wrapping my pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by eric cope, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. eric cope

    eric cope Newbie

    I would like to marinate my pork butt in a dry rub over night, what is the best thing to wrap it in?
  2. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    I would just use saran wrap.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Saran Wrap works best. Just food for thought there's really no reason to rub the shoulder the night before. I used to but now I just apply the rub while the BBQ warms up. Haven't been able to tell anything different.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep I saran wrap mine, but I may have to try DS trick next time and see how it turns out.

    Good luck and let us know how it comes out 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm with Dirt, then again I usually forget to rub the night before but it turns out tasty still!
  6. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    The Dollar Tree has 5 pack boxes of 2 gallon bags for (obviously) a dollar a box. The 2 gallon size bag is great for marinading butts, roasts, and poultry. No cleanup, just toss the bag.
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  7. floridasteve

    floridasteve Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the tip, Siege!

    As for prepping butts, I trim and rub mine the night before and wrap with cling film. The next day I apply more rub before putting it on the grill. I have done it all the same day, and I admit where wasn't a huge difference in taste. But, I like getting the meat prep and smoker prep out of the way, so on cooking day I don't have so much to do. Beside, a longer marinade has to be better (at least in one's mind).
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Plastic is Nonreactive a so a better choice.

    On Rub the Night Before or not...It is like Spinkles on a Cupcake... It don't make a heck of a lot of difference on a Butt, but it's a nice touch if you think of it.

    Now, Ribs are a whole other story! Rubs usually contain a fair amount of Salt and other flavors. The Ribs do benefit from the overnight Dry Brine action of the Rub, making them more Juicy, Tender and Flavorful...JJ 
  9. eric cope

    eric cope Newbie


    All of these answers have been so helpful! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to help me out!
  10. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I am all for applying the rub the night before, not for the flavor but for the time savings. At 4am the last thing I want to worry about is cleaning, trimming, and rubbing whatever I am about to smoke. When I do it the night before I can just sit on the couch drinking coffee while the smoker warms up. 
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  11. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good point, bmad. I never thought of it quite like that. Couch and coffee vs. trim and rub...... I think I can make that decision fairly quick.

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