What is the best blender or device to mix rub in?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Sticky' started by drew love, May 11, 2012.

  1. What is the best blender or device to mix rub in?  I tried making Jeff's rub manually with a sifter and it took too long.   Has anyone tried a "Waring Spice Grinder"?
  2. This is the best low cost grinder for spices......


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  3. will it hold 2-3 cups of ingredients
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I use the " Magic bullet" blender
  5. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A bowl.
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
  6. I use this, it works great and doesn't powderize the rub.

  7. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've made Jeff's rub several times now. All I used was a whisk. I keep my brown sugar in a sealed bag in the extra refrigerator; so I don't have much of a problem with lumps. I've had no problems with other ingredients. I think any food processor or blender using a low speed would get it done.

    Good question!!
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a dedicated grinder similar to the one Martin showed - for bigger batches I use the one like Scott showed you don't have to do much more than pulse a few times and it is good to go 
  9. All I do is "measure" (really I make it by smell and taste) my ingredients into an old, bigger sized, Lawreys Shaker.   shake it, play catch with your kid brother, roll it, whatever you want to do to mix it.

  10. A bowl and a hand held mixer w/ wisk blades works great.
  11. I have a kitchen aid but the hand held works great. Don't get why you said it would be messy, unless like you said beater (which I guess you meant the old manual type). But I said mixer which I mean as electric, which works the same as the Kitchen Aid just hand held.
  12. I hear ya.   I just know if anyone like me tried it, they would forget to make their rub ahead of time, and rush to get it ready, and put it on high speed or something.  Haha, I tend to do that...
  13. jpittssr

    jpittssr Fire Starter

    I would think it depends on how much you plan to make in a batch and what equipment you already have.

    I use my 11 cup Cuisinart food processor. But, if I was buying just for spice it would be overkill.
  14. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I use my Cuisinart, for a triple batch and it works great, perfect consistency every time.
  15. I use a bowl and whisk, or for larger amounts into my food processor for a couple whirls. 
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    This will do about 100Lbs or so...


    Hobart HCM450-62 Vertical Cutter Mixer - 45 qt.

    $13,302.52MSRP$17,276.00 Sold As 1 Each


    Just kidding...[​IMG]...I use a 1Cup Coffee Grinder for whole spices and mix up to 5Cup Batches in a 1Gal Hvy Ziplock Freezer Bag. Anything bigger I would try my 5QT Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer...JJ
  17. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    If pre ground, I use a lidded container and hammer (i.e. shake the hell out of it) it for a while until blended.  If using any fresher ingredients (black peppercorns, coriander, fresh cumin or dried peppers etc.), I have a coffee grinder dedicated to spices that I use, then refer to the first sentence.  [​IMG]
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    I have a lid with holes and one with out. This is the best thing that ever happened to me haha.
  19. katacombz

    katacombz Newbie

    I Do a bit of catering etc, have a large trailer mounted rig. I mix my Rub about 15 LBS at a time. this is about 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucket. I have been using a Scepter ODD Job 7 gallon mixer. roll it back and forth on a counter for about 5 minute then transfer to 1 gallon buckets for storage.   this mixer is made for construction applications, but mixes spices very quickly and thoroughly.


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