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Is there a poll on RUBs

zipur74zipur74 Posts: 48
edited 10:33PM in EggHead Forum
I am looking for the killer RUB but the lists I find are endless. Is the a poll or a consensus somewhere that would give me a top 10 rubs to use. I have tried several including the store rubs.


  • Chef BoyareeChef Boyaree Posts: 150
    I have loved making my own... and was convinced I was making the best... until I tried Dizzy Dust. Seriously nothing compares to their original. I used the course grind for larger cooks like pulled pork... You can't go wrong
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,709

    They're all great.
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    It would be mighty hard to beat Dizzy Pig's selection of rubs...

    Thanks, Chris
  • There are millions of recipes about there.

    Start with a basic rub.

    Critique it.

    And then it is a matter of trial and error finding what is "perfect" for you.

    Here is the rub that made stop using marinades and sauces.

    Basic Rub

    1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt
    2 tablespoon black pepper
    2 tablespoon sweet paprika
    1 tablespoon onion powder
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon oregano leaves
    2 teaspoon ground cumin

    Rubs are personal creations. There is no perfect rub.

    Some people prefer no salt or no sugar.

    Others want a lot of heat.

    The following are popular in lots of rubs
    brown sugar
    chili powder
    cayenne pepper
    dried thyme
    ground nutmeg

    Plus dozens of other spices
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,691
    We are not a board of sheep here, but you'll find that Dizzy Pig has a wide array of rubs to suit many tastes. They are fresh, and quite reasonably priced. Sure it's fun to make some but DP are hard to beat!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • Dizzy Pig
  • I can't say I have a favorite but it depends on what I am cooking. I love the Dizzy Pig seasons but I use several others like Bad Byrons, Tony Chachere's, Hebert's, Richards and a few more as well as my own. It depends on what taste I am looking for. :)
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,958

    We don't really have polls here. Too bad.



    Caledon, ON


  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    DP rubs are good stuff, but I find that there's a definite "theme" to their taste. So I like to branch out to get different flavors. A couple of other good ones:

    * John Henry Pecan - superb on pork, especially ribs
    * Uncle Bob's Rib Rub - very good on, well, ribs
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    I am new to egging, with my first egg received last weekend - my brother brought it to me from the NH eggfest. He has been egging for a while and suggested that I order the full supply of Dizzy Pig - he likes some more than others, but has tried them all and likes them. The full selection is a bit pricey ($90'some with s/h) but I figure it'll last a while. I got it in the mail today and look forward to trying it all.
  • DrZaiusDrZaius Posts: 1,481
    Any of the 3 rubs from SZEGED. Steak, Chicken, or Pork they are all get the coveted DrZ Kickass Award! ;) :P

    But you are right. There are many that are great. I have not tried any of the DP yet but I will get there eventually. :blink:
    This is the greatest signature EVAR!
  • EmarfEmarf Posts: 167
    some of John Henry's are good
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    They got everything you will ever want..didn't read the other I may be repeating others..
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    As you can tell there are many rubs to choose from.

    I got lucky and found this recipe and have been modifying it ever since - my family likes my modified rub and it does very well on everything:

    I cook on the egg often so I use a good bit of the rub and buying the ingrediants at Costco helps me keep the cost down plus I get to tweek the recipe when someone in the family says " Dad, kick it up a notch".

    Good luck,
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,072
    What variations have you found?? Coffee ground fine is one I like Richard
  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005
    I've varried some of the quantities to my family's tastes. I have not added to the no. of ingrediant though. As you may know the original Pixie Dust is highly flamable :laugh:

    I'll post the modified quantities if you're intersted - no major science just a little hit or miss.
  • Denny Mike's Rubs are awesome i would highly recommend them!!!!
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    There are approximately 5383 rubs available. You need to start trying them all and decided which one you like best. Let us know!
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