Hey @Kermit, I make and sell my own over on my website. There's a real industry beginning to pop up in small batch rubs as the BBQ scene here in Australia is really on the rise. You can try commercial ones as well but a lot of these have preservatives and the like to maintain shelf life.
Flavour wise, there are some classic flavours for different meats - beef is usually salt and pepper at its core, for pork, things like paprika and occasionally sugar. Chicken and lamb I've found you can be a bit adventurous with. My lamb rub has sumac in it, which is incredible flavour wise.
I'm doing a cook this weekend, will take a few shots for you.
Hope all is well. Just noticed you still owe us a few pictures of your setup at home. Could we trouble you to share a few photos?
I do too, stay tuned!
if you want smoke fish check out NZ web sites, they love converting old fridge for cold smoking. they use homemake or "Smokai" smoke generators (been around 10 years everyone copies them). Also you ncan use them to convert gas bbq for smoking too.
@lost89577 Nice idea.
I hope to get a smoker one day this year after some construction happens (stay tuned for a major project😎 )
In the meantime, I use my 4 burner LPG covered barbecue with a smoke box. and soaked chips from my local Bunnings.
Yesterday I actually "smoked" a brisket. It was a test for a future meal with my brother.
The setup is simple. Turn the far left burner on full, put the smoker box with soaked chips on top of the grill over the burner.
On the extreme right of the "warming shelf", place your dry rubbed brisket, put an aluminium tray under the meat to catch the juices, and close the lid.
I used a "smart bluetooth meat probe" to watch the temperature over the cooking period
I had to top up the smoker box a few times over the 4 hour cook, and the meat was tender, moist and beautiful.
The next attempt will include photos.
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