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    Forgot to Salt the Pork Shoulder

    Not only did I not get a chance to dry brine as I normally do I did not apply salt when I applied the rub. It's been smoking over night and is about to enter the stall. I don't plan to wrap but need to decide if I should salt the exterior now or add salt to taste as I pull the pork. What would you do?

    #2
    Salt to taste. Always a sure bet.

    K.

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    • Dewesq55
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      Plus 1. Salt to taste later.

    #3
    Salt to taste. I even sprinkle in a little rub to the pulled pork on occasion.

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    • Dewesq55
      Dewesq55 commented
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      I've heard of doing this, but never thought to try it. But then again, I sauce my pulled pork so I add flavor and seasoning that way.

    • Old Glory
      Old Glory commented
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      +2 I usually add rub to taste.

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      If memory serves me well Frozen Smoke never added rub on his butts before smoking and only added to the pulled pork afterwards. 
      I do rub mine before smoking but add a bit more after pulling and I believe it makes a big difference to the end products taste.

    #4
    That sounds like a good dilemma. Salt to taste.
    BTW is you add a little salt to your beer you will get a little head. Hence the phrase, "What do you want, a little salt in your beer?".

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    • HawkerXP
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      Don't forget to sprinkle some on your napkin / coaster. It'll keep them from sticking to the bottom of the glass / can.

    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      Somebody once asked me if I was superstitious when they saw me sprinkling salt on the napkin, HawkerXP. The more you know...

    • smokin fool
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      Used to sling beer in a men's room every table had a salt shaker on it for the old timers drinking draft....spritz of salt, tap the rim with the shaker, down the hatch....
      No lime in a Corona back then, men were men, woman were women, a darn good arrangement

    #5
    Salt to taste and don’t forget the lime and the tequila,,,,

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      #6
      Did anyone mention salt to taste?

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        #7
        Salt to taste so you can taste the Salt!

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          #8
          Feed it to the dogs.

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          salt to taste

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            #9
            a don't need another opinion, but I agree - salt to taste.

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              #10
              I might be reading this wrong, but I think folks are telling you to throw salt over your shoulder.

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              • tbob4
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                That’s funny!

              • Jim White
                Jim White commented
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                tbob4 And I thought this site was all about bringing in science and getting rid of superstition!

              #11
              Are you adding any sauce, onions, peepers, etc? If so, you might find that no salt is needed so I agree with everyone else.

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              • Attjack
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                I'll probably add sauce to some of it.

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