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Question regarding Dizzy Pig

BullhalseyBullhalsey Posts: 71
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have never tried the Dizzy Pig Rub. I want to place an order tonight....what would you guys suggest as some staple rubs from them ? Mostly for pork butts and ribs....thanks guys
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  • I use dizzy dust on quite a bit of stuff. I have heard the pineapple head is amazing. Their raging river is amazing on cedar planked salmon
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 983
    I use the dizzy dust coarse for ribs and butts.  Pineapple head on grilled fruit is really good too.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • I use them all, some more then others but I have them all except for the two new ones and I plan on ordering them.
  • I use to think Dizzy was good until the brethren put me on this stuff. Dizzy has nothing on these rubs. http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/store
    Love me some maple.  Go Canadians.
  • Get some of the sampler packs and you can try a bunch of them out cheap. Problem was that I LIKED THEM ALL
  • I've tried most and loved them all. This is my favorites list: Dizzy Dust Raging River. ( gret on whole chicken and fish) Swamp Venom. (amazing on anything...especially wings) Curry-ish. (. Really good on wings and chicken thighs) Raising the Steaks. ( this one is common sense. It's a Montreal seasoning, but better) I have a bottle of fajita-ish, but haven't tried it yet. I'm not a huge fan of the Cow Lick. Next go around, I'm getting some Red Eye Express. People really seem to love it.
    Athens, GA
  • Swamp venom is my favorite for wings.

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  • Red Eye Express is very good.  A very unique flavor, especially on steaks.
  • I ordered the sampler pack and 3 regular sized shakers of Dizzy Dust, Cow Lick Steak Rub & Swamp Venom.  As others have said Swamp Venom is great on wings.  Dizzy Dust can really be put on pretty much anything (did ribs with it yesterday).  I don't care for the red eye express very much personally after using it on a rack of lamb.
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 375
    Had some Jamaican Firewalk on chicken wings last night, really good. Trying it on chicken halves tonight will report later. I have 7 samples to try, had some of the wings with Tsunami Spin but wife daughter and myself all liked the Jamaican better.
    George
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518
    edited September 2012

    Dizzy dust for EVERYthing! :)

    Raising the steaks for ribeye the t-rex way

    Swamp venom if yu have missed, on anything else.

    Seriously, you need em all.

     

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    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • Raising the steaks, dizzy pig, raging river are the three i use most
  • I use to think Dizzy was good until the brethren put me on this stuff. Dizzy has nothing on these rubs.

    http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/store

    Whats your fav rub?
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518
    yet to try the new -ish ones. Have em, but the egg has been evicted off the deck for rebuild. :(

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    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

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    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • I use to think Dizzy was good until the brethren put me on this stuff. Dizzy has nothing on these rubs. http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/store
    Whats your fav rub?

    All are awesome. I'm partial to the cherry, but love them all. So much better than Dizzy rubs and Dizzy rubs are really good. Good to branch out and try what other competition teams use.
    Love me some maple.  Go Canadians.
  • Ill try all rubs once, i really like dp but the spicy apple rub looked good
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I just go with the Dizzy Dust on ribs and butts. It is great.
  • I make my own rub which I love and think is the best. But it gets monotonous. So I bought some Dizzy Dust which was good, not great, but good enough that I wanted to try some others. At that point, one must cave, so I bought the big sampler pack of shakers am might be set for life (or a year, whichever comes first).
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 375
    Verdict is in Jamaican Firewalk was much better on the wings than on the chicken halves. A little spicy, and I love spice, for my dinner entree.
    George
  • I have and use them all.  My wife bought me one of each for Christmas last year.  I have other rubs that I have tried but I still keep going back to my DP.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,307
    Like others, I've tried all the DP rubs except for the 2 new ones. They all have had good strong flavor, well balanced, with a distinct flavor character.

    3 are staples for me. I mix Dizzy Dust 50/50 w. swamp venom as my standard for pork. Ragin' River gets used for lots of things other than the salmon for which it was originally designed. I sprinkled some on scrambled eggs for my SIL a few weeks ago, and she was "My, God, this is good. What is this. Where can I get some?"

