The original spice by Chef Paul Prudhomme is varied in texture-crushed spices, smaller bits and a bit larger bits. For best results a mortar and pestle should be used and not a spice grinder. Alternatively, you could mix ingredients and put into a pepper grinder and see how that works...haven't tried that yet. This makes enough for about 4 servings. You can multiply the ingredients to get the amount you need for storage.