What's the Perfect Rub Shaker Hole Size

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kfons, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. I'm going to drill some holes in a spare lid or tow for my ball jar rub storage and shakers.  In my short time here I have learned there are lots of great opinions on the best way to do things. So, my questions are:

    What is the perfect size hole for a rub shaker lid?  

    - And -

    Is there a ideal hole pattern?

    I'm sure you guys have the answer!
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like "coarse grind" black pepper.....   a lot....   I drill 1/8" holes in the top so it doesn't take 5 minutes to pepper stuff, or I take the lid off.....  

    Drill the holes larger than the biggest grind of spice you use, or the holes will plug....   Dave
  3. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Dave about going big to avoid clogging.I use those shakers you'd find at a pizza joint that has the parmagian cheese and pepper flakes. Not sure what that diameter is, but might be a good template guide for what you're trying to do.
  4. the size of the hole will depend on the rub.

  5. donr

    donr Smoking Fanatic

    I use an empty dried minced onion shaker, big holes.  I store in a mason jar though.
  6. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    My wife works in a commercial kitchen and she gets me those big spice containers with the built in shaker top...perfect for dry rub..

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