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Anyone use mustard on pork butt?

SnookDawgSnookDawg Posts: 7
edited 3:46AM in EggHead Forum
Hi all, just hoping to get some feedback, but I think I am going to go forward with this eggsperiment unless someone had a bad result. I am thinking of using a mustard base layer before applying the dry rub on a 10lb pork butt which I will smoke over hickory for about 22 hours.

Anyone do this? I put mustard on my ribs all the time, and am thinking it won't hurt on a pork butt which I will pull.


  • I believe that almost everyone uses it. It doesn't affect the taste much. Just makes a paste to hold the rub. Some say mustard actually does something favorable to the meat, but I've used EVOO, and can't really taste the difference...either ribs or butt.
  • SqueezeSqueeze Posts: 707
    Honestly, putting mustard on your ribs or pork butt will not do anything for you. I used to be of the belief that it did, but over time found that it was a messy step that was not needed. Just load your butt up with rub and let it melt in.

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    I have found that if you stab the butt or shoulder all over with a fork and massage the rub into the meat the flavor of your rub will penetrate a little more and give you a better cook than using the mustard.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Who doesn't use Mustard?

  • Mike in AbitaMike in Abita Posts: 3,302
    I put the rub on first then then mustard, followed by some more rub. MMMMMM......MMMMMMM.


    I think I'll do one for the hurricane? Hurricane pulled pork???? Photos to follow.
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Morning Pete.Just rubbed two six pounders up a 8:00AM and hitting the rack at 10:pm.See no mustard.
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Sorry my bull mastiff was pawing at my leg and did not post picture.


    Crap happens sometimes.Enjoy your weekend.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    snif' I am so proud snif'

    I am gonna egg me some croakers today. Just don't know how yet..
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    You have a Mastiff that knows how to post??? KEWL!!!
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    That is why the picture was fuzzy.BIG dog smells food.Big dogie wants some.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    This Big Dog is afraid I will cook him!!


    He gets really worried when I start feeding him bacon...
  • DaddyoDaddyo Posts: 209
    Never even tried one without mustard. Whatever else it does, it helps the rub stick to the meat.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Water does too...
  • OledogOledog Posts: 118
    He is awesome! How big is he?

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    He's actually rather small for a GSD. 65-75 pounds depending on the time of the year,
  • OledogOledog Posts: 118
    He is a good lookin dog; have a great weekend!

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Good looking animal.Now I know what keeps you in shape.(I did not say what shape thank you.)You should have talked to those croakers and asked them the question.When you take the off of the hook and hearing them talk to you is something else.Good luck on the cook and keep us informed as to what method ws the winner.
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