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Old 01-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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I am thinking about adding MSG to one of my current homeade rubs to see how it or if it inhances the flavor of my finished Q. For a 1 cup batch of rub what is a good starting amount if I am to add MSG to the mix? 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon?
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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Start with a 1/4 teaspoon and add to until your rub is enhanced
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Old 01-02-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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There are two schools of thought about Msg. Some people absolutely abhor it and claim to be allergic citing nerve disorders and a host of other issues.
It is a legal additive as far as I know worldwide and is a flavor enhancer. If you do some looking around on the net you will find it comes in many guises, almost any commercial product you look at will have it listed in one form or another. It was first isolated by a Japanese Chemist in 1933 from Wheat (Monosodium Glutatmate) and is not regulated.It is used heavily in Japanese cooking.
Last I checked the Japanese have the longest longevity in the world, so go figure, also MSG occurs naturally in the body.
All that being said. Personally I used to use Accent but for some reason it just didn't taste "right" so I no longer use it, and avoid products that have MSG on the label.
I guess this doesn't really answer your question. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 01-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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Start with a 1/4 teaspoon and add to until your rub is enhanced
You said "enhanced"
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Go for it.
I've had a number of rubs w/MSG
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I remember the big hubbub about MSG. Headaches and such. It was my understanding the conection was misproven. I never add msg but don't avoid products that contain it either.
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I never add msg but don't avoid products that contain it either.

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You said "enhanced"
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I use MSG in my comp rubs only (those that don't come with it already...). For a 2 cup batch I use 1 tablespoon...

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I tried some MSG in our home made rub and I didnt like it at all, (tasted like pepper) need a little more work. Just remember a little goes a long way.
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I tried some MSG in our home made rub and I didnt like it at all, (tasted like pepper) need a little more work. Just remember a little goes a long way.
It probably made you taste the pepper in your rub more. It would not make sense that sodium product would taste like pepper. MSG will help bring out the other flavors in your rub. That's probably where the pepper is coming from.
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It probably made you taste the pepper in your rub more. It would not make sense that sodium product would taste like pepper. MSG will help bring out the other flavors in your rub. That's probably where the pepper is coming from.
Interesting... Would you advise to slightly reduce the amount of pepper if adding MSG to your rub?
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Interesting... Would you advise to slightly reduce the amount of pepper if adding MSG to your rub?

only if you don't like too much pepper !!
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