Ed's Favorite Beer Can Chicken Rub


This better-than-Weber seasoning mix for beer can chicken is a tribute to my uncle, one of the best pitmasters I have ever known. Feel free to put this rub on chicken, pork, or anything else you can think of. To cover a typical 5-pound chicken, I usually measure the spices in tablespoons. However, you can mix a larger batch to keep some finished product on hand. One thing's for sure: you will be the hit of the party!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard

  • 2 tablespoons granulated onion

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, or to taste


  1. Mix together brown sugar, dry mustard, granulated onion, paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, coriander, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Store in an airtight container if not using right away.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

8 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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