Rubs or not.

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the dane
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Rubs or not.

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After doing the beef ribs with a rub on the Akorn, what happens if there was no rub? I find most rubs go black (think its the sugar). I also struggle to taste any thing injected into meats. Is it all hype or is there a reason? Not hard to put a sauce on when cooked etc

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Hi Dane,
Rubs serve a few purposes, it dresses up the meat somewhat, provides some spice flavour although much of the flavour diminishes after a long time in heat.
The darkness might have something to do with sugar but i feel its more to do with the smoke reaction than burning of sugar.
A rub provides good bark....most important :P
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I,m starting to use rubs more for the Bark only.
Mind you there are rubs and Rubs , I keep away from over salty to over sweet.
Rubs should complement rather than overpower
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Titch, have you ever tried the Mad Hunky range of rubs from RichT?

I've used mostly the Mad Hunky (no salt) version of his rub and find it very satisfactory.

My wife is very salt sensitive especially when it comes to the American type rubs and recipes, we're also not that keen on the American obsession with Cumin, we actually don't like it much at all, but with Rich's Mad Hunky, We both find it to be one of the most well balanced American rubs around and it lasts for yonks in it's well sealed pouch pack. A little bit goes a long way.

I buy the no salt version so I can add the desired salt myself although I felt that even his salted version is not that salty as some of them are.

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Only for my taste, simple is better. Salt and pepper. Maybe a dash of Garlic. (SPG). Injected a few meats, found not much flavour came through at all. Add a great jus or glaze when done.


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Stevo1 wrote: Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:02 pm Only for my taste, simple is better. Salt and pepper. Maybe a dash of Garlic. (SPG). Injected a few meats, found not much flavour came through at all. Add a great jus or glaze when done.


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Yep Stevo1, sometimes simple is better but a good balanced rub will give you a nice crust with a hint of spice. welcome to the forum...great first post :)

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Davo wrote:Titch, have you ever tried the Mad Hunky range of rubs from RichT?

I've used mostly the Mad Hunky (no salt) version of his rub and find it very satisfactory.

My wife is very salt sensitive especially when it comes to the American type rubs and recipes, we're also not that keen on the American obsession with Cumin, we actually don't like it much at all, but with Rich's Mad Hunky, We both find it to be one of the most well balanced American rubs around and it lasts for yonks in it's well sealed pouch pack. A little bit goes a long way.

I buy the no salt version so I can add the desired salt myself although I felt that even his salted version is not that salty as some of them are.

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Brought mad hunky years ago from the central markets adelaide. Loved it. Really should go back for more

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I think that any Yoder retailer will have some stock of Mad Hunky.
Its got a great balance of all ingredients and no spice overpowers another.
If you can't find any in your local area, give BBQ AROMA a call.
www.bbqaroma.com.au

He has some other great rubs that i was checking out in his store recently. He imports the rubs himself.

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Rubs and injection has their place in seasoning and preparing your food.

The key is not to use too much and everything ends up tasting the same.

Also use fresh spices and herbs helps.

Don't forget that no seasoning and getting your food fresh is also an excellent way to savour the tastes of your food.
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never tried MadHunky ,but I do use Oakridge Santa Marie seasoning.
The Braii seasoning from Aldi is pretty fine as well
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