With the beautiful weather that arrived here in the Carolinas last week, how could I not say no to firing up the smoker? There was a pork butt in the freezer calling my name. This was the perfect opportunity to try out Willie’s Hog Dust. Willie was gracious enough to send me bottles of his original, spicy, and sweet blend rubs. I decided to go with the original blend this time around.
Willie’s Hog Dust is made using no MSG, gluten, or preservatives. Only all-natural ingredients are used, and the rubs are low in sodium (for all of you health-conscious people). The rubs are all-purpose and can be used on pork, chicken, beef… even popcorn!
It’s hard to see in this picture (mainly because I had only a yellow plate to use), but the rub had a nice orange color to it. The rub also had a nice mixture of dark and light bits in there from the other various spices used. I took a small sample, and it had a very nice flavor to it. Willie’s Hog Dust definitely fits the “low sodium” billing without sacrificing flavor.
As I mentioned earlier, pork butt was the “meat du jour”. I took the piece of meat (which was a little over 5 1/2 lb), slathered it with canola oil, and liberally applied the dust to it. It gave the butt the nice golden color I was looking for.
And off to the smoker it goes! I cooked it using Kingsford competition briquettes and oak wood, keeping the temperature between 250 and 275 degrees.
With the temperature between 250 and 275 degrees, the butt was done in about 8 hours. And wow, was it beautiful!
The pork looked beautiful, and it tasted even better! The pork pulled with no problems at all, and there was a perfect balance of smoke, pork, and rub flavor! I tried to get a picture of the bark, but I’m afraid it was a bit fuzzy. I’ll post it anyway. Willie’s Hog Dust gave my pork butt a beautiful bark that was nice and crispy and flavorful!
I would highly purchasing Willie’s Hog Dust. If it works on other meat as well as it does on pork, it’s absolute magic!! Willie’s Hog Dust is available for purchase at http://www.williesrubbins.com/.