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Favorite low salt rubs?

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    Favorite low salt rubs?

    I like to dry brine with kosher salt and add a rub before smoking and the rubs I have used tend to add more additional salt than I like.

    What are some some favorite packaged rubs with low salt content? I realize I can make my own but like to have options in the pantry.


    Tony's has a low salt.


      Dizzy Pig has two no salt options. The first is the standard rub and the second is for salmon. They are more expensive than most rubs for that reason but certainly worth it for the no salt option.



        The alternative is to simply skip the kosher salt and dry brine with the rub directly instead.



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          • SmokingSteve
            SmokingSteve commented
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            10%, use AR10

          I dry brine with my salted rub. Salt separate makes sense and extra work, but I am PBR lazy.
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            The Spice House, https://www.thespicehouse.com/collections/bbq has several salt free rubs. My favorite for steaks is the Oaxacan Ancho Coffee. And like others have suggested, if I am using a rub with salt, I'll dry brine with the rub rather than with kosher salt.




                SnS Grills makes two no salt rubs that are pretty well priced and really good.



                • fuzzydaddy
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                  Agree. I use Rocky’s Rub on pork butts and add a little Not Just for Beef on top.

                FlatIron has a Dark and Smokey Rub. No salt in any of their products. 70K on the Scoville scale. Not for the faint of heart. But kicks up your protein.


                  Check out the ingredients in Mrs. Dash. It's a perfect combo for chicken. Sometimes I dry brine chicken and then sprinkle with Mrs. Dash before I smoke it. It's a good combination.


                  • HawkerXP
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                    “Just a dash will do ya!”


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