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TX Sandman
07-06-2008, 09:46 AM
This is the rub I used for my first batch of ribs, and it still gets rave reviews. This rub is so flavorful you can serve ribs without sauce.

First Timer's Ribs rub
from Raichlen's _Ribs, Ribs, Ribs_
http://www.barbecuebible.com/featured/ribs/first_timers_ribs.php

2 tablespoons coarse salt (kosher or sea)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons dry mustard (preferably Colman’s)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
teaspoon celery seed

Mix well and apply to the ribs prior to cooking. Store the extra in a ziplock or an empty spice container.

Since I first made this rub, I've cut the salt to 1 tablespoon (or less), and eliminated the celery seed. Add a bit of cinnamon or cayenne for some heat.

PigCicles
07-06-2008, 10:10 AM
Sounds pretty good Rob. I'll give it a try on the next set of ribs I smoke up. Thanks for sharing.

BlazerQue
07-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Why did you have to cut the salt?

I like the looks of the rub. I may try it (without the celery seed).

glued2it
07-06-2008, 03:39 PM
Here's one that's pretty good.
Personally I think it's a little on the sweet side but that's me.
I use less sugar and more Cayenne.

1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Paprika
2-1/2 TBS Course (Salad Grind) Black Pepper
1-1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1-1/2 TBS Garlic Powder
1-1/2 TBS Onion Powder 1 tsp Cayenne (Red Pepper)
2 TBS Kosher Salt

I don't remember wher I got this one from.

TX Sandman
07-06-2008, 04:09 PM
Why did you have to cut the salt?

I like the looks of the rub. I may try it (without the celery seed).

For my family, my tastes, it was a little salty for us. Besides, it's easy to add salt later, if needed.

The celery seed, I left it out on a later batch and didn't see where it added anything. Again, my tastes, YMMV.

mwthomas
07-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Well, Jeremy did you decide to get up and join the world.

TX Sandman
07-06-2008, 04:32 PM
Here's one that's pretty good.
Personally I think it's a little on the sweet side but that's me.
I use less sugar and more Cayenne.

Looks pretty good, Jeremy. I'll have to try this one.

BlazerQue
07-06-2008, 04:38 PM
For my family, my tastes, it was a little salty for us. Besides, it's easy to add salt later, if needed.

The celery seed, I left it out on a later batch and didn't see where it added anything. Again, my tastes, YMMV.

Gotchya. I've been using kosher salt. I recently bought a container of David's brand, and it has a much stronger taste than the other kosher that I had been using. I've had to watch how much of it I use.

mwthomas
07-14-2008, 05:27 AM
Thanks