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First time smoking brisket

drice5

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Everyone says not to use a rub with sugar for smoking brisket , my rub has brown sugar in it. Do I need to find a new rub?
 

noboundaries

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Drice5, welcome to SMF!  Glad you are here and asking questions.

You can use a rub with sugar on a brisket with absolutely no problems.  The real issue is whether sugar and beef go together.  Personally, especially with brisket, I'm a SPOG guy (Salt, Pepper, Onion Power, Garlic Powder).  I save the sugar rubs for pork and sometimes chicken. 

If you like the taste of the rub with sugar I'm sure you love the brisket.  Smoke away!
 

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to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!

Actually I use my pork rub on brisket & it has sugar in it.

Everybody loves it.

Al
 

crankybuzzard

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Sugar, no sugar, foil no foil... Go with what you like. I have a rub I use that has brown sugar in it and my wife loves the bark it makes.
 

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