Seasonings and Spices
I've been thinking about this lately and wondering where other competion teams purchase spices for rubs, etc. I usually get mine at the grocery store and don't pay much attention to whether they're generic brands (99 cents for a big jar of something like garlic powder) or not. And, if I find I have a couple of the same thing open at once, regardless of brand, I'll dump them in together to save space. Do you notice a difference in spice quality and would you be better off looking for someplace where you can purchase them fresh? And are there some kinds of spices, etc. that are definitely better purchased fresh?
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