Guy Neumann, founder of the Hartford Rib Off, and Frank Balsalmo, owner of Hot Tied BBQ, got us ready for their annual charity barbecue competition with a batch of dry rub wings at the grill.

Dry Rub Chicken wings

1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander

“As a reminder, The 10th Annual Hartford Rib Off is a 2- Day festival June 14-15 at Hartford’s Riverside Park to bring Barbecue enthusiasts and the community together for great BBQ and a Great Cause: 100% of Proceeds are donated to charity! This year’s charities include: The Hartford Rib Off Scholarship Foundation, Mayor Mikes Foundation for Kids, and MARC Community Resources. For more information and tickets, viewers can visit: www.HartfordRibOff.com.”