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will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.
Damascus, VA. Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.
LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014
Nature Boy said:
It is hard to determine the true quality of a rub until it is browned on your food, yet almost every rub that tastes good cooked also tastes good raw. The best rubs taste good raw, cooked, and well browned. But they taste different at every stage. A good quick way to taste rubs cooked is to take a little cube of pork (since you are cooking pork) apply the rub, then brown it in a pan. Not only will you see how the rub tastes with browning, but you will see how it tastes on pork. Perhaps you'd want to use a cube of sirloin chop instead of a tough shoulder, but you'll be able to determine a lot on flavor/saltiness….and whether that rub even is worthy of being on a pork butt that you spend hours and hours on.Good luck!Chris
I shake a little in my hand and taste it straight up. No influences of other flavors that way.