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Competition-Style Butter Bath

Competition-Style Butter Bath

Use this butter bath and when wrapping your BBQ ribs and pork. It will quickly become your favorite go-to recipes for both convenience and flavor. This recipe makes enough for 2 racks of spare ribs or 1 pork shoulder.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: butter bath, butter bath for ribs and pork, competition butter bath, rib wrapping
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 38kcal


  • 1/4 cup honey granules
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter Buds or Molly McButter Butter Sprinkles
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl using a whisk or fork.
  • Use 1/4 cup of mixture with 1/2 cup of apple juice for 1 rack of spare ribs. Use 1/2 cup mixture plus 1 cup of apple juice for 1 pork shoulder.
  • Make a large batch and store it in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 1 year.


Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg