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I just took one of these out of the smoker and had it for lunch. It was fantastic! I have a couple thoughts I want to save for next time I make it. I didn't have celery salt or garlic pepper ready to go and I couldn't find either at the store, so I ended up making them from their respective ingredients. Second, the marinade and rub are so similar that the next time I make it I'll save myself some prep time by mixing up a base of the common ingredients.

Based on a web search, here's what I used for garlic pepper and celery salt:

  • Garlic Pepper - 1 part garlic powder, 1 part freshly ground black pepper
  • Celery Salt - 1 part celery seed, 2 parts salt

After combining the salt/pepper from those with the original marinade/rub, here's the base I'll create next time:

  • 5 Tbsp sea salt
  • 4.5 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp celery seed
  • 3 Tbsp oregano

Then for the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coke
  • 7.5 Tbsp base spices (1/2 cup then remove 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1.5 Tbsp cinnamon

Then for the rub:

  • 7.5 Tbsp base spices (1/2 cup then remove 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder

Thanks for the great recipe!