I have been reading a lot the past couple weeks and watching many videos, in a lot of the videos the smoked meat looks very dark, if I smoke anything and it comes out really dark my wife won't try it. I have just borrowed a Bradley 4 rack from a friend who doesn't smoke and if I like I will buy from him, my question is about the sugars, does everyone use sugar in their rubs?
Yesterday I bought 4 racks of baby backs for this coming Saturday and don't want them to dark.
Is it the rub? Pretty much every rub recipe I have read has sugar in it.
PS I will be taking pics and notes throughout the entire process to share here