so i found pork butt 1.19$ lb at the store and couldn't help but pick some up. I can eat this all week!
i did a test of salt+pepper vs memphis dust (dry rub) for reddit.com/r/smoking
eating with salt and pepper tastes better to me. it has more potent flavor. really brings out the flavor in the meat / smoke.
eating with dry rub the flavor is more complex and sweeter. But the sweetness/other flavors makes the smoke flavor less potent.
concluding the test i'll probably just do salt and pepper, because its cheaper / easier and has stronger smoke flavor.
If i want complex flavors i will just add it afterwards with bbq or hot sauce or garnish.
i used some Brazilian starfish i got from the garden today, not overbearingly spicy yum.