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Old 10-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by peeps View Post
For you guys using brown sugar in a rub, how do you guys manage to keep the brown sugar from clumping in a rub? I never have good much getting it evenly distributed due to it's tendency to clump.
I make my own rubs and use dark brown sugar (I like the extra molasses flavor dark gives versus the light). The last step of my process is to take a pestle and grind the rub through a mesh strainer to break up all the lumps (sugar, paprika as well as a couple of other ingredients I use that have a tendency to clump). It's kinda like sifting your flour when you bake. Once the sugar and other spices are all broken down, they don't tend to clump back up again. At least so long as they stay dry.

As for your original question; like I said, I make my own, but Famous Dave's is very close to what I make, so I keep a bottle of that around in case I just don't feel like mixing up a batch.
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