Ready for first smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by siggydo, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. siggydo

    siggydo Newbie

    Going for the first smoke![​IMG] I read some place about mustard on a pork shoulder before the rub. Has anyone tried this on baby backs or will I need this. THANKS for the help
  2. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes, I have. It allows the rub to stay on a bit better but it will not impart any mustard flavor in the end product.

    Good luck on your first smoke!
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ba_Loko has it going on. It's the same for cuts of beef too, I've even let it sit for 6-8 hours w/mustard and then add the rub. Always good!
  4. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You can put a thin coat of mustard, then your rub and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight if you like.
  5. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    I just lay ribs out on the counter and apply the rub to one side and let them sit for 5-10 mins. then flip and rub the second side. The rub will form kind of wet paste that will stay on the ribs very well. You can then wrap and refridgerate or smoke either one. This will work for a butt or anything else and will also allow you to apply another coat of rub if you wish. (double-rubbed)

    Most cooks that use mustard say you can't taste it, can't see it, and can't smell it after the cook. If that's the case then why use it? You can definately gain rub adhesion and bark without it.
  6. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with Chad. I've never used it and never felt the need to. Rubs have always adhered well to to the ribs or shoulders I've smoked and no problem getting a nice bark without it.
  7. I use the mustard and then the rub. You can use many things to help with the adhesion...evoo, pam, etc. but mustard is the most common one that I know of. And like several members stated, you can also rub with just the rub. All a matter of personal preferance.
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    I never tried mustard on ribs but it can't hurt you don't taste it. I do use powdered mustard in my rubs though.
  9. adb551

    adb551 Smoke Blower

    Because of this site I am going to try mustard as a "glue" on my ribs for the first time this weekend.

    I will try anything once, but until I try it I don't know if I can believe you cannot taste any trace of the mustard. Is this true?

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