Good baby back rub

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ryeguy45, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    i am having i party this coming weekend. i am doing 6 racks of ribs but only 2 racks of baby backs. the baby backs are for the kids. What are some good sweet rubs i can use just for the kids. Nothing hot or spicy. Thanks for y'alls help.
  2. 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    1/4 cup paprika
    2 tablespoons garlic powder
    2 tablespoons onion powder
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon or less cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon black pepper
    1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper

    1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

    1 teaspoon cumin

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    This is my go to Rib Rub.....I have been tweaking it for a while and feel it's almost there as far as my tastes run

    This is my rub.....don't share it with anyone ok?  [​IMG]

  3. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What I've started doing is cutting down the sugar in the rub, then adding turbinado sugar to the meat after it is rubbed to match folk's sweetness desire. It is actually fun to add the turbinado sugar at the end too, after they are sauced and finished.  The raw sugar crystals kind of explode in your mouth with crunchy sweetness.  I bet the kids would LOVE that!  Pic below.

    Ray's Rib Rub for Pork

    Triple this recipe for a full shaker. Even though there is pepper in it, there is very little heat in the rub. 

    1 Tbs brown sugar
    2 tsp kosher salt
    1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
    1 tsp black peppercorns
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2  tsp cumin powder
    1/2  tsp Garlic Powder
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1/4 tsp New Mexico chili powder
    1/8 tsp mustard powder


    1. Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until the peppercorns are broken up.

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014
  4. This too sounds GREAT......and damn those ribs look delicious.

  5. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Scott.  Not BB's but works just the same.  Here's a side view.  The sugar addition was purely an accident after trying the less sugar rub above and realizing they needed to be a little sweeter.  Fun discovery.   

  6. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    the rub that i use for the adults has:

    kosher salt

    black pepper

    granulated onion

    granulated garlic


    chili powder

    i always used brown sugar in my rubs until i tried this rub above once and then i threw away all of my other pork rub recipies.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  7. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Rye,

    You got a lot of good rub suggestions. Smoked some spares for the kids about a month ago which they loved! Here was my process;

    Initial rub;

    - 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

    - 2 tbsp Dry Mustard

    - 2 tbsp Onion Powder

    - 2 tbsp Kosher Salt

    - 1 tbsp Ground Black Pepper

    Foil with butter & dark brown sugar

    The mop with;

    - 1 Cup Apple Sauce

    - 2 Cup Brown Sugar

    - 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

    - 1/2 tsp Salt

    - 1/2 tsp Pepper

    - 1/2 tsp Paprika

    - 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

    - 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

    The sweetness was not overpowering and they turned out just like a famous restaurant in Montreal called Bar-B-Barn!

    Hope this helps. Cheers
  8. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    Sounds good knifebid. I dont mop my ribs. I just spray them with apple juice.
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you like a sweeter Rib , try putting a tsp. of  Turbinato Sugar to each and spread it over the face of the Ribs and let them finish , I do this about 30min. before I serve them, good [​IMG]  I use a rub similar to Scott's .

    Have fun and . . .
  10. ryeguy45

    ryeguy45 Smoke Blower

    i make a good bbq dipping sauce. here is how you make it:


    black pepper

    kosher salt

    light or brown sugar

    onion and garlic powder


    apple cider vinegar

    (not giving any measurements) sorry

    i make a really good rub also (use it on everything i smoke):

    Black pepper 

    Kosher salt

    Granulated onion

    Granulated garlic


    chili powder, red pepper flakes(optional)

    i dont use sauce. if bbq comes out right you dont need sauce but, alot of my friends/family like to use sauce on the bbq.

    i know alot of people are against putting water pans in the smoker but i do. i use a 12 oz bottle of coors mixed with 12 oz of apple juice.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  11. dish

    dish Meat Mopper Group Lead

    I can only copy and paste so fast guys. 
  12. swoodze

    swoodze Fire Starter

    I agree with Dish I can only copy the recipes so fast. slow down a bit lol. they all sound good.

  13. crackerssouth

    crackerssouth Newbie

    Found something already premade, so much so it's become my go to rub for ribs. Straight out of the bottle or just add a bit of brown sugar, has everything that was in my home-made rub.... Club House / Mc Cormick Montreal Steak Spice..... even though it might taste a bit salty, trust me, the salt taste disappears.
  14. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you Foil these are a favorite of my kids...JJ

    Mild Bubba Q Rub  (All Purpose)

    1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

    2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

    1T Kosher Salt

    1T Chili Powder (contains some Cumin and Oregano) Ancho Chile is same without cumin, oregano etc.

    1T Granulated Garlic

    1T Granulated Onion

    1tsp Black Pepper, more if you like

    1/2tsp Grnd Allspice

    For more heat add Cayenne or Chipotle Pwd to taste, start with 1/2tsp and go from there. Makes about 1 Cup

    Apply your desired amount of Rub to the meat, wrap in plastic and rest in the refrigerator over night.or longer. The day of the smoke, pull the meat out, add more Rub and go into your pre-heated Smoker...

    Foiling Juice / Sweet Pulled Pork Finishing Sauce

    Foiling Juice

    For each Rack of Ribs Combine:

    1T Pork Rub, yours

    1/2 Stick Butter

    1/2C Cane Syrup... Dark Corn Syrup...or Honey

    1/4C Apple Cider...or Juice

    1T Molasses


    2T Vinegar, 2T Mustard and 1/4C Ketchup to make it more of a KC Style Glaze.

    Simmer until a syrupy consistency.

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes, pour over foiled Ribs and

    run your 2 hour phase of 3-2-1. For the last phase return

    the ribs to the smoker BUT reserve any Juice remaining

    in the Foil. Simmer the Juice over med/low heat to reduce to a saucy thickness. Glaze the Ribs for presentation or service.

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