how Trey Ford rubs his butt

That’s right, sports fans- I said it.  For those of you not into BBQ, that may not be the friendliest thing you’ve read on your work computer.  For those into smoking low and slow, we’re talking about the Boston Butt, or Pork Shoulder

With thanks to Arian Evans, I am sharing this pork rub recipe that came from Dave Green at FishNet Security.  We used to have a team sponsored called ‘The Grillaz’ some of that team moved on to form a team called FishNet BBQ.  That crew has won awards at contests all over the US from Omaha’s River City Roundup, to the Jack Daniel’s Invitational, to the American Royal BBQ contest.

Anyway, here is an evolution of that rub recipe (seems they’re all turbinado sugar, some spices, salt, garlic, etc…) but here is ours!

The Rub:

  • 2 Cups Turbinado Sugar
    (Raw Cane Sugar, I usually use Hawaiian. Brown sugar works, but watch flame as it burns really easily. Turbinado does not burn like processed sugar)
  • 1/2 Cup Table Salt (use much less if you use sea salt, like less than half)
  • 5 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 5 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 5 tbspGarlic
  • 5 tbspMustard
  • 5 tbspPaprika, preferably Hungarian hot
  • 5 tbspCourse Black Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt (if you did not use above)

More on the grill and geeked out madness from tonight’s Ribfest to be posted later!!


5 Responses to “how Trey Ford rubs his butt”

  1. Walt Says:

    Who’d a thunk you were a BBQ geek as well as motorcycle maniac!?! To me the big thing with rubs is to use plenty and apply the night before you smoke the butt/shoulder. Then with slow smoking (I go with 8 hours smoke, then 2 in a very low oven indoors) the fat-soluble spices penetrate into the meat.

    While even a salt-cayenne-brown sugar rub is great, here is a favorite blend (Texas) with smaller amounts… enough for one shoulder:
    1 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt (only kind!)
    1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
    1 Tbsp sweet paprika
    1 Tbsp (+/-) each of: cayenne, black pepper, garlic powder, (optional: mustard powder)
    1/2 tsp each ground coriander, cumin, dried thyme
    Combine and use soon.

    I’m getting hungry…

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  3. Melanie Yunk Says:

    Nice rub recipe, however, if you want to kick my rub’s butt, you’ll need to make a few adjustments:

    1. Use sea salt, not table salt – no need for iodized salt in any recipe these days. Sea salt is less salty than table salt, so I’d use a bit more, not less.

    2. Be sure to use garlic from the Garlic Capitol city of Gilroy!! 8*)

    3. Try some hot, spicy smoked paprika from South America – so tasty!

    4. Where’s that chile powder coming from? Get some New Mexico red – it’s the best!

    5. You know I don’t use sugar in mine, so I’m not a fan, but I know lots of folks love sugar on their butts! ha.

    Hope these tips help!

  4. Sonora Says:

    Mmm… sounds delicious! I will have to try rubbing my but like that! ha

    Although, I also recommend adding a little ground cloves (and/or Nutmeg). I know it sounds a little odd but it makes the flavors POP on top of all the spiciness 🙂

  5. craig Says:

    Rub This

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