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anyone try mixing a rub with a mixer/whisk?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

i am about to make another batch of jeffs rub and it takes us forever to sift all the brown sugar to get the lumps out.  i would think a blender would just pack up in the bottom.  i am thinking of trying our industrial strength stand mixer with the whisk beaters.  any thoughts?

 

greg

post #2 of 8

I use one of those old porcelain pill crushers.

 

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post #3 of 8

A small food processor will work, just a few quick spins will work. icon14.gif

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

sucess.  i used our kitchenaid stand mixer and it worked well.  put the whisk beater in it.  way easier than sifting.  it had a few find lumps but no more than it gets doing it the other way and i apply the rub with a shaker can which has small holes that don't let any clumps come through. 

 

hope this helps someone.

 

greg

 

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post #5 of 8

Substitute turbinado sugar for the brown sugar, it won't clump, has the same molasses content and carmelizes at a higher temp than BS. JM2C.

post #6 of 8

agree with cliffcarter. and we also use a kitchen aid mixer. because hell it is usually a lot of rub at one time. plus it's a ton easier to do. especially when brisket is one rub pork is another and yet chicken another still.

post #7 of 8

I used a whisk until a few weeks ago when I realized both of mine were in the dishwasher and I needed to get some rub mixed and on the meat before going out for the evening, so I grabbed my electric hand mixer and was done in a fraction of the time--not a lump to be seen.

 

The only time I'll be using a whisk again is if the beaters are in the dishwasher. or there's a power outage...

post #8 of 8

If you use a sugar bear it helps eliminate lumps in brown sugar - I too like turbanado but this really does work

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