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Do we over thing rubs sometime?

This last weekend, I didn't have any rub made up or store bought. So I just seasoned my baby backs with a a little lawrey's, pepper, pepprika, anda touch of garlic and onion powder. Just sprinkled it on. Didn't use any sugar. After 4 hours, i brushed them with a little honey then sauced them about 15 min at the end. They were the most beautiful mahogany color and the taste was just perfect.. I am always looking for the perfect rub but in reality keeping it simple is what yielded the best ribs to date. Cooked them low unfoiled like I always do 250 ish.
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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 195
    I agree. Sometimes I get the same impression too.
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,610
    +1. Variety is the spice of life. I'm always trying to do things in a different way.
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,333
    what you used are the basics for most store bought rubs.....first thing I do when I pick up a bottle of rub or sauce is read the ingredients....quick way to see what's shaking in the bottle.......lol

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Sometimes i think it is just the amount of rub that we use, and not the rub itself!  I have had ribs where the rub is "overpowering" and just cut back the amount and it comes out perfect? 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,148
    Basics, you used the basics. The honey as part of the glaze and finish helps with the texture and color. Home made rubs are a staple in my house, we use quality ingredients. Usually from Penzey's. Keep the spice/herbs fresh. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,561
    Basics, you used the basics. The honey as part of the glaze and finish helps with the texture and color. Home made rubs are a staple in my house, we use quality ingredients. Usually from Penzey's. Keep the spice/herbs fresh. 
    Penzeys....shipping to Canada from there is crazy,actually costs more than the spices do.You must pick yours up do you Skiddy???
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,064
    My fav rub on meat is super simple - salt, cayenne, cumin. Once in a while I just put that on meat and it tastes so good. Its fantastic on pork and beef.

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,148
    Basics, you used the basics. The honey as part of the glaze and finish helps with the texture and color. Home made rubs are a staple in my house, we use quality ingredients. Usually from Penzey's. Keep the spice/herbs fresh. 
    Penzeys....shipping to Canada from there is crazy,actually costs more than the spices do.You must pick yours up do you Skiddy???
    Jamie - Yeah, I have 'em shipped to a US address. Over $30 ships free within the US. If you see some you like let me know, next order I'll include it and then mail to you. With Canada Post. it's the same cost wether across the street or across the country. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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