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John Henry Sugar Maple Rub...

TheDirtyBurgerTheDirtyBurger Posts: 846
edited 7:42PM in EggHead Forum
Holy crap is this stuff spicy!

I fired up the large last night to trex up some NY strippers and planned to cook some chicken breasts during the steaks' rest period.

I had mostly small pieces of lump in there that I will transfer from the large during the cleaning. So needless to say I could not get the damn thing over 300. SO after various attempts and many beers, I gave up and threw the chicken breasts on the small at 300 and fired up the large for the steaks.

I did not care when the chicken got done because it was for salads throughout the week. While cooking the chicken I threw some pistachio shells on the coals and got a nice little smoke. I will try it again next time and do it right.

Well needless to say the steaks were great and the chicken finally got done and was good. BUT holy crap did it have a kick :woohoo:
I did put a decent amount on so I guess that could be why, but when I had it before I do not remember it being that spicy. Good but man was I burning. Luckily I had more beers handy to cool it down :evil:

Sorry no pics (I guess it didn't happen right) but I was drinking, reading, and listening to mp3 player/phone/camera.


  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,635
    That is a great rub.
    Nice tip on the shells.
    Love pistachios so could always have shells.
    I have done pecan but pistachio never crossed my mind.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I have been thinking about trying some John Henry rub. I think I know where to get it. I have had small lump like what you are describing in my large egg and like you it seemed difficult for my egg to reach higher temps until I used my wiggle rod and injected or forced air into the bottom. Now then! :woohoo:

    Well today is hump day so, the rest is down hill. Have a good one. Timbo! ;)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi EL Dirty

    I once had a jar of it but it was way to hot for my tastes. I sent it back to where I thought it came from. :evil:

    The maple flavor was good, just to much heat.


  • I talked with John Henry last week and discussed rubs. He said that his Maple Rub was originally designed for Salmon! Who knew! We like it on Chicken too.

    Those old ash pieces never work that great do they...I mix them together with fresh lump so they don't get wasted.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,753
    By the name, I would not expect it to be so fiery. Not for my palate, so thanks for the tip..
  • TheDirtyBurger wrote:
    after various attempts and many beers
    Luckily I had more beers handy to cool it down :evil:

    As long as you don't run out of that secret ingredient, you should be able to handle anything! ;)
  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    Just goes to man's poison is another's nectar! Of course, I'm the moron who puts habanero salsa on his breakfast taco every morning! :woohoo:
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