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Rib recipe

Joined Jun 13, 2021
Hey all, new the the forum. Just got a smoker and picked up some St. Louis style ribs to try it out. Thot I’d ask how to find an awesome dry rub recipe??


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welcome to smf,, lots of great recipes on here you can try using the search bar for rib rubs


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Welcome. I bought Jeff’s rib recipe and love it. If you before I used his recipe I would just use brown sugar, and a little salt and pepper on ribs and worked well and was super easy.


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Welcome to SMF.

This is one of chef jimmyj chef jimmyj rub recipes.
It's great on pork and chicken. Plus, it's fully tweakable to your liking.

Mild Bubba Q Rub (All Purpose, Kid Friendly)

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
2tsp 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


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Welcome to SMF!
There are a ton of rib rub recipes on here.
I would start out with something simple, then you can add to that.
Lately I have just been putting a bit of salt & cracked black pepper on my ribs.
Then while they smoke I mop with a combo of Apple cider vinegar, bbq sauce, & brown sugar about every 45 minutes.


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this is one i use lots, Memphis style. 1/4cup paprika, 1 tbsp brownsugar, 1 tbsp white sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon each of celery salt, black pepper, cayenne, dry mustard, garlic powder, onion powder. i usually put rub on day before and let sit over night in fridge. sometime i use this if i want something different, porketta style. 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 fennel seed, 2 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 cup dill weed.


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Welcome from Indiana!
I've been using this for around 3 years for Pork and Chicken. I keep thinking about trying something different but keep using it.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika (Hungarian preferably)
2 tb kosher salt
2 tb course black pepper
2 tb garlic powder
2 tb onion powder
1/2 tb cayenne (bump it up if you like heat)

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