Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Review: Bad Byron's Butt Rub

Creator: Bad Byron's Specialty Food Products, Inc.
Cost: @ $4.25 for 4.5oz
Link: Butt Rub

When I BBQ, I use a rub I make. This time I switched it up. A friend of mine gave me some Bad Byron's Butt Rub as a gift and I hadn't used it yet. I figured I would try it on a pork butt I was cooking.

The rub itself is a little saltier than I like when I tasted it on my hand but it had good flavor. It is ground fine so it shakes out well and spreads evenly. I prepped the butt with honey mustard and sprinkled the rub over the butt and put it in the fridge over night. I smoked the butt at @225° for about nine hours. The bark was lighter then my normal bark but the rub doesn't have a lot of sugar in it so it doesn't caramelize like I'm used to.

Overall the flavor was good and defiantly worth eating. The rub didn't bring out the sweetness in the meat as much as I'd like but the flavor was good and the guests loved it.

Overall I will give Butt Rub a 3/4 rack of ribs on the Gibbs' Ribs* scale for good flavor and great bark. I think the flavor profile of the rub could be punched up a little bit to pull out the natural sweetness of the pork for a more complete flavor profile.

*When I do reviews, books or otherwise, I will rate the items with ribs (they are my favorite BBQ dish). A full rack is great and a single rib is poor. I will tend to stick to a full rack, half rack or one rib.

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