Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub from Idea Land blog(Used in this project: Greenfield Beer Labels.)

It’s BBQ season again. Finally! While some can get out and grill all year long, the real fun is in hosting a group and dining in the gorgeous outdoors. Oh, and trying new recipes! We can’t forget how much fun it is to experiment with all that there is available for the grill. Veggies, grilling baskets, and even cake recipes are now commonly cooked on the deck. The old standby for me is a some BBQ chicken or ribs, with a big punch of flavor.

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The best way to get good flavor on your meat is to season it with a spice rub before it hits the flames. This spice rub recipe is a little mix of East and West, as inspired by my very own BBQ King, Paul. The East comes from the aromatic Chinese 5 spice and the West from smoked chipotle chili. A sweet and smoky rub that will lift chicken or pork cuts to a whole new level.

East Meets West BBQ Spice Rub

Makes 2 beer bottles full.
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup paprika
• 2 tbsp mustard powder
• 2 tbsp Chinese 5 spice (fennel, clove, star anise, cinnamon, and anise seed)
• 2 tbsp coarse salt
• 1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
• 1 tbsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp black pepper

Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub from Idea Land blog

To make this spice rub, add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Use a funnel to transfer the spice to a clean, dry beer bottle.

Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub from Idea Land blog

When choosing beer bottles look for ones that have a twist off cap. Gently remove the cap and drink the beer! Now, wash and dry both the empty bottle and the cap. Remove the labels by soaking in hot water for 30 minutes then rubbing the label off with a sponge.

Beer Bottle BBQ Spice Rub from Idea Land blog

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Add your personalized beer labels and twist the cap back on once the bottle is filled with spice rub. I cut out part of one of the large labels to cover the cap but you can also get small circle labels that are just perfect for the cap!

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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


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