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  • BarBQ22
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    • Feb 2017
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    Brisket

    I've seen a couple YouTube videos with competition guys using brown sugar for bark on brisket like when you wrap ribs, johnny trip style. Wouldn't that make beef to sweet!
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    #2
    I would not do that with brisket; although I have never tried it. The only time I use brown sugar is when I am doing ribs. Some of the commercial rubs I use have sugar in them. However, I am not inclined to add more to the surface. In competitive BBQ appearance matters, but so does flavor.
    Brisket needs that big beefy flavor and I think that is diminished when sweetness is thrown into the mix.

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    • BarBQ22
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      • Feb 2017
      • 149
      • Southern Colorado

      #3
      Thank you

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      • BBQbot
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        • Dec 2016
        • 77
        • California

        #4
        I don't add any sugar to my home made rubs, but I have been using Plowboys Bovine Bold occasionally, which is a bit on the sweet side, used by a lot of competition teams, and it's got a very good flavor.

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        • BarBQ22
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          • Feb 2017
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          #5
          @BBQbot... I seen these videos and thought it was some secret. I told my wife and she looked at me like I was growing horns. I would never try it. Brisket isn't a cheap throw away if it comes out wrong. Waiting on my BPS cash cow & 55 gal Gateways to try them out. I'll definitely look for plowboys. My 1st comp is in 2 months in pueblo. Beer Boats & BBQ. Just trying to finalize everything. Thank you for the words of wisdom.

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          • Steve R.
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            • Jul 2016
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            • Elizabethtown, KY
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            #6
            Yeeeeaaahhh, no. I wouldn't do that for cooking at home.

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            • Henrik
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              • Jul 2014
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              #7
              What the others said

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              • SwampDonkeyzBBQ
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                • Sep 2014
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                #8
                I've only seen it done on Pitmasters. I think the guy called it a "sugar cookie". I'm not sure it's something I would enjoy but, to each their own.

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                • BarBQ22
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                  • Feb 2017
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                  #9
                  Thank you gentlemen.. Much appreciated.

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