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Old 05-16-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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I've always used a rub with kick in combination with a sweet sauce. Would it be better to use a sweet rub with a sauce with kick to balance out the flavors?
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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You'd probably get more sweetness out of the sauce. Then there's Simply Marvelous sweet rubs... :)
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #3
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The sweeter the rub the more you add the possibility of burning the sugars. If you like the flavors that you're getting, I suggest keeping things as they are.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:56 PM   #4
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The sweeter the rub the more you add the possibility of burning the sugars. If you like the flavors that you're getting, I suggest keeping things as they are.
Agree 100%.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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If you're looking for spice and heat combos, I'd do as the above suggested. Stay with a spicy rub and a sweet sauce.

I don't like sweet (for the most part).
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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I do the same as "Cook". I like a good spicy seasoning with a slightly sweet sauce. As it turns out, if I don't use sauce I still have a good spicy meat. That's just me.
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