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mikeleonard81 04-17-2013 09:09 PM

"Just salt" rub??
I hear aboutore and more people leaving the sugar out on their rubs. I'm going to have to try the simply salt next time. I used to be dead set against it. but now I'm wondering if I'm crazy for spending the money on it:crazy:. Any bad experiences with just the salt out there?

landarc 04-17-2013 09:13 PM

I have used just salt and pepper and it is just fine. My normal rub has a tiny amount of sugar in it, but, certainly not needed. I think just salt would not suit my taste, I like the bite of black pepper. But, nothing wrong with just salt.

boogiesnap 04-17-2013 09:23 PM

just salt? no. just salt and pepper, yes!

Ag76 04-17-2013 09:50 PM

I agree with salt & pepper as opposed to only salt.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ 04-17-2013 10:07 PM

There are a lot of good salts out there that do not cost as much as pink salt. Yes spending a lot of money on salt seems a bit foolish but if that's what you like the do it up. My question is what are you trying to achieve by only using salt. You obviously are not going to have good Q by just using salt but salt encrusting does have its place. Salt encrusted prime rib or pork tenderloin is wonderful.

caseydog 04-17-2013 10:15 PM

You didn't mention a meat, but in Texas, salt and pepper is all you need on beef -- and pretty much all you need, period.


Mrfish 04-17-2013 10:42 PM

I am leaning towards just salt, pepper, and garlic. Simple and the Q has been turning out great. Maybe I got a dull palette?

J&B'sBBQ 04-17-2013 10:46 PM

Never used just salt. We use sugars in our pork rubs, but our beef rub is a combo of salt, pepper, and garlic powder...mmmm.

Bludawg 04-17-2013 10:52 PM

I have been doing My Butts with just salt and really like the result. However S&P on everything else is pretty much it.

Kloogee 04-17-2013 11:26 PM

Mmmmmm, S&P pork butt!!

Butt Rubb'n BBQ 04-17-2013 11:28 PM

Ok maybe I missed something here but are you guys cooking BBQ and just using salt and pepper on it.

Dallas Dan 04-17-2013 11:33 PM

Ummm, salt? Let's be a little more in what kind of salt. I use nothing but Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper on my steaks.

mikeleonard81 04-18-2013 01:06 AM

The meat is pork butt. And the only salt I've heard about using is kosher corse salt. I've never heard of pink salt. What is it?

Jeff Therrell 04-18-2013 01:11 AM

We sell 200 lbs of butts a day and everybody in town says it's the best pulled pork they ever had and all we use is Diamond Krystal kosher salt and pepper. We also mix in eastern north carolina sauce in it on the flat top when we warm it up. One night I forgot to put anything at all on it and honestly you couldn't hardly tell the difference.
Thanks, Jeff Therrell
Sweetfire BBQ

dwfisk 04-18-2013 08:06 AM

Yep! I use 50/50 S&P on beef; more S & less P on pork and 50/50 on chicken with a little paprika for color. Took me 15 years to quit experimenting with "rubs" and overdoing the spice. I don't do comps - just need to make myself, family & friends happy and this seems to be what works for us.


Originally Posted by Butt Rubb'n BBQ (Post 2451665)
Ok maybe I missed something here but are you guys cooking BBQ and just using salt and pepper on it.

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