Lumpy brown sugar

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bishgeo, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Having hard time making rub due to lumpy brown sugar have to put it in blender. Any suggestions.
  2. Howdy bishgeo,

    Spread your brown sugar out on a baking sheet and place it into a slow oven. ( lowest setting on temp. 170 or so)  Stir it around about every ten minutes or so til good and dry. It has collected moisture from the air, this helps dry it out again so it will not gum up your rub or your blender. Place rub into an air tight container or bag suck it, if you have a vacuum sealer. 
  3. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

    Mrs. Retread stores brown sugar with a piece of bread inside the bag.  I don't really know how it works, but it surely does.
  4. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Yea it's straight from the store damp. Tried flour sifter won't go thru. Could be good excuse to put it and paprika in smoker.
  5. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep.  Works.  That's what we do. 
  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If it isn't rock hard, try forcing it through a coarse sieve. That's what I do when I use it for baking something.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Marshmallows work also.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A tightly sealed plastic bag kept in a sealed container works for me.

    If that fails, I add a piece of bread.

    Good luck and good smoking.
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    We do that also, it keeps the Brown Sugar in great shape.  Over the life of a bag, you may have to change the bread once or twice though.
  10. dscherry

    dscherry Newbie

    I've had good luck putting lumpy or hard brown sugar in the microwave for 20 sec. at a time, until it softens enough to crumble it into a measuring cup.  

    At that point, I put the measured sugar in a coffee grinder (can only do a half cup at a time) and pulse it to break the crystals into powder.  Don't grind it continuously, or the heat will make the sugar gummy.  Once I've got a powder, I make my rub as usual.  

    BONUS:  The finished left over rub doesn't get lumpy, and it's much easier to sprinkle the rub on meat.
  11. bishgeo

    bishgeo Smoking Fanatic

    Found a flour sifter today that has like a beater bar in it that rotates Gona try that and see how it does.
  12. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    One other thing, if you get some crumbles that won't go through, you can save them for a sugar crumb topping on muffins or a pie, etc.

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