Originally Posted by cmwr
Well guys that I believe solves it then. All my birds have had a beer/butter/onion,seasoned injection so thats why the meat has always been so juicy. But they have also always had this rub on them. I think the simple solution is to find another rub. I am not 100% sold on this rub. My favorite Texas style rub has much less sugar but everyone in the family thinks it is too dang spicy grrrrr lol.
Try a simple homemade rub that is inexpensive to make.
Here is what I use on my poultry when I want to taste more roasted than bbq. I rub butter between the skin and the meat, and then apply the rub between the skin and the meat. Then lightly sprinkle the rub over the skin of the meat. Be careful to not over rub the bird as you don't want it to be too salty.
1 part Table Salt
1/2 part Fine ground pepper
1/2 part Dried Thyme
1/2 part chopped dried Rosemary
1/2 part Granulated Garlic powder
1/2 part Onion powder
I also bolster the aromatics by roasting with fresh thyme and rosemary inside of the cavity of the bird.