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Unread 09-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by HookedOnQ View Post
Im planning on smoking some pork spare ribs for the first time this weekend on my uds and need some input on rubs and sauces. I can find lots of info on sweeter rubs and sauces but im not a big fan of sweet ribs are sweet bbq period. Im more of a vinager or mustard base sauce kinda guy.I can live with a little sweet but not a lot so what are some suggestions on a rub or sauce that would work for me? Also any other tips to make this cook a success would be great.
Here's my go to all purpose rub, it's pretty versatile and isn't overly sweet. I'm like you, I'm not really fond of candy-stick BBQ either! I usually make my own chili powder by smoking and drying poblano peppers on the pit and then grinding them in a coffee grinder, it really puts a nice zip into the rub and a different flavor than all the others out there! This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of rub. Good luck! 3 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons table salt
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili or ancho powder
1 teaspoon chipotle or cayenne powder
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