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Need a brisket rub

TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 87
edited 10:35PM in EggHead Forum
Gonna try brisket number two this weekend. I need to make a dry rub for my brisket. No time to order and no local places to buy a rub, I need to mix up my own.

Any suggestions?


  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,768
    Here's a simple one

    •1/3 cup brown sugar
    •1/3 cup salt (coarse salt works best)
    •1/3 cup paprika
    •1/3 cup chili powder (choose a hot or mild powder depending on your tastes)
    •1/3 cup ground black pepper
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,971
    Here is one, if you need a few more send me an email addy thru the forum.

    Rub, Beef, Brisket, Texas Style, Belly

    1 Tbs salt
    1 Tbs black pepper
    1 Tbs red pepper -- ground, (heat to your liking)
    1 Tbs garlic power
    1 Tbs onion power
    1 Tbs sugar -- (white or brown)
    1 Tbs paprika

    1 Mix ingredients and rub into meat well and let the meat sit until it is dry.
    2 Put the meat into your smoker at 220F. Mop after it has cooked for about two hours and then every 1/2 hour.

    Recipe Type

    Recipe Source
    Author: Billy Maynard

    Source: Primo, Chef Arnoldi, 2006/07/31
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,400

    simple is as simple does......equal parts granulated garlic, kosher salt, coarse black pepper. you'll be surprised how well it melds with beef

    t ACGP, Inc.
  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    This is Elder Ward's rub. It's my standard on just about every brisket I've done.

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,239
    I've always heard that its a good idea to stay away from sugar, either brown or white, if you are doing a slo and low. And if you do use anything, use Sugar in the Raw or a turbinado. Am I wrong about this? I thought the sugar would end up burning.

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  • TheLazyCTheLazyC Posts: 87
    Glad you mentioned that. That is why I asked. I have a rub I have been using on chicken and pork for a long time that has both brown and cane sugar. Then someone mentioned not for low and slow.

    A friend gave me a container of homemade rub but would not give me the ingrediants (he is a competition cooker)but he did say it did not contain sugar when I was trying to guess the ingrediants.

    Here is what I have been using:

    4 - Salt
    4 - Sugar
    4 - Brown Sugar
    4 - Cumin
    4 - Garlic Powder
    4 - Chili Powder
    4 - Black Pepper
    4 - Cajun Season
    2 - Ground Red Pepper
    8 - Paprika
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,990
    i dump white sugar and spread it out on the brisket and let it sit for a while in the fridge wrapped. then take it out and wipe anything off that didnt dissolve and on goes a pepper rubb ( i use an off the shelf lysanders spicey bourbon rub, seems to be mostly pepper) never had a burning problem with a low and slow. i dont measure the sugar, i literally just dump it on from the bag :laugh:
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,400
    I try not to grill with rubs or sauces heavy with white or brown sugar. From my experiences, cooking temps north of 325 degrees, the sugar (bbq sauces) burns.

    Turbinado sugar can go higher on temps, so I keep a box of Sugar in the Raw in the pantry.

    I don't have a problem Qing with sugar as the cooking and food temps are generally below the 300 degree mark. t ACGP, Inc.
  • CrueznCruezn Posts: 317
    I use the turbinado sugar, but at the temps you are cooking your brisket at 250ish, you aren't going to burn any sugars.
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