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Shelf life of rub

Post by T&ERun » November 9th, 2014, 11:16 pm

Hey guys. What is your guys' experience with the shelf life of your rub? Long story short, I made up a batch of rub about 3 weeks ago and smoked some ribs and they were GREAT. I had some rub left over. I smoked two racks of babies again yesterday with that same rub. Tenderness was almost spot on, but ZERO flavor. Could the rub have went bad that quick? The rub contains: brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, salt, cumin, and a few other spices. Thoughts?



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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by El Gato » November 10th, 2014, 12:59 am

shouldnt go bad that quick, unless you stored it wrong.
Best way is a air tight container, dark place to store it, also, no ziplock bags, it store better in glass jars.
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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by Pete Mazz » November 10th, 2014, 5:31 am

I guess it's possible the brown sugar sucked some of the flavor out of the other seasonings but the overall flavor should've still been there. I switched to turbinado (raw) sugar as it's easier to deal with, doesn't clump or dissolve as easy.


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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by T&ERun » November 10th, 2014, 8:05 am

Thanks guys. Yes, I was using zip locks. I had it double bagged. Lesson learned. Usually I make just enough rub for what I'm making that day.



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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by Puff » November 10th, 2014, 11:55 am

Ive have also read that you can keep it in the freezer which is what I have done in a tight plastic jar. I used it about 4 weeks later and it was as loose as it was when stored and flavor was no different


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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by Tom_Heath » December 9th, 2014, 12:26 am

Freezer sounds like a great idea.....never thought of that.


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Re: Shelf life of rub

Post by Frank_Cox » December 9th, 2014, 8:42 am

We've also used foodsaver bags and sucked most of the air out. Don't remove all the air because it turns to a brick.


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Post by The Czar » December 16th, 2014, 5:53 pm

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