• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Does Jeff have a brisket rub?


Fire Starter
Joined Nov 5, 2010
Does anybody know if he sells a brisket rub? 

I like pork, but I love beef.

Is his BBQ sauce good on beef too?

mr mac

Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 19, 2009
Good question although I doubt I would ever use it on a brisket.  I tend to use rubs on those hunks of meat that can truly benefit from it and usually I scrape the fat cap off post cooking so I'd never eat it anyways.  If I do anything to the exterior of a brisket it is simply salt and pepper after trimming the fat cap as I want that beef flavor to come through unmasked.

Now that the disclaimers are out, why not just use Jeff's current rub offering on the brisket?


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 14, 2006
I have never used or seen Jeff's rub, BUT, I t is used as a rib rub and I suspect it is sweet, not all bad for other meats.

I would try it as is on some beef, possibly a chuck and see what you think and add other spices to it as you feel.

I would start off with adding some/more c u m i n , maybe a touch of oregano , coffee, garlic, onion powder, and salt.

It's a trying thing, see what you can come up with, and in no time you can totally make your own rub recipe


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 12, 2009

Less get this straight right off the bat. A rub is a rub it can be used on everything that you smoke. Jeff's is a good rub and the stores are full of them. Now I use different rubs fro time to time. Right now I'm using a very simple rub. Old Bay and brown sugar mixture on everything. Now it's very tastey and it has a kick to it that IO like. I happen to like a little spice with my food. So use jeff's rub or just go to the store and pick one and if you don't like it change to a different one.


Meat Mopper
Joined Feb 18, 2008
on briskets I use

1/4 minced onion

1/4 minced garlic

1/4 coarse black pepper

1/4 kosher or sea salt


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 23, 2010
What I use on brisket, is this;

salt, sugar, black pepper, paprika; in equal parts.

I got this from the book "Cold Mountain".


Fire Starter
Joined Nov 5, 2010
Thanks guys.

I did a little crazy mixture last night...

2 cups of french's mustard.

2 cups of brown sugar.

1/2 cup course pepper.

some + garlic salt.

It smelled FOUL when I first rubbed it on!

But it is the best brisket I've made so far!

The taste is soo GOOD.
Last edited:


Fire Starter
Joined Nov 5, 2010
I seen another member use mustard(i don't know who), or I'de never have tried it....


I hate mustard, but WOW.


Fire Starter
Joined Nov 2, 2010
I was in a local smoke shop and bought some beef rub, it is called Obie Cues Texas Brisket Rub. I have never used it on a brisket but i was pleased with the outcome when i applied it to a chuck roast a couple of weeks ago . Pkerchef


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Dec 15, 2007
I've used Jeff's rub on everything from chicken to elk roast and even brisket.  It's not the only rub I use, but almost.

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.