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Meat Church Holy Voodoo for spare ribs

dstearndstearn Posts: 1,701
Has anyone used this rub on spare ribs?

Is it too spicy or do you layer it with other rubs like Honey Hog? 


  • WoodersonWooderson Posts: 305
    I've done straight voo doo on wings.   I've used a mix of voo doo and holy gospel on baby backs.   I didn't think it had much heat,  but then again,  I'm known for drinking hot sauce out of the bottle. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,943
    I think the "too spicy" is solely subjective to the person eating it.
    Do half a rack with Voodoo and half with a Voodoo mix. A longer cook, like ribs. will really mellow down the spices.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 27,566
    I've tried some fairly spicy rubs on ribs, and for whatever reason, never found the end result to be all that spicy.   That could be because I also tend to use a sauce that isn't terribly spicy, so maybe that helps offset things, I'm not sure.   
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  • It’s got a kick but I would be more careful of the salt. I love Holy Voodoo but it is way saltier than most rib rubs. It has MSG in it which really amps up the saltiness. I would think if you put enough on ribs to really feel the heat, they are going to be really salty 
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 5,682
    The MSG is the reason that I put it back on the shelf. As far as I know it is the only Meatchurch rub that has MSG.
  • I love it but it is salty. I bought a bottle of cattleman’s Cajun fusion recently. It has a similar flavor and isn’t as salty. I still like voo doo better but I use it sparingly. We don’t usually eat many salty rubs. Wish they would cut out the msg and salt or offer a lower salt version. The flavor really is good. 
  • FX3SFX3S Posts: 1
    My kids can't eat it.  I would consider it similar to "hot" for hot wings....very subjective.

    The taste is great but I go light because yes it can be salty.
  • TechsasJimTechsasJim Posts: 1,271
    I can’t speak to the Voodoo but I use Holy Gospel from time to time on ribs.  
    LBGE, HCI 9.4, SE Texas
  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,701
    I contacted the Meat Church store. They recommend starting out with a light coat and layer Honey Hog on top or just use Voodoo on the back side and Honey Hog on the meat side. I am going to split a slab and try the layering method and one half with just the Voodoo rub.
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