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RUB TESTING FAST

Post by kswinburn » July 9th, 2014, 2:34 pm

Does anyone have a good way to quickly test rubs? It seams when i make them they go one way or another. I've been thinking about getting country ribs and spicing up each one individually. seems like a lot of waste tho. love to hear some thoughts. Could be a dumb question too LOL.



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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Puff » July 9th, 2014, 5:04 pm

Doesn't sound like a dumb question. My recent 4 cooking events gave me the same thoughts. I've mixed up two types! both result were available 6 hours later....too late. They were good though.

And raw rub is a rough test.


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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » July 9th, 2014, 6:14 pm

Gizmo is the rub testing guru. Hopefully he will respond soon.


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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Gizmo » July 9th, 2014, 6:52 pm

Rubs change when you put them on meat and cook them.
AH! THERE's THE RUB (sorry - I had to say that)

I've had the best luck using country style ribs in little foil pans.
You can even cut the larger ones in half to check 2 different rubs if you like.
If you're working on a beef rub then I like chuck-eyes cut into 1 inch square by 3 or 4 inch long pieces.
You'll have very little waste this way if one happens to be inedible (hopefully you own a dog)

The drip pans I like are 50 cents each - Weber drip pans - maybe 5 by 7 inches roughly (I'm out or I'd measure one for you) 1 piece of meat per pan is the safest way otherwise you risk cross mixing of flavors.

Wash the pan off first then write the name of the rub on the side (outside) of the drip pan with a permanent marker like a Sharpie (unless Frank left the lid off of it again) and it will still be legible after it's cooked.

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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Frank_Cox » July 9th, 2014, 8:02 pm

Hahaha!!
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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Pete Mazz » July 10th, 2014, 5:41 am

Good idea there, Gizmo!!

It got me wondering if it could work like anything I make with ground meat. I spice a little up and make a meatball, throw it in the microwave for a minute or two and then taste test. Always seems to need more garlic!


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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by Gizmo » July 10th, 2014, 5:57 am

You cannot put too much garlic in anything - FACT! :D


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Re: RUB TESTING FAST

Post by kswinburn » July 10th, 2014, 8:26 am

Thanks Gizmo! That sound like a good Sunday LOL :beer:



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Post by Rodcrafter » July 10th, 2014, 10:40 am

:beer: :beer:


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