    I've gone thru phases with most of the rest. For awhile, Raisin' the Streaks was on a lot of beef I cooked, but now, I use more Cowlick.

    DP used to include sample packs of other rubs when they shipped bottles of the ones one ordered. Those were usually adequate for at least 1, maybe 2 cooks, and made a good introduction to the whole line.
  • I just ordered and received a 32 oz shacked of the course grind dust from Amazon. I paid roughly $41 total with shipping; worth the cost due to the amount you get. Plus with Dizzy the jars are always COMPLETLY FULL, no air. Always get your moneys worth.
    Green Eggin' in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    edited September 2012

    First off, I like Dizzy Pig products, but after experimenting with others rubs and sauces, I have found much better rubs/sauces IMO.  This is a copy of a post I made last year on my favorite BBQ site.  The information is still current.


    My thoughts on making my own sauces and rubs (I know many love to do their own things and I can respect that):

    There's no way I'm going to try to out do or even try to duplicate the rub makers. I think they do a wonderful service by their trial and error methods. I simply don't have the time, patience or desire to do it. I tried to make them on my own thinking I could do it better and so I can proudly say I make my own rubs and sauces. You know the male pride thing. I learned fairly quick to let the professionals do what they do best.
    That being said, one of my hobbies and joys of life is BBQing. With that comes an appreciation and desire to try as many different sauces and rubs out there. I literally have tried dozens of different rubs and sauces made throughout this country and some I ordered from other countries. I see what the pro's use and I have ordered that. I see what the regulars use on my favorite bbq sites and I have ordered that. I spend a lot of money experimenting, but it is worth it. I love doing it. I visit and actively participate in various bbq message boards and read a lot of books on it. It is one of my passions. One day, when I have the time, I would love to travel and compete in BBQ contests around the country.

    Now that you know where I'm coming, I will give my favorites so far (remember my tastes change and rubs/sauces are very subjective). These are also favorites that my family and friends love. They are my guinea pigs. I strive for perfection, but it will never come. I'm glad it will never come. The chase is more fun than the kill.

    I have only included the major bbq meat items (the 4 categories in comps and what most people make).

    Chicken (pieces/spatchcock/beer can)

    Rubs:

    Cluck and Squeal All Purpose Rub. A competitive bbq cook from Canada makes this and is a very, very nice guy. You can order from his U.S. distributor (if you want I can give you his info). It is by far the best chicken rub I have ever used. Not even close and I have tried dozens and dozens.

    Sauces:

    I tend to like a sweeter sauce usually on my chicken (tastes vary depending on my mood). If I had to choose one it would be Southern Soul's Sweet Georgia Brown BBQ sauce. It is a local Georgia (St Simons Island) sauce and all of their sauces are awesome. They have a restaurant and it is excellent. I'm usually highly critical of bbq places, but these guys are truely awesome. They compete a lot also. Here is their website: http://southernsoulbbq.com/store/sauce.html

    Chicken Wings (got to add this--wings are everyones favorite snack food)

    Rubs:

    Cluck and Squeal and Oakridge BBQ Signature Edition Habanero Death Dust (awesome rub company out of Kearney, Missouri). Great Christian company who gives 10% back to charity from each order. Their stuff is as fresh as you can get. Here is their website: http://www.oakridgebbq.com/p/about-our-products.html

    Sauces:

    Southern Soul Sweet Georgia Brown, Blues Hog Original and Mustard based sauce, Carnivore Hot BBQ Sauce.

    You can buy Blues Hog products here (amazingly good sauce): http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/blueshog/

    Carnivore site (great guy who owns this): http://www.carnivorebbq.com/

    Pork Butt

    Rubs:

    Oakridge Competition Beef and Pork Rub and it isn't close. There is a reason why many pro's use this. There Santa Maria Steak rub is awesome on steaks, but so is this rub (buy their sampler pack--$3.65 for a pack of their 5 rubs which includes shipping--great deal).

    Sauces:

    Oh so many for this category, but I will choose just a few. Scott's Barbeque Sauce (North carolina based sauce--best Carolina sauce there is IMO) Here is their info: http://www.scottsbarbecuesauce.com/

    Blues Hog Tennessee Red BBQ Sauce (another vinegar based sauce--real good--more Western Carolina sauce--Scott's is Eastern Carolina sauce)

    Blues Hog Original and Blues Hog Tennessee Red mixed 50/50.

