A spice rub in a beer??

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joeynar1977

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Has anyone out there tried adding a spice rub to a beer? Some buddies of mine own a BBQ joint and want to incorporate their rub into a recipe.
I might imagine its similar to doing a Christmas or pumpkin beer, in theory. This will be interesting nonetheless. It's a pale ale by the way. Doing one recipe with all Citra hops and the other will have a small amount if smoked malt and some other hops. I plan on adding the rub to a few bottles during bottling.
 

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Don't rubs usually include a lot of salt? I cannot see how that would be all that good. Why not instead figure out good beers that pair well with different rubs or BBQ sauce?
 

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If you put that stuff it a bottle and it does not dissolve you run a HIGH risk of having gushers because the spices will act as a nucleation point for the co2.
 

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What kind of spice rub? Even sweet spice rubs generally have onion powder and paprika in them...I think a lager with a minimal amount of the rub could work, kind of like what these guys do.

Or do a smoked beer...Use summit hops maybe? Crazy idea.
 
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Ha ha! I thought about the salt thing and I do have a recipe for a pale ale using smoked malt.
I didn't think this would work because another brewery wouldn't do it for them. I have to at least say I tried it.
 
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