Discussion in 'Pork' started by duckdawg, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Got a question for ya...

    I've used mustard before applying the rub to butts, but I've never used it on ribs. Do any of you put mustard on your ribs, or do you just put the rub straight on?

  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lotsa folks in here do mustard the ribs before the rub. I personally don't, (but I do on butts) probably only because I didn't think to the first couple of times. But if ya do, it won't leave the taste.
  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I use mustard on my ribs all the time. Not a problem and leaves no taste that I can tell.
  4. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It's a personal preferance thing-some say it helps for the bark. If you use the regular plain yellow mustard, the mustard flavor cooks off and you won't taste it. I've used course ground brown mustard mixed with a bit of ground horseradish on butts and ribs before applying the rub. The heat of the smoker tempers the heat of the mustard and horseradish. Keeps things interesting.
  5. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm with Dutch, mustard and horseradish on butts is really good. The mustard cooks off but the horsey sticks around and gives the bark a little more twang. Nothing too intense, but more noticable than mustard.
  6. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I am with you. I use mustard only on my butts. I've never used it on ribs, but I might just try that.
  7. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Mustard on everything here.
  8. bbq addict

    bbq addict Smoke Blower

    I use mustard on my butts, but italian dressing on my ribs. Might have to try the mustard & horseradish, sounds good.
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use the bigest cheapest bottle of store brand mustartd I can get, use it on both butts an ribs. Never seem ta be alotta leftovers.
  10. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use it on Butts as I like the extra bark I get, have tried a time or two on ribs but didn't really see a difference so now I don't.

    I've been thinking about adding Horseradish to my rub, sounds like everyone is having good luck. Any problems with it burning?
  11. Cool. Thanks for all the fast replies guys! I appreciate it. I'll try to get a Q view up this weekend.
  12. Fast Eddie (Maurin) has been known to use miracle whip. Whatever you do paint it thin! Do this make 2 racks or split a rack in 2. Do one with mayo and one with mustard. Which one is better? Hmm, maybe i'll do this experiment as well.

  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use mustard on ribs, and also olive oil. The vinegar in the mustard helps a little as a tenderizer, my butch said use olive to keep the rub on. I switch between the two.
  14. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    I did the mustard on 6 slabs of BB's last weekend. I used yellow mustard because most of the SmokeGods here use it. It worked out perfectly...beautiful bark/crust, no mustard taste AT ALL, and tenderized nicely.....Who the hell needs the Food Network when you have these guys to correspond to you personally. One on one. It don't get any better than this. Thanks Guys.
  15. I use it on everything...Its real good on Hotdogs as well...![​IMG]
  16. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    try a certain dijon mustard, or even a honey dijon with the horseradish... mmmmm pork
  17. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Koops mustard on the butts, never on the ribs.
  18. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    same here....never had a reason to "mess with perfection"
  19. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The only time I use mustard is when I remember to put it on. Usually start putting on the rub then its too late. The mustard does help with keepping more rub on the meat.
  20. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    I used to use mustard but now I always use worchestershire sauce before the rub. Mmmm.

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