Has anyone used maple syrup powder ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by brushbeater, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. brushbeater

    brushbeater Newbie

    I picked up a bag of maple syrup powder and Im thinking about using it with a dry rub. Has anyone used this stuff before or have any good ideas for it?
  2. I am not big on maple but it will work just fine.

    Happy smoken.

  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is it sweet, like actual dehydrated maple syrup? If that's the case I'd think it would be a simple drop in replacement for the sugar component in most rubs. To me it would be a natural for seasoning sausage or bacon as well.
  4. I haven't used maple syrup powder but I have used Cherry Jello powder in my rub. Everyone seems to love it. I am sure you would get the same results with the maple.
  5. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is it maple sugar? If so, you can just substitute it for regular sugar.
  6. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used the Honey powder, made by the same folks, for both pork rub and for smoking almonds. Not a big fan. It has a taste I don't care for. Pricy experiment.

    When I want to add maple flavoring now I just buy the cheap store brand maple syrup and use that as a base then add my rub. We always have the real stuff in the fridge but I only use it at breakfast.
  7. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just checked on the web and basically it's just maple syrup with the water removed. We call it maple sugar.

    Just use it like regular white sugar or brown sugar.
  8. Cool,   I use Honey powder sometimes

  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have the same trouble with maple syrup powder that I have with Honey powder and powdered Worcestershire.

    I live is south Louisiana, the only place I have lived where you can see 100% humidity and it not be raining (and I do mean you can see 100% humidity). I bet you are guessing my problem. I was all excited the first couple of times I used each of the above. 6 months later I had to throw them all out because they were a solid rock in the containers.

    Maple sugar is quite the same as the powdered syrup (I found that you achieve a better end product when also adding maple extract), the honey I used in snack sticks and was good, but real honey was cheaper and I could tell no difference but the price. The powdered Lea & Perins. I was trying to steal someone else's thunder, and I like it alot of grilled beef, so since mine locked up, I just went back to using the Tatonka Dust, it was better than I did anyway.

    I like Totonka Dust, Pop now wants it on the table when ever we have steaks.
  10. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    As others have said you have powdered maple sugar. I have used it in a rub for chicken wings, it works well for short cooks but burns much easier than white or brown sugar so you have to be careful with the length of your cook(my wings take 35-40 minutes). I have used it in a rib rub, after 5 hours of cook time the maple flavor I was expecting was not there. YMMV.
  11. On the powdered honey I use it as an ingrediant in a couple of my rubs, on my ribs I usually use real honey


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