How to mellow a rub.

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How to mellow a rub.

Postby rus_bro » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:10 pm

So I did a test cook this weekend on chicken and am using a new rub, as I have come to hate all of my previous. I like the flavor but I think it's a bit too spicy for what I'm looking for. I don't have time to start looking for others at the moment as I'm coming this weekend.

The question:. What would be the best way to mellow the sounds of a rub? I'm thinking cutting it with the basics (s/p garlic, brown sugar).

Thoughts?

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Re: How to mellow a rub.

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:30 pm

I use turbinado or white sugar. If you are doing this for competition the best advice I can give you is remember you are not the one that has to like it. Now days mild rubs may not stand out in the world of sweet heat.
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Re: How to mellow a rub.

Postby Papa Tom » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:25 pm

Use less......you may need to add salt to the chicken separately.

Alternately add mustard powder but it will change the bark while changing flavor very little if any after cooking.
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Re: How to mellow a rub.

Postby rus_bro » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Thanks Kam. I enjoy spicy but it really almost had me sweating and I find hid allot of the flavor. I am thinking of going with a completely different rub.

I think I need to get to a comp to do some judging. I am just not sure how hot they are going out there.

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Re: How to mellow a rub.

Postby allenayres » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:40 pm

I'm not sure if they have enough judges or not, but KAM is head-judging a competition in Port Neches this weekend.

http://ibcabbq.org/contest-details/?eid=2018-372

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