Going shopping

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  1. paulfalco12

    paulfalco12 Newbie

    Hey guys, newbie here, looking to smoke alot this summer. I'm looking to go out and get the essential spices so i dont have to keep making trips to the supermarket. Any suggestions on spices and other things I should stock up on. Mostly gonna smoke ribs, brisket, and butts.
  2. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    Well i would get salt(kosher and regular) and black pepper, onion powder, Garlic powder, some form of paprika (hot , sweet, smoked). I would also look at a few recipes you are going to use and see what you need on those lists. A lot of rubs use things like chilli powder, cumin, sugar (brown/white/turbindao), coriander, mustard.

    If you don't have any recipes to start with and you want to start with something you can buy a couple recipe's off Jeff here on the Forums (proceeds help the forums) and modify till you get the rub you like to use.

    Hope this helps,

    phatbac (Aaron) 
  3. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good advice by Phatback. I would add this. Buy FRESH spices especially if you are buying in bulk. You are not going to find fresh spices in your local supermarket most likely. If you have a spice store in your area go there. Don't buy more than you are going to use in a 60 day period. Spices don't stay fresh for very long and will lose their flavor. Store in glass containers in a cool dark place is recommended.

    I don't have a spice store in my area so I purchase all mine online at the Spice Store.com,

    Fresh spices make a significant difference in your rubs and the end result of your bbq.

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