or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › Rub???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:


post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I have been looking on here for awhile now and for some reason I cannot seem to find a rub recipie. I am going to try and do a butt or two this weekend and am good on everything but what to put in my rub. I know this is a trial and error type of deal but what do you guys use for a rub?
post #2 of 26
some of the most common ingredients are paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. the rations of these will depend on your tastes.

most also add some salt, again, to taste. some leave it out.

some add sugar, either white, brown or raw, to balance the savory flavors. if you do this, i recommend raw sugar as this is supposed to help keep the meat and the bark from geting a burned look and taste.

pepper is a good addition - some add cayenne pepper to taste. this is a good thing but be careful with it.

many toher herbs and spices, including cumin, oregano, thyme, lemon, and honestly, too many to mention. those should be some basics, however.
post #3 of 26
Hello, and welcome to the SMF. I moved your thread to roll call, so that everyone can give you a warm welcome. Please give us a little introduction about yourself, smokes, Q's. I see that you have already gotten some good advise on a basic rub. It's all good my friend.
post #4 of 26
Personally I bought Jeff's rub and while I've made a few of my own I still use his more than any other
post #5 of 26
If something out of 1 of these sites don't entertain ya, try the 8-3-1-1.

8 parts suger, brown,white, or what ever
3 parts koser salt
1 part spice
1 part spice

The 1 part spices is basically 2 parts total of what ya want, break it down to 8 diff 1/4 parts if wanted

post #6 of 26
I guess I would throw Cumin, Crackeled black pepper and cayanne pepper into the list of common ingredients, welcome to the SMF
post #7 of 26
Google for 'dry rub recipe' and you'll get so many, by the time you read through them all you won't need one anymore. wink.gif
post #8 of 26
I have used Jeff's Rub with success.

We also like:

Curious Aardvark's famous rib rub.

4 teaspoons sea salt
2 tsp dark brown sugar
1 level tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
3 tsp dried lemon peel
2 tsp dried mixed peppers (NOT chillies)
1 tsp dried onion
2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp coriander
1/3 tsp umami (MSG)

I leave the MSG out. We especially like this with ribs smoked with cherry wood.
post #9 of 26
Welcome to the family, you will find a lot of helpful information floating around in here.

Edit to remove recipe

Good Luck and Happy Smokes
post #10 of 26
Welcome aboard ... you won't be disappointed w/ hte wealth of info on this forum.

Well here is what i use

sorry i never measure ,always comes out better if i make to taste.

Light Brown Sugar approx. 2 cups (usually)
Kosher Salt (Lightly)
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Black Pepper
Dry Mustard
Celery Seed or Flakes
Paprika (For color mainly)

I also marinate every brisket before rubbing pre smoke.
post #11 of 26
I would have to agree .. Friends and family love it.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 26
Welcome aboard!!! I use Jeff's rub most of the time. Well worth it & it helps to support the site!
post #13 of 26
Not trying to start a war, but when you give out a recipe from someone else, you should put their name with it, I'm sure Mike Mills would appreciate it with his Magic Dust
post #14 of 26
No war I agree.... but I got the recipe from my preacher Bubba Alfred

So if it belongs to someone else that is fine but I had no idea
post #15 of 26
What Piney said! I've tried many and still like Jeff's the best by far. Also, the proceeds help keep this site goin'. By the way, Hello and welcome! Good luck and have fun, whatever you decide to use.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
thanks for the welcome guys. I have been doing alot of reading on here and my dad and I actually made our first fatty last weekend, what an increadible idea, whoever came up with that I would like to shake their hand, pure genious.

As far as equipment goes right now i don't have a smoker (Friday I am going to buy it.) but I will be getting (or at least plan on getting) a Brinkman 852 barrel smoker. I have been attempting to use my weber grill to smoke with and it works just not overly great.

I appreciate all of you guys help.

post #17 of 26
Welcome to the board!!!!! Good people here. I think you'll like it.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #18 of 26


Just don't use Old Bay Seasoning. That is only for Seafood. Nudge nudge wink wink.icon_rolleyes.gif
post #19 of 26
post #20 of 26
Heres a pretty good one from Brentman

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon Coarse black pepper
1 tablespoon Coarse Sea salt
2 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Roll Call
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › Rub???