Usually I smoke pork ribs using mustard and lots of Jeff's Rub with great results. This time I am NOT using the smoker but just grilling the ribs. Question: should I use Jeff's Rub for grilling or will its sugar content cause burning, like sweet barbecue sauces so often do? Am I better off using something like the Texas Rub, which has no sugar? Thanks!
Use Jeff's R ub for grilling pork ribs?
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It all depends on the temp you are cooking at. Once sugar hits 350 degrees it starts to burn and develop a bitter taste. Grilling on a lower heat works well with ribs anyway, so I would hold your grill temp around 325-340 and you will be fine. If you plan on grilling hotter you may want to steer away from using a rub with a high sugar content.