Having pretty much gotten the whole "3-2-1" thing down now (I do "2.5-2-.5" for my baby backs), I'd like to take my ribs to the next level by using fresher spices in my homemade rub.
Someone referred me to SavorySpiceShop.com, which seems to have a great selection, but that's my problem. There are TOO many different kinds of paprika and chili powder, and I'm not sure which one to buy? I'd like something that mimics the regular paprika and chili powder you guy in your basic supermarket, only fresher/better, but I have no clue which ones those are.
Although I use teaspoons of celery salt, onion powder, sage and some other minor ingredients, the majority of my rub is roughly equal parts brown sugar, white sugar, paprika and chili powder. I thought buying fresh paprika and chili powder -- and maybe some cumin (which I also use in my homemade chili) -- would be the best place to start.
thanks in advance,