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Boston Butt

EnokEnok Posts: 15
edited 8:09PM in EggHead Forum
I'm getting ready to egg my first Boston Butt. Should I first lather is with mustard?[p]I plan to use JJ's rub and dipping sauce.
The recipe does not mention mustard but it was just a qustion that I had.[p]Thanks[p]enok


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Enok,[p]Mustard rubs became popular after many of the recipes were added. One problem here is that once the recipes get posted - they never get updated if better ways show up. I could site several but won't here. [p]Mustard, or rather the vinegar in it, is the worker your after. It seems to tenderize the meat and when cooked it provides a nice crust -- no mustard taste either!! I prefer to use the rub and then the mustard after atleast 3-4 hrs. Otherwise the rub doesn't get into the meat and just floats on the mustard. Since the rub often has sugar and the only reason for sugar is for it to burn and provide a crust, using them together is going to be a trade off.[p]Tim
  • Enok,
    Apply the rub first than the mustard.

  • EnokEnok Posts: 15
    Tim M,
    Thank you for the wise words. I appreciate it.

  • EnokEnok Posts: 15
    Thank you for the info. Two of you gave me the same goos info.[p]enok

  • GaDawgGaDawg Posts: 178
    In order to be fair, I must admit that I hate the
    sight and smell of mustard. Having said that, I have
    tried mustard slathers of butts and such and find that,
    in my opinion, nothing of value is added. To me, there
    is no difference with or without mustard. For what it's

  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    GaDawg:[p]With a butt done indirect that may be the case. My experience with mustard slathered butts cooked direct is they develop a nice exterior bark.

  • ZipZip Posts: 372
    djm5x9,[p]When you cook 'em direct, are you letting all the grease fall into the fire? I've tried it a couple times on the egg but had trouble with the fire control. I was thinking that a smaller drip pan centered under the butt would catch some of the dripping and make fire control easier. [p]Zip

  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    Zip:[p]I cook them direct at 200º in a well preheated cooker. I do not have fire control problems.

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