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Poll "what's your favorite rub"

sootyboysootyboy Posts: 10
edited January 2012 in Sauces, Rubs, Marinades
What's your favorite rub?


  • hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
    Love Rub

    I make it myself
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,248
    edited January 2012
    I have all the Dizzy Pig rubs and use them all. Shakin' the Tree is my
    favorite for chicken pork and vegetables and Cow lick and Raising the
    steaks are used equally for steaks and burgers.
  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    DIY. I make my own usually. I find the pre-made stuff just too expensive. I buy it sometimes when it's on sale though and add some of my own ingredients to it when making PP or ribs. Never tried the Dizzy Pig rubs, it's just waaaay too expensive here.
  • bigearlbigearl Posts: 25
    Rudy's rub from Austin Texas is solid and they will ship it anywhere.
  • Anything Dizzy Pig!
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433
    It's hard to say a favorite rub since one thats good on beef may not be as good on pork, fish,etc.

    If I want sweet ribs, I find "Bone Suckin Sauce" original rub to be hard to beat

    For salmon, my favorite is Dizzy Pig "Raging River Rub"

    If you want spicy, adding a little "Slap Yo Mama" gives good flavor and heat.

    I have some homemade rubs, but haven't tested enough to decide how they stack up.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,630
    edited January 2012

    Can't pick my favorite. But I wish I only had 3 or 4 rubs and not 20 plus that I can NEVER decide which one to use.

    If I had a do-over I would only buy 3 or 4 and use the hell out of them. (posted in no order)

    Butt Rub

    Pineapple Head


    Richard's Death by Garlic

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • I like Steve Rachleins basic BBQ rub recipe..
  • Strictly DIY.  Too expensive to buy, too easy to make.  Also fussy about exactly what is in there.
    My actuary says I'm dead.
  • Anythibng made by Dizzy Pig

  • Commercial type rubs are very tasty. A lot of them contain a fair amount of salt. I like to experiment with my own concoction to my taste. I can tell when a rub has a lot of salt in it when my wedding band fits tightly in the morning!
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,248
    edited January 2012


  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    Big fan of the the "Texas BBQ Rub", been using them for years:

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • Big fan of the the "Texas BBQ Rub", been using them for years:

    I just bought some of their brisket rub. Never tried their rubs
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    Big fan of the the "Texas BBQ Rub", been using them for years:

    I just bought some of their brisket rub. Never tried their rubs
    Curious what you think, let me know.  I use the "Brisket Rub" on beef and use the "original rub" on just about everything else.  The original is really nice and more sweet than spicy than the brisket rub.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • I plan to use it on my next brisket.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • I've used Texas BBQ rub for years also, mostly on briskets.  However, it's good for putting it in chili, southwestern soups, BBQ sauce, etc.too.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • tjp1060tjp1060 Posts: 55

    Bad Byron's Butt Rub

  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    rudys, i put it on everything. great on mac an cheese
  • Dizzy Pig Tsunami Spin.  Beyond awesome on lamb.....
    The Naked Whiz
  • I'm a big fan of Plowboys Yardbird rub on smoked chicken. It's reliably delicious and is just spicy enough for me without being too hot for my young children.
  • Cluck and Squeal, Rattlesnake Dust and my own home made rub
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • Bad Byrons Butt Rub!
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841

    Cluck and Squeal, Pineapple Head

  • Strawberry's BBQ rub is awesome on chicken and pork.

    And no, I am not a paid spokesperson.

  • MoscaMosca Posts: 405
    Darby_Crenshaw said:
    I liked the part where Mosca weighed in

    That was fun

  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    I really like Billy Bones products.  I use several of them often.  I also use a couple of Dizzy Pig.  On Ribs I use a rub from a local BBQ Shop
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • I make my own version of "Cold Mountain Rub" (think I found it here in the recipes?)  I use it on pork butt's, ribs, and chucks for pulled beef.  For roasts I either use Penzey's English Rib Roast Rub or S&P, garlic & rosemary.   
  • joe@bgejoe@bge Posts: 394

    Smokin' In The Dark Medium Rub - for all things pig

    Dizzy Pig Raging River Rub - for all things fish

    Those are my two "go to" rubs, and I use a variety of garlic and maple/apple sweet rubs from John Henry.

  • I would have to say that on pork I have my own rub or used dizzy dust once.

    On beef I like raising the steaks by dizzy pig. 

    I tried dizzy pig tusnami spin on chicken the other day and it was awesome.

    I will put pineapple head on my hand and eat it by itself.

    Like most of you all, I have a plastic box full of rubs.

    Thomas Bubba's BBQ and Harris Family Catering Pigs on the Run Competition BBQ Team Medic-Que BBQ Team, LBGE, Party Q
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