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Can a butt be rubbed too long?

bigmikejbigmikej Posts: 216
edited 4:39AM in EggHead Forum
I am doing my first (2) BBs this weekend for the upcoming holiday. Because of a legendary football rivalry kicking off 20 hours from now (UGA v. Clemson), I have rubbed my (2) 6 lb. butts and lathered them up with French's yellow maybe a day early(?). They are resting comfortably in ziplocs in my fridge. Is it going to be a problem that I am not throwing them on the egg until Sunday evening? I am assuming that more is good in regards to marinating time, because I really have no other choice. Either way, I would love to hear some personal experiences with long marination of BBs, good or bad.[p]Thanks for all of the help this new egger has gotten so far!


  • bigmikej,
    The case of pork butt and brisket the kind of time your are talking about is not a problem, if you were using citric acid in a marinade I would suggest using shorter times on any meat.

  • bigmikej,
    That shouldn't be a problem at all. I left a couple 5 days one time when I had to leave town and they came out great. As Jim said as long as you don't have an acid based marinate (Vinager, Citric) you should be ok![p] GO TIGERS!!!, Just had to say that we used to live in the Clemson area before we moved to Louisville, KY.

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