Tip when making up Rubs

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by tatonka3a2, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. tatonka3a2

    tatonka3a2 Meat Mopper

    I was in the kitchen tonight making up yet another batch of Jeff's rub recipe (I swear the stuff just disappears!!) and I was breaking down the brown sugar with a fork so that it wouldn't lump up when it dawned on me .... why not try using a pastry blender instead. It worked great and much quicker!! I suppose a lot of people already do this, but I figured I would post it just in case somebody out there hasn't figured it out like me.
     
  2. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry honey, dumb Montana boy here, what is a pastry blender? [​IMG] Terry
     
  3. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    When you buy Jeff's rub, does it include a copy of the recipe so you can make some more?
    I am wanting to try some different rubs but $18 is a little steep for me. But if it included a recipe for refills then I would have to get some.
     
  4. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You don't buy the rub or sauce...you buy the recipes for them. And if you want my advice...GET THEM! Great stuff!

    Cheers!
     
  5. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A pastry blender is a device with a straight tubular handle which has a number of closely spaced wires mounted on it in the shape of a half circle.

    It assists the fine blending of ingredients.

    If you have never seen one just visit the gadget section of a well stocked supermarket. Great tool!

    I even use one to scrape the fat from hides I want to tan. Makes a great first run on them!

    Cheers!
     
  6. ihsfab

    ihsfab Fire Starter

    Don't worry Terry I had to look up what a pastry blender was too[​IMG]
     
  7. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I useally dry out a bag and run through a blender or food prosser.
     
  8. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it's a ziploc bag & a meat mallet for us po' folk[​IMG]
     
  9. mkatts

    mkatts Smoke Blower

    i use a potatoe masher, but a pastry blender would be better.
     
  10. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Don't feel bad Terry I never heard of it either. I use my fist and a ziplock bag to break up chunks! Sometimes a rolling pin.
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I use a spice grinder because I'm usually grinding seeds into powder at the sametime. I find that grinding just what I need in seed form gives me a more fresh tasting rub. I also keep a stale slice of bread on top od my brown sugar and it really keeps the lumps down to a minimun.
     
  12. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    All the ingredients and a couple of pulses on the food processor. Done and so fine that it coats nice and evenly.

    Oh and second on buying the recipe. I have only made the rub so far. But if the sauce is half as good, then it will knock your socks off. I put some on chicken and on some burgers I grilled. Amazing blend.
     
  13. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks, I was startin to feel lonely!!
    Well, since I's rich, I'm gonna use a gunny sack and 12#maul
    Thanks Debi, when your as damn purty as me, you just can't feel bad!!
     
  14. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lordy, did he say "purty"? [​IMG]

    Hey, tell me about that spice grinder. I've been lookin' for one.
     
  15. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yeh, I said Purty, in Montana, the women are pretty, and us REALLY good lookin guys, are, "purty" and if ya don't believe it, just ask me and I'll tell ya! [​IMG] Terry
     
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What I use for a spice grinder is an electric coffee bean grinder, once you use it for spices don't even think about using it for coffee beans. You can pulse it like a food processor but it's much smaller with less parts. To cleanup, wipe it with a dry paper towel, grind some small pieces of fresh bread (that will absorb the dry powder) , and then grind a little table salt. It comes out looking shinny & new. I've been using one for over 5 years now without any problems.
     
  17. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, I've got a small cheapo coffee grinder I use as a spice grinder, cost $8 on sale 3 years ago and does a fine job. I have a larger burr grinder I use for coffee beans and nothing else.
    The spices are so much better fresh ground.
     

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