If using spice right away, brown sugar can be used in place of maple sugar. If planning on storing, substitute white granulated sugar. The moisture content in brown sugar may cause your stored spice to clump.To season meat for grilling or oven baking, sprinkle 1 - 2 teaspoons per pound of meat raw meat prior to cooking.For less heat, reduce cayenne to 1/8 teaspoon or omit.Dried ground yellow mustard was used for this recipe.Salt is optional. Add or omit as desired. 1 tablespoon of salt is proportional amount for this recipe.