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what's your favorite boston butt rub?

cobrastrikecobrastrike Posts: 28
edited 9:55PM in EggHead Forum
Hi all,
I'm going to do a BB this weekend and was thinking of trying a different rub. I usually use the 'Slap yo mama butt rub' recipe but I've run out and thought this might be a good time to experiment. Do you usually use a store bought rub or is there a recipe that you're partial to? Thanks!


  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I use Dizzy Dust coarse grind. Great stuff! I'll be doing a couple of butts tomorrow. I'm going to inject them with Fab P that I got from Fred Bernardo. He has an excellent Pork Butt video on his site.
  • RSRS Posts: 5
    Try Bad Byron's Butt Rub. Good web site, too.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    Only one I've ever used on a butt...

    1 tablespoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1 tablespoon ground cumin
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


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  • Dizzy Pig Dizzy Dust or Bad Byron's Butt Rub
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    The Loveless' Cafe Rub. The best in my opinion!!!
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  • SmokinJSmokinJ Posts: 220
    I use Dizzy and Texasbbqrubs.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    I actually like a blend from a local guy here in STL, Uncle Bob's Butt Rub. He's got a nice product. After that, I'm big on Dizzy Pig's Dizzy Dust.
  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    John Henry's Pecan Rub.

    Nuff said.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I slather on yellow mustard - then liberally coat with Dizzy Pig Dizzy's good stuff.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Michael that is about the same that I use. I also add some garlic powder(t) and another certain ingredient.
  • snake701uksnake701uk Posts: 187
    Interesting how many references to Dizzy Pig rubs on this site and others. I live in Italy so mostly make my own and would add mustard powder to some of the above and cumin never hurts. Next time I am in US will buy some DP to try. Andy
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    DP Redeye Express. Smoked with a couple chunks of Guava wood.
  • CecilCecil Posts: 771
    I live a few miles from the Loveless and did not know they make a rub. I will have to check it out.

  • BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
    Good stuff. Careful, it can be a little warm.

    2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
    2 tablespoons Sugar in the Raw
    2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
    2 tablespoons Ground Cumin Seed
    2 tablespoons Chili Powder
    2 tablespoons Cracked Black Pepper
    1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
    4 tablespoons Hungarian Paprika
    2 tablespoons Ground Sage
    Source: Elder Ward
  • TaxasBBQRub or Guys BBQ Rub, Houston.

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  • PhotomanPhotoman Posts: 18
    My favorite is Wild Willies Number Wonderful

    3/4 cup paprika
    1/4 cup ground black pepper
    1/4 cup salt
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 teaspoons cayenne

    Great on everything!
  • highpresshighpress Posts: 694
    Then Dizzy Dust.
  • DenbbqDenbbq Posts: 84
    Dr BBQ's Big Time Barbecue Rub from his book
  • egger66egger66 Posts: 385
    Dizzy Dust Coarse....really good stuff!
  • thanks for all the replies everyone. It's been a busy 2 nights and I don't have time to get supplies for what I'm missing for all of the recipes. I've got a bottle of Dizzy Dust (regular grind though) that I've never used, so based on the number of replies for this one, I'll give it a whirl. Butts go on at 7- can't wait!!
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