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How early is too early?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Can I apply a dry rub 3-4 days before the meat hits the smoker or is that way too early? grilling_smilie.gif
post #2 of 14

Longer is better in my opinion, it will get better penetration...Go for it!...JJ

post #3 of 14

Just keep everything tightly wrapped so it doesn't get dried out and keep it very cold. 

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm having a Bbq on Saturday but work the 3 dsys prior and won't have time to prep. I just don't want to wreck this Bbq because of my inexperience. Can you tell I'm. new to the Q? Thanks for any advice
post #5 of 14

Never did it that long before, but don't see why not too, and as Jimmy says it will give the rub more time to penetrate the meat.

post #6 of 14

Yup just keep it tightly wrapped so air does not get to it and you are fine. And since you are new - like Al said, keep it cold too. 

post #7 of 14

The longer the better, just remember the pics biggrin.gif

post #8 of 14

If you are using a rub that is heavy w/ salt you may want to cut a bit of the salt. it could absorb some extra salt sitting the extra few days ???

 

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Originally Posted by eman View Post

If you are using a rub that is heavy w/ salt you may want to cut a bit of the salt. it could absorb some extra salt sitting the extra few days ???

 


  Good call Bob, I didn't think of that. Of-course my rub has very little salt, if any.

 

post #10 of 14

As Bob said, maybe?

 

If you have a lot of salt in a rub, or a lot of salt and acid in a marinade, it can be too long.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #11 of 14

What I have done in the past out of necessity, when something came up an I couldn't smoke within 24 hours. Vac seal the rubbed meat it and throw it in the freezer.  Night before smoke I thawed in water bath place in fridge till smoke time. I have even done this for taking meat to the lake.

post #12 of 14
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Thanks for all the advice. My smoke went great with awesome results. My WSM smoker worked like a charm too. Thanks again!
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Thanks for all the advice. My smoke went great with awesome results. My WSM smoker worked like a charm too. Thanks again!

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Until I figure out how to load pics from my phone to this forum, I guess it never happened then.devil.gif
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