3 DIY BBQ Spice Rubs for Your Summer Grilling

The Art of Manliness | 5/25/2018 | AoM Team
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Many great meats start with a great spice rub. While you can buy any number of blends from the store, why not try your hand at creating your own?

There’s no better place to get started with creating your own spice blends than with DIY BBQ rubs. Whether you’ll be massaging it into ribs or pork butt or brisket, BBQ rub has a number of uses and can enhance many of your summer-grilling favorites. A rub creates a dark, crusty “bark” on the meat that adds a nice layer of tasty texture above the tender meat it covers. You can also add BBQ sauce to this bark, or leave it to stand on its own, depending on the taste and texture you’re going for.

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We asked our lineup of BBQ and spice experts for their favorite recipes, and have a few options for you below depending on what you’re cooking up. The rubs are especially good for pork butt and pork ribs; you can use a spice rub on beef cuts too, but most chefs — like AoM’s resident food expert Matt Moore and award-wining barbecuer Karl Engel — like to keep the seasoning for beef really simple in order to let the robust taste of the meat take center stage. They both recommend just salt and pepper, though Karl likes to throw some garlic and cayenne into the mix sometimes too.

You don’t have to stick to these recipes, of course; experiment with your own ingredients. The only real necessity is having both salt and sugar...
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