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Turkey rub?

Hey Guys,.,,,,going to try my first turkey next week.....

what Rub do you guys recommend?.....I thought about the "Bad Barons Butt"????
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  • BBBR is way too salty for my taste.  I just slather the skin with butter and roast away, it has always been great.  I'm sure there is a Dizzy rub that will be recommended and will likely be excellent, but I prefer the subtle taste of the meat itself.  Poultry can easily be over powered by too strong rubs. 
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,488
    @mickey has a coffee rub that is great. You can search for the recipe and find it.
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116

    Espresso-Cocoa Rub

    Here's my recipe, sorta like Mickey's with a few more ingredients. We'll being using it on Turkey day.

    1 Tbs. finely ground espresso coffee beans 
    1 Tbs. pure ancho chile powder 
    1 tsp. natural cocoa powder 
    1 tsp. granulated garlic 
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin 
    1/2 tsp. brown sugar 
    1/2 tsp. ground fennel seed 
    1/8 tsp. ground allspice 
    4 tsp. kosher salt 
    2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 

    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,001
    I like olive oil... And then liberal amounts of kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic salt
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,443
    Coffee Rub         (turkey, chicken, beef & pork)

    Equal part: Instant Expresso Ground coffee

    Equal part: Brown Sugar

    ½ part: Black Pepper

    ½ part: Kosher Salt

    ½ part: Garlic Powder

    ¾ part: Ancho Chili Powder


    Don't worry on exact, just close on measurement. I used to use turbinado sugar but we like with brown better. This is pulled from  MollyShark, Hungry Man, & Richard In Fl then tweaked. I find the ancho chili powder is far less expensive in the bulk spice area than the bottled area ( have used both light or dark version). I make it starting with a half cup  Instant Expresso Ground coffee  and work from there as it seems to store well if sealed. 
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • Mickeys coffe rub tastes the best and it gives poultry an amazing color. Just do it.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,156
    I think I'm just going with butter, kosher salt, and pepper this year. No rubs.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • hummmm. is the Coffee rub spice?

    leaning towards the Olive oil, salt , pepper, and garlic??


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 12,819
    Antifreeze... Great taste and glows in the dark.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ok...I am a Green egg what to be......I have jsut a bullet smoker

    you think I can get 2 turkeys on a bullet?
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  • I've never tried coffee in any rub and am curious about the taste.  Does it just add color or does it actually impart a taste. 
    Fayetteville, Ga
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,951
    henapple said:

    Antifreeze... Great taste and glows in the dark.

    Do you always poop with the lights off? Don't be ashamed, there's books for that.
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  • BobsBGE said:

    I've never tried coffee in any rub and am curious about the taste.  Does it just add color or does it actually impart a taste. 

    Lots of taste but not like coffee. I experienced the same trepidation prior to trying it. It's nothing like you think.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,388
    bells seasoning mixed with duck fat, frozen and shaved into slivers pushed up under the skin, then bells on top with room temp butter.

    Recipe: Bell's Seasoning Copycat

    ©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
    Prep time: 5 min | Yield: About 1/2 cup

    Ingredients
    • 4-1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 3-3/4 teaspoon dried sage
    • 3-1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
    • 3 teaspoon dried marjoram
    • 2-3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    Instructions

    Mix together and grind to fine powder using a coffee or spice grinder.

    Bell's seasoning is great as a seasoning for meats and is excellent in meatloaf and burgers also, so you'll find lots of uses for this blend.

    Makes about 1/2 cup

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,116
    I've never tried coffee in any rub and am curious about the taste.  Does it just add color or does it actually impart a taste. 
    Lots of taste but not like coffee. I experienced the same trepidation prior to trying it. It's nothing like you think.
    I agree with Travis, do a test run, make a small batch and try on some chicken parts, steaks or pork chops. Whether you make mine or Mickey's, I think you'll enjoy the flavor.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 826
    I'm a huge fan of Mickey's coffee rub. But for poultry, I use Meathead's Simon and Garfunkel, I don't bother with the dried parsley. The key is to soak this in oil for a half hour of so before rubbing. 
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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