What is your secret rub ingredient?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by damn yankee, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. I've found a lot of success with cinnamon, takes just the right amount to get them asking or guessing.

    I use a personal rub at Benzinger Bbq & Spirits and
    t goes on everything, but lately I've been leaving it off my ribs and just going straight S&P finishing with vinegar and Rendezvous rub.

    P.
     
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  2. Nutmeg. ...like you said... to keep em guessing.
     
  3. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Ive heard a few times of people using cinnamon in rubs... never tried it personally but it does sound like that something to make everyone go... "hmmmmm...."
     
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    powdered crab boil , nuff said.
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I need to find crab boil.
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fairy dust.
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's available in just about every grocery store, called either Old Bay or Zatarain's.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2013
  8. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Old bay? I have that.
     
  9. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Celery seed or celery salt......... But always love!
     
  10. Curry Powder and/or Sage.

    Just like the cinnamon. I put just enough to get the mind wondering.
     
  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Allspice...But no secret. My recipes are posted all over SMF...JJ
     
  12. smokenado

    smokenado Smoke Blower

    Cinnamon that's interesting that's what goes in skyline chili along with Chocolate. I bounce between a heavy sugar rub which has Brown, Turbinado, and regular rub less all the sugars. My secret ingredient would be Rosemary on occasion .
     
  13. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    I use a bit of Cinnamon in my Chili too, but be careful, it looks a lot like Chili Powder sometimes!  LOL

    I've scraped more Cinnamon than I care to, from my chili, thinking it was chili powder I was adding. 
     
  14. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Cinnamon is no secret, lots of rubs have it as an ingredient. BBQ "purists" tend to poo-poo it's use, especially on ribs.

    My "secret" rub ingredient is 5 spice powder.
     
  15. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    I like to add a bit of dill to some of mine.
     
  16. Cumin
     

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