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Does sugar in bbq-rub burn if smoker’s too hot?

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Hey folks,

Smoking a butt tomorrow. Enough people I trust suggest 275-300, I’m sold. My question is, my rub has a good deal of brown sugar in it. I heard sugar burns above 265. If smoker (big green egg) is 275 or even 300 at the grill level, will sugar in rub burn and taste bitter?

Thanks in advance!

JD

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Wouldn’t worry about it.  Maybe at 350.  Meat will be evaporating moisture which keeps things well below burning for quite a long time.  Wrap it if crust gets too dark and hard

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13 hours ago, JimW said:

Wouldn’t worry about it.  Maybe at 350.  Meat will be evaporating moisture which keeps things well below burning for quite a long time.  Wrap it if crust gets too dark and hard

Thanks!

 

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14 hours ago, JimW said:

Wouldn’t worry about it.  Maybe at 350.  Meat will be evaporating moisture which keeps things well below burning for quite a long time.  Wrap it if crust gets too dark and hard

My thoughts exactly. At indirect heat it shouldn't be a problem. If you were throwing it directly over hot coals it could burn. But you should be fine.

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5 mins ago, chitala383 said:

My thoughts exactly. At indirect heat it shouldn't be a problem. If you were throwing it directly over hot coals it could burn. But you should be fine.

Thanks gents!

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