I've gotten to where I use turbinado in rubs. If I'm out at the time I'll still use brown sugar. I like the taste of the turbinado and the "large" granules are not really the issue some think - I don't grind down my rub for uniformity. The sugar melts down anyway.
I can't prove it but I "think" the turbinado makes a nicer bark, too.
Of course being here in FL makes it easy to buy regional brands - they are a bit cheaper than Sugar in the Raw but not much!
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