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Dry Rub Question

MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

I made my on dry rub for my ribs.  I figured if i was going to put 6hrs into smoking them i could go the extra mile and make my own rub.  It was pretty good, but was missing something.  I used all your standard dry rub ingredient.  Does anyone have any odd ball ingredients they add to there rub that makes is special?


  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    What did you use,specifically.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    i used the following

    Brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    cumin is always good
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273


    Just kidding  Cen-Tex

    Cookin in Texas
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Ground mustard, ground coriander....
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    Toasted coriander, cumin and mustard seeds. Coarsly ground or pounded with a mortar and pestle


    Caledon, ON


  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    Coffee is another option, as well as ground sage, for something a little different.  It's really about proportion and balance with each ingredient.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    I've used the above with the addition of cumin, white pepper and dry mustard.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • 99- why do you mock me?

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,582
    Add to the above, some thyme and/or oregano and/or savory and/or rosemary.

    My favorite "oddvball" is ginger. Like a little cinnamon and allspice too.
  • Cinnamon and Dill
  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 248

    Maple flakes ground into a powder.

    I also bake my brown sugar in the oven at 225 for an hour before mixing the rub, may just be psychological, but I think it improves the flavor. Makes the house smell good too.

    Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • tyenic1tyenic1 Posts: 149
    Chinese 5-Spice
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