2006
Columbus, Ohio
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I'm going to do a butt in the next couple of days (father in law got me a gift certificate to the local butchers) and I wanted to do a homeade rub, usually I've been going with store-bought. Suggestions? As in....leave your recipes here? :)
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Barbecue Rub

2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons black pepper -- freshly cracked or coarse ground
1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
4 Tablespoons paprika
All you do is throw them together and mix them well. Cover meat on all sides. Adjust sugars or peppers to taste.

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Pork Rub

½ C. Brown Sugar (sifted)

4 Tbsp. Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning

1 Tbsp. Celery Salt

2 Tbsp. Onion Powder

2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp. Chili Powder

1 Tbsp. Paprika

1 Tbsp. Black Pepper

½-1 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper (depending on how hot you would like it, can be left out)

Mix well in a bowl or shallow dish and apply as any rub.
Here is one I like.

Meowey's Pork Rub


2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
¼ cup paprika

Hope this helps.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


Here's a basic rub that I've used and liked:

1/2 cup brown sugar packed and dried
1 tablespoon each of:
Salt, Pepper, Onion Power, Garlic Power, Chili Powder
1 teaspoon cayenne for a little heat

Add paprika until you get your desired color. Too much paprika makes the bark gritty, so don't use more than you have to.

I like this recipe because its easy to remember.

Don't be afraid to taste your rub and adjust anything as you see fit.
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