    Shealy's Mustard BBQ Sauce (I live around the mustard based sauce region, but I prefer this one) Here is their info: http://www.shealysbbq.com/page.php?pageid=4

    Brisket

    Rubs:

    Texas BBQ Rub (some real good brisket rub) http://texasbbqrub.com/brisketrub.htm

    I also like Oakridge BBQ Competition Beef and Pork rub I mentioned above.

    Sometimes just good ole fresh salt and pepper is nice also.

    Sauces:

    I prefer no sauce on my brisket if smoked properly, but many people do. Carnivore Hot BBQ Sauce or whatever my guests ask for. Like I said, sauce on brisket isn't my thing.

    Ribs (I personally buy spares and cut them St Louis style)

    Rubs:

    Simply Marvelous Cherry Rub (great, great rub--catering and competition company out of California--extremely awesome rubs--great company).  All of their rubs are awesome.  Apple and Spice is great with ribs also.  Overall this is the best rub company IMO.  Close second is Oakridge BBQ rubs (link above). Here is their info: http://simplymarvelousbbq.com/store/


    Sauces:

    Blues Hog Original and Blues Hog Tennessee Red mixed 50/50

    Carnivore Sweet

    Central BBQ Mild sauce (great BBQ restaurant in Memphis--I like this sauce a lot for ribs) Here is their info: http://www.cbqmemphis.com/online-shop.html

    Injections and Marinades:

    I usually inject my pork butts and brisket. I have tried Fab, Kosmos, and Butcher's BBQ marinades (the major players). I prefer Butchers, but Kosmos is really good also--toss up really. I like the final product with injection vs. not injecting (I have made it with and without and had a lot of people taste test both and all preferred the injected one on the brisket and pork).
     
    Here is their info: http://www.butcherbbq.com/ and http://www.kosmosq.com/.

    Like I said, my tastes will change and I will order more stuff and that could change my opinion as well. I have 3 orders of rubs and sauces coming in this week and next. I'm addicted. I will add and subtract from this list as my opinion changes.

    Now go out and smoke something.
  • My local egg dealer started to carry dizzy pig due to all the chatter on this site. I will have to make a trip over there and pick some up. A trip to the BBQ shop can get expensive (LOL)....
  • Mike, I'm not being a smart ass but who is your local dealer, maybe there are some eggers on here that also shop there.
  • Most all the DP rubs are good. We liked the Jamacian Firewalk a lot on our spatchcock chickens.
    LBGE
  • mikeb9550mikeb9550 Posts: 95
    edited September 2012
    Mike, I'm not being a smart ass but who is your local dealer, maybe there are some eggers on here that also shop there.
    Heat n Sweep of Pymouth (Its really in Canton, MI on lily and Joy road by the little airport). Real nice guys...

    http://www.heatnsweepofplymouth.com/
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 301


    Sauces:

    I tend to like a sweeter sauce usually on my chicken (tastes vary depending on my mood). If I had to choose one it would be Southern Soul's Sweet Georgia Brown BBQ sauce. It is a local Georgia (St Simons Island) sauce and all of their sauces are awesome. They have a restaurant and it is excellent. I'm usually highly critical of bbq places, but these guys are truely awesome. They compete a lot also. Here is their website: http://southernsoulbbq.com/store/sauce.html


    I live a mile from Southern Soul Harrison & Griff do a great job.
  • beteez said:


    Sauces:

    I tend to like a sweeter sauce usually on my chicken (tastes vary depending on my mood). If I had to choose one it would be Southern Soul's Sweet Georgia Brown BBQ sauce. It is a local Georgia (St Simons Island) sauce and all of their sauces are awesome. They have a restaurant and it is excellent. I'm usually highly critical of bbq places, but these guys are truely awesome. They compete a lot also. Here is their website: http://southernsoulbbq.com/store/sauce.html


    I live a mile from Southern Soul Harrison & Griff do a great job.

    Lucky you.  My local Egg/BBQ dealer carries their stuff.  Love it.  Their restaurant is really good also.

    Thanks for responding.

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