Brisket comes out spicy

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Brisket comes out spicy

Postby El Gato » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:42 pm

Just recently started smoking briskets and have noticed they come out a little spicy. I'm assuming it's the rubs I use. Have used Rudys and salt lick rubs, both were spicy. not mixing my own yet. use kingsford regular charcoal and hickory chunks. I coat the brisket with mustard before I apply the rub.

So is it the rubs? Am I using too much? Any store bought rubs you'all would recommend?
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby bsooner75 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:58 pm

I know this sounds overly simplistic but give a 50 / 50 mix of kosher salt & coarse black pepper a try. Tried several pre made rubs before settling on this. No need for mustard base either. There's enough blood in that brisket to make it stick.


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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby BluDawg » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:43 pm

50/50 here also that is by weight not volume if you go by volume 1 part salt to 3 parts black pepper K salt is 3X heavier than pepper
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby El Gato » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:54 am

That I can mix up, that's what I use on my steaks when grilling.

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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby x1jett » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:40 pm

Same here with the 50/50. It's great. Now days I'm also adding a little garlic powder - it goes great with beef.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby chashint » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:52 am

Measure by what looks right when you sprinkle it on.
Cover all sides of the meat with each ingredient.
Sprinkle on kosher salt. Rub it in.
Sprinkle on granulated garlic. Rub it in.
Sprinkle on granulated onion. Rub it in.
Sprinkle on black pepper (I prefer fine grind myself but cracked or coarse grind seems to be popular with others). Rub it in.
No need for a mustard binder, the seasoning stays on just fine by itself.
If you have oak or pecan available to you try either one for your smoking wood.
The brisket will taste so good the only reason you will even think about putting sauce on it is if you misjudge the cook and the brisket is dry.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby Grumpy Smiles » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:44 am

BluDawg wrote:50/50 here also that is by weight not volume if you go by volume 1 part salt to 3 parts black pepper K salt is 3X heavier than pepper


Interesting, I've never heard anyone else make that weight ratio but it makes sense. I know Franklin mentioned in one of his videos that he holds his rub shakers a certain way because of the weight of the salt and it being heavier. Good info BluDawg, and something else to try.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby PITmasterGENERAL » Mon May 11, 2015 10:03 pm

I can tell u from experience and don't ask me to explain the science behind it but smoking seems to enhance the spice in a rub.so if it taste spicy on your finger then it will taste twice as hot after its smoked.i have used the salt lick original rub usually on pork which I think it works best on.remember ur looking for a flavor profile so I use something sweet to offset the heat,like apple juice and brown sugar.imo the best rub for brisket is chupa Cabra from two gringos,it's good stuff.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby Bewarre » Thu May 14, 2015 9:03 am

I have the salt lick rub too and noticed its spicyer than I expected. I've started to use it with other rubs that are not as flavorful to balance the spice out some.
I've also moved to a salt and pepper only kind of guy and have been happy with the results. When Im not using sucklebusters that is.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby All_Grilla_No_Filla » Thu May 14, 2015 4:55 pm

I'm trying to recall, but doesn't Salt Lick's packaged rub have crushed red pepper flakes in it, too?
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby Bewarre » Fri May 15, 2015 9:01 am

no red pepper flakes but plenty of cayenne pepper.
Weird thing is I live close enough to eat at the Salt lick a few times a year and their BBQ is not spicy at all.
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Re: Brisket comes out spicy

Postby All_Grilla_No_Filla » Sat May 16, 2015 7:47 pm

Never mind, I found an old shaker of Black's that I brought home, and it has crushed red pepper.

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