If you ask the BBQ experts rubs and mop sauces are key to every Championship BBQ team. They have distinct purposes in the smoking process to make the meat taste moist and delicious.
- Rub that meat
The bbq rub is a must have ingredient for the bbq or smoking process. There are two key concepts to keep in mind when creating you own rub. The proportion of salt should be great enough to trigger osmosis and begin to draw the moisture from the surface of the meat, and the amount of sugar should not be excessive because it will caramelize and burn during smoking and leave the meat with a bitter taste. Dry rubs are used to coat the meat and adds a flavorful crust to the meat.
Below are rub bases that you can create a variation of to create your own dry rub.
InsaneChicken’s BBQ Rub
3 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
1/2 tablespoon dry rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon dry sage In a large bowl, mix salt. crushed red pepper, dry rosemary, chopped garlic, cayenne pepper, dry sage and paprika