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Witchy Red alternative?

emmageeemmagee Posts: 48
edited 5:58PM in EggHead Forum
After joining and pouring over the forum the past couple of days I kept hearing about a great rub called Witchy Red, I figured I had to try some. I contacted Ken only to discover he is no longer making any rubs.

Since he has been out of the rub business for several months I thought someone may have discovered a similar product. Any ideas?

Comments

  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    Have you tried any of the dizzy pig products yet?
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    Good stuff
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    Ken Stone (Blue Smoke) made some fine products and I for one was particularly fond of his Witchy Red. It was a delicious rub with a unique ingredient being a black sesame seed. Witchy Red made any kind of pork dish stand up and scream! I too was sad when Ken folded his tent nearly one year ago - not recently. While I love the Dizzy Pig rubs and wholeheartedly also recommend them, Witchy Red met an untimely demise IMO.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • emmageeemmagee Posts: 48
    Thanks, John.

    I haven't tried any yet, but I ordered some cow lick and shakin' the tree last night. I'm sure I'll like it, I always used a pretty generic rub I've been making for year and am looking forward to trying some new things. I was really wanting to try the Witchy Red or similar (identical?) product as well.
  • emmageeemmagee Posts: 48
    Thanks, John.

    I haven't tried any yet, but I ordered some cow lick and shakin' the tree last night. I'm sure I'll like it, I always used a pretty generic rub I've been making for year and am looking forward to trying some new things. I was really wanting to try the Witchy Red or similar (identical?) product as well.
  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    Never got to try any of his stuff, wonder if the recipe will ever be released?
  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    I never had anything but store bought then tried my own blend for a little while too. I think you will be very pleased with the dp stuff.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    excuse me? the recipe ever be released? :laugh: That rub recipe concoction is a secret of Ken's that I'm sure has a definite monetary value. I bet he might sell it, but give it away?...I doubt it.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    I guess we can just hope for it to be commercially produced again :S
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    yeah, I guess so...you want to contact Ken and ask him his price?
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • I liked Witchy Red too, didn't realize he had packed it in.
    I still have a jar of Moon Shadows that I'm digging on chicken, wonder if I have any others tucked away in that cabinet...?
  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Below is the formulation for BlueSmoke’s Witchy Red. All values are in ounces (weight). You will notice that some of the ingredients are unusual, and only available from a spice merchant such as Penzey’s or Rocky Mountain Spice. One of the unique elements of Witchy Red is its ability to change the color of the food while enhancing its taste. I post the formulation here in hopes that those who sincerely want Witchy Red will be able to create it. I ask only that if you make a batch, you credit me with the formulation.

    BlueSmoke

    Beet Powder 5.50
    Black Pepper 5.50
    Cayenne 1.50
    Charnuska 5.00
    Chile, Chimayo 1.50
    Citric Acid 5.50
    Ginger Powder 2.00
    Honey Powder 5.50
    Lemon Peel 2.00
    Paprika 5.00
    Salt 11.00
    Sesame Seed, Black 5.50
    Sugar, Turbinado 3.50
    Tomato Powder 6.50
    Wasabi Powder 1.00
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    amazing...
    very generous of you.

    thank you
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Wow.

    I hope you and yours is doing fine. Glad I got to meet you a couple years ago. WR is one fine rub. Now I have some things to look for next time I hit Penzey's!

    H
  • egginatoregginator Posts: 568
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  • egginatoregginator Posts: 568
    Wow, I've never tried it, but this is very cool of you. I'll start assembling some ingredients.

    Ed
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    Thank you!
    Thank You!!
    THANK YOU!!!

    I love that rub, Ken!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    Ken, Again I thank you for sharing. When my Witchy Red supply started to dwindle I first cut out using it on ribs since that used a bunch more, then I quit using it on chicken pieces, and then one of my very favorites was on pork patties and it was the next to go. So finally I sparingly used it on ABT's such as these raw ones. And even captured any that fell through on to wax paper so none was wasted!
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    You can bet money that I'm ordering ingredients from Penzey's this morning!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • emmageeemmagee Posts: 48
    Ken was kind enough to send me the recipe when I asked him about it, I did not report that here as I did not know if he would have wanted that known. I'm glad to see he has shared it with the unwashed masses we we can make it up on our own.

    Many thanks to Ken for his kindness and generosity.
  • emmageeemmagee Posts: 48
    Ken was kind enough to send me the recipe when I asked him about it, I did not report that here as I did not know if he would have wanted that known. I'm glad to see he has shared it with the unwashed masses we we can make it up on our own.

    Many thanks to Ken for his kindness and generosity.
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