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Gettting more bark on my Butt

East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
edited 8:00AM in EggHead Forum
Cooked two butts now and everyone loves the bark.

Just wondering how I might get a little more bark on my butt.

Any ideas?



  • hdriderhdrider Posts: 32
    I had great bark on the two butts that I cooked yesterday. I think the success came from the dry rub that I coated them with. I wrapped them in plastic wrap and they sat in fridge for about 18 hours before placing on grill. Plus, I let them sit on counter a good hour before beginning cook. Good luck!
  • TomboTombo Posts: 46
    Also adding some turbinado sugar to your rub.

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    As long as there is no fat layer on the butt and you don't foil it too long, you should have the entire butt covered with bark. I rub, slather w/mustard, and then rub again. It'll look like a meteorite.(And it won't be shy)

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Hmmm.... I might have to try that next time.

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Very good.

    I have the "Sugar in the Raw". I might have to do that next time.

    Thanks for the advice.

  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162

    Thanks for the advice.

    I was thinking that next time, I will add time to my unfoil and subtract the same amount of time from the foiled cook.

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Just keep in mind that the foil time cooks slightly faster than unfoiled. BTW, I have never foiled a butt or a picnic and I always huge amounts of bark. HTH.
  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    Big'un, thanks for the advice.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Add more turbinado sugar to your rub.
  • ric3677ric3677 Posts: 278
    I didn't foil these at all.....just 13 hours at 250 dome
  • East Cobb EggyEast Cobb Eggy Posts: 1,162
    I guess I need to try one of these 13 hour cooks.

    Are you using a DigiQ??

  • HitchHitch Posts: 402
    Didn't foil at all...

    Couldn't have had more bark...

    I prep like most above, but right before I put on the egg, I fully rub Dark Brown Sugar over the entire butt.

    Came out like this...

  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Cook four butts... ;-)
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