Would the BBQ sauce increase in hear if left in fridge overnight and then increase more when applied to ribs the last hour of smoke?
The rub too? Would it increase in heat during the smoke?
Any feed back would be great!
Favorite BBQ sauces?
Hmmm...maybe you got more cayenne and black pepper in this batch that you thought? Those are the ingredients that tend to give that rub some kick. His sauce has some kick to it too, so maybe a combo of extra spicy rub & extra spicy sauce?
One other thought: creosote buildup on your meat could have a similar effect, although the taste would be more bitter than spicy-hot. Did you keep good airflow to prevent white, billowing smoke during the cook? May be off base, but worth considering.
I'd have to say that if you have made the rub and sauce before and liked it that you more than likely did mistake the tbs, for tsp. A friend and I did that once back in Junior high making some peanut butter cookies. Instead of putting 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup sugar, we put 1/2 cup salt and 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Needless to say, they were a bit salty!
Yup, sounds like a mistake in TBS/tsp caused it.
The only thing I'll add is if the ribs had less meat than usual, the heat can be hotter, due the percentage of cayenne to meat ratio.
And yes putting too much on will add to the heat, due to that same "Spice to Meat" ratio.
Sounds like a measuring mistake. Smoking/cooking Mellows the Heat of Capsaicin so each reheat will mellow a bit. If you have leftover rub and sauce mix another batch leaving out the Cayenne and Black Pepper and combine them. Left over sauce should be heated to a simmer first, tasted for good flavor, then added so the simmering new sauce...JJ
By any chance was it a fresh jar of cayenne? Did you use a different cayenne or pepper than last time? I know the day I make the rub it is much hotter than after it sits around a while, but still should not be that hot. Probably a missed measurement.
Possibly added your pepper twice? I make sure I leave every spice out on the counter I use so I don't use them twice. Jeff's rub and sauce are not overly warm so somewhere you.......
Chalk it up to experience, you won't be the first nor last to make a recipe boo-boo.
Could rinse them off thoroughly and dry. Then either reheat on the grill with smoke then coat with a known mild sauce. OR place in a pan with sauce on the ribs and a bit of water on the bottom of the pan, cover with foil and re-heat at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes. Might be able to salvage them that way.
Banjo, evening.... when opening spices, wet your finger, dip it in the spice, lick...... that will let you know if the spice is different.... I do that with all spices..... lets me know if I got the correct spice, or hot, intense the flavor is, etc...... Dave
i've made the mistake before of grabbing the cayenne pepper instead of the paprika LOL...it happens to the best of us. Jeff's sauce has very little red pepper so i dont think that is your problem either