Screwed Up My Rub

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Screwed Up My Rub

Post by Pete Mazz » May 20th, 2020, 3:51 am

I have been mixing up a basic rub for a while and was running low. No problem, badda boom badda bing new batch. Made some ribs and pork belly burnt ends. Holy crap they were too salty. Couldn't figure why until I retraced my steps and remembered I used regular table salt instead of coarse kosher salt. They differ quite a bit if you're measuring by volume (which I did). Had to double the other spices and remix to get it back where it should be. Oy!


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Re: Screwed Up My Rub

Post by towtruck » May 20th, 2020, 9:52 am

Salt is a killer if you have too much. I ate some store bought fried chicken yesterday that tasted like they fried it in a pan make of salt....



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Post by dacolson » May 20th, 2020, 9:55 am

Agreed. I forgot so soak my salmon in a fresh water bath after a 18 hour 50/50 pink salt/maple sugar dry brine. Inedible. Looked so pretty though


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Re: Screwed Up My Rub

Post by Dirtytires » May 20th, 2020, 11:00 am

Bummer on the salt....glad you were able to salvage it.

I read a theory a few years ago where a guy recommended a set of runs with no salt in them. I’ve been doing it for 2-3 years now and it’s really working well for me. I mix up my own rubs and have one for pork, poultry and beef...no salt in any of them....and store them in mason jars. The theory was that cuts like a pork shoulder need more salt than a thin rack of ribs and a turkey more than a game hen so by applying the kosher salt separately you can control better how much you use and be independent of the spices in the rub.

I find this helpful in the kitchen as well as I can use the poultry rub in vegetables, soups and scrambled eggs and the beef rub on hamburgers and such and never have to worry about over salting my dishes.

It takes a little planning to keep all the separate spices in stock but I never buy commercial rubs anymore.



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Post by dacolson » May 20th, 2020, 11:03 am

Damnit. Another hobby to add to the list. Rub-mixer.


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Post by ajfoxy » May 21st, 2020, 1:20 am

Damnit. Another hobby to add to the list. Rub-mixer.
Jeeze, that could go in any direction... =))


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Re: Screwed Up My Rub

Post by dacolson » May 21st, 2020, 7:27 am

ajfoxy wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 1:20 am
Damnit. Another hobby to add to the list. Rub-mixer.
Jeeze, that could go in any direction... =))
I figured that would get a response. ;)


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Re: Screwed Up My Rub

Post by Pete Mazz » May 22nd, 2020, 3:51 am

dacolson wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 7:27 am
ajfoxy wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 1:20 am
Damnit. Another hobby to add to the list. Rub-mixer.
Jeeze, that could go in any direction... =))
I figured that would get a response. ;)
What? You don't rub your meat??? :bigfoot:


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Re: Screwed Up My Rub

Post by dacolson » May 22nd, 2020, 7:37 am

If you don't, you should. It's nature. Just don't rub your eyes after. You could go blind. :D


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