I know! I am giving serious secrets away here.
You should know that BBQDude is famous for my Spice Mixes. Here I will give away the secret of how I do them.
I start with deciding which mix I want to do. Jerk Spice? Fajita Spice? Taco Spice? BBQ Spice?
Then what I do is Google and collect and write down at least six different recipes for the Spice Mix I wanna make.
Then I take each single spice in the recipes and mix in a bowl and make an average of all recipes as a start. When I have the average of all the spices included in the recipe mixed then I start tasting.
Just a small amount at the edge of a teaspoon. Taste! Think! Now you add.
Remember you can’t take away so add slowly by teaspoons or half teaspoons and write down every ounce so you know what you put in.
Keep adding untill you are happy with the mix. I promise it will taste much much better than anything you can buy.
Also I mix my spices without salt. Salt can always be added when you’re cooking.
Best of all, these are only spices. No MSG, E-numbers or Additives as there is in the bought stuff which is mostly salt anyway.