Jeffs rub and sauce recipes....

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by 3montes, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Going to give these a try. When measuring the brown sugar do you pack it down in the measuring cup or just pour it from the bag into the measuring cup untill the desired amount is reached. This could make a huge difference.
     
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I kinda pack it down. If it ends up too sweet, the next time you'll know. [​IMG]
     
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Usually for brown sugar quantities it will specify "packed" if required.
    I'm not sure in this instance. I leave it loose cause I don't like real sweet sauce or rubs.Neither recipe specifies packed.
     
  4. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When in school, I took "home ecnomics" in the 8th grade. We were taught that for brown sugar you always pack it. For the rub, I use turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar.
     
  5. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I pack it... made another double batch this morning before the butt went on... mmm good!
     
  6. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yep...I took home ec too in jr high, but it wasn't to learn how to cook or anything. I was there for 1 reason............the ladies!!!! But I ended up learning some stuff anyways. Never did land me one of them ladies.[​IMG]
     
  7. bbq enthusiast

    bbq enthusiast Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I was told in home ec that you always pack your brown sugar too!
     
  8. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    When I took home ec I didn't learn much of nothing except sex education![​IMG] Then again I can sew up a turkey really good now!

    I wonder why some recipies specify packed and some don't. is it just a some do some don't type of thing?
     
  9. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I also recommend using a metal mesh strainer to work the lumps out. The finer sugar and other ingredients will fall through, leaving the lumps behind. Then take a spoon and mash the lumps into the strainer and they will break down nicely that way.
     
  10. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just got done makin' a batch of Jeffs and a new experimental Busted Luck batch....

    SHHHHH! i'll give it a test run soon on Gramason, Smokeys my Pet, and now Big Tex....

    Let them tell if its any good......or not
     
  11. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I emailed Jeff about this and his response was the brown sugar quanity is unpacked.
     
  12. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tomorrow is like Christmas morning all over again as I'm preparing for my inaugural smoke as both the smoker with a new smoker.

    Am going to use Jeff's rib rub recipe on 2 slabs of ribs. I bought them from Publix and they look to have that lip on top that has been recommended to be trimmed off and smoked as appetizer pieces. Is that necessary? Has anyone ever smoked a slab of ribs without trimming them and if so, are they fine? I'm sure they are but wanted to understand why it was recommended to trim that piece of meat.

    Thanks!
     
  13. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Whenever I smoke spares, I never trim them first. I remove the membrane, apply the rub, and smoke 'em. Come out good to me. And the wife. And the baby.
     
  14. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    When it comes to measuring dry, pack lightly and then take a knife or your finger will do but skim off the top of the measuring cup, you will be close to what you need
     
  15. Awesome recipe!!! Came out great on first try!!! Thanks Jeff !!!
     
  16. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    What is the difference between sea salt and kosher , Boston Butt riding on this
     
  17. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    The lable on the box. I only use kosher salt personally.
     
  18. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    I ran out of kosher and need to know if I can use sea salt instead, otherwise I'll stagger to the store and get kosher
     
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What chris_harper said.
     
  20. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    I don't know what chris harper said about the difference in sea salt and kosher salt[​IMG]
     

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