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looking to get some tips

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im looking to make my own rub, bbq sause recipes and was wanting to get some tips on how to start
post #2 of 9
This will keep you busy for awhile.

post #3 of 9
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thanks man
post #4 of 9
Here are some basic recipes to start tinkering with. Find one or two that you like and start adding or subtracting different flavors that you like. I hope this helps.

Basic Rub:

16 tsp brown sugar
3 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp chili powder
3 tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp granulated garlic
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp black pepper

Rib Rub:

1 cup Granulated brown sugar
2 tsp white sugar
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Country Time Lemonade mix

Beef Rub:

1 cup of granulated garlic
1 cup of black pepper
¼ cup of Kosher salt
1 cup of chili powder
2 tbsp of chipotle pepper

Note on beef rub: This rub is for cooking brisket hot & fast so it has no sugars. If you want to cook at lower temps, you can add ½ cup of turbinado sugar.

Chicken Rub:

4 tbsp granulated brown sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp granulated garlic
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp ancho chili powder

Pork Rub:

3 cups of turbinado sugar
½ cup plus 2tbsp of Kosher salt
4 tbsp of sweet Hungarian paprika
1 tbsp of black pepper
1 tbsp of chili powder
1 tsp of chipotle pepper
1 tbsp of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp of granulated onion
2 tsp of granulated garlic
1 tsp of oregano

Memphis style rib rub:

5 tsp. Sweet Hungarian paprika
2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. Black pepper
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Garlic granules
1 tsp. Onion powder
(Makes about ¼ cup of rub)

Kansas City style rib rub:

¼ cup brown sugar or turbinado sugar
1 Tbls. Kosher salt
1 Tbls. Sweet Hungarian paprika
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic granules
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. red pepper
(Makes about ½ cup of rub)
post #5 of 9
After that list Need I Say More. Try one of those
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Take some of the flavors you like and blend them, tweek the mix, re-combine and re-make until you come up with a flavor yo like. I like to take off the wall spices and try new things.....i.e.- I've tried Chinese 5-spice, anise seed, allspice,juniper berries ,different ground chiles(pure-not chile powder)and I've come up with some the family loves. I like to experiment with flavors. Who knows, you may develope a flavor rage???PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 9
You've gotten some good tips already, just remember that is all about how it taste to you.
post #8 of 9
Lots of good info for you to start. I would only echo that you should trust what taste good to you.
post #9 of 9
Also take notes and record your measurements. Its kinda a hard to recreate a pinch here a toss there method. Make small batches so you don't end with a lot of something you may not like. I would recommend also noting you cook temps, wood choices for smoke so you can always refer back and then note any changes you may want to make. Chances are it will not happen over night it took me just over a year to come up with my Apple flavor jerky.
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