Pale Ale Almost Dry Rub

What’s the start of any decent BBQ session? That’s right, the dry rub of your chosen meat. Dry rubs with their spices and herbs season the outside of your meat, and the sugar helps to form a caramelized crust and impart a slight sweetness. This “dry rub” differs from most in that it has just enough pale ale added to promote some beer flavor in the rub.

Pale Ale Almost Dry Rub

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Pale Ale
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 TBSP paprika
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp dry mustard

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together into a slightly moist paste
  2. Smear all over your meat of choice

Dry Rub ingredients in the pre-mix
Dry Rub ingredients in the pre-mix
Rub on a whole pork loin
Rub on a whole pork loin
Smeared on and ready for chilling and grilling
Smeared on and ready for chilling and grilling

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