Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scmelik, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. scmelik

    scmelik Smoke Blower

    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?
  2. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Personally I bought Jeff's rub and while I've made a few of my own I still use his more than any other
  5. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
  6. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I guess I would throw Cumin, Crackeled black pepper and cayanne pepper into the list of common ingredients, welcome to the SMF
  7. spirit deer

    spirit deer Fire Starter

    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. [​IMG]
  8. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  9. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    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
  10. straightupnobs

    straightupnobs Smoke Blower

    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.
  11. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    I would have to agree .. Friends and family love it.[​IMG]
  12. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard!!! I use Jeff's rub most of the time. Well worth it & it helps to support the site!
  13. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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
  14. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    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
  15. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    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.[​IMG]
  16. scmelik

    scmelik Smoke Blower

    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.

  17. Welcome to the board!!!!! Good people here. I think you'll like it.[​IMG]
  18. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just don't use Old Bay Seasoning. That is only for Seafood. Nudge nudge wink wink.[​IMG]
  19. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

  20. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    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

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