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What are your favorite rubs?

Newbie here. What are your favorite rubs for beef,pork,chicken and seafood? Also what brands? I have used John Henry's pecan for baby back ribs and their chicken tickler for chicken. I'd like to get some different perspective as I have only had a few cooks on the egg so far.


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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,173

    Here's a coffee rub we really like.

    1 Tbs. finely ground espresso coffee beans
    1 Tbs. pure ancho chile powder
    1 tsp. natural cocoa powder
    1 tsp. granulated garlic
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    1/2 tsp. brown sugar
    1/2 tsp. ground fennel seed
    1/8 tsp. ground allspice
    4 tsp. kosher salt
    2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • The link below gives a long post on my favorite rubs and sauces.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Back rub....with eucalyptus oil.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • mb99zzmb99zz Posts: 183
    I got a rub called "Jake's Grillin Beef Rub" at Wegman's recently and it's a great coffee based rub.  I've used it on NY Strips with great success.  Of course, I love my Dizzy Pig rubs so far too.
  • Bad Byrons Butt Rub! 
  • GLWGLW Posts: 178
    Bobby Flay's rib rub.
    When in doubt add more pepper.
  • Oak ridge-secret weapon
  • EggerinLAEggerinLA Posts: 186
    edited October 2012
    The link below gives a long post on my favorite rubs and sauces.

    Awesome post. Thanks for being so detailed. +1,000,000
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,848
    I like Plowboys Yardbird.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,911

    Texas BBQ Rubs are all great.  I keep em all on hand...

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    I picked up some dizzy pig today and I am using it for the first time!!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    edited October 2012
    Well , put the red eye express on the burgers and the wife did not like it!. I thought it wasn't bad. Maybe not a good spice to put on burgers?
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    I tried the red eye on burgers and kind of liked it, we had them without buns that night though. The red eye has a very bold flavor and it seems to work with heavier flavored meats. I liked it also on some t-bone lamb chops.
  • Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 30
    Oakridge Secret weapon is my new go to rub now.. Just did 2 slabs of st louis today with it and oh my god are they amazing tasting,,
  • Bumm39Bumm39 Posts: 52
    edited October 2012
    Anything DP, But its mostly bout the Wood
  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
    Plowboys (yardbird and bovine bold) and Simply marvelous (All are good but particularly season all and cherry) are the only ones I've had that I really think are worth the price. I've tried dozens and quite a few are bad, most are ok but haven't wowed me enough to justify repeat purchase. The ones I mentioned above are my absolute favorites that I always keep on hand.

  • hogsfanhogsfan Posts: 128
    edited October 2012
    Double post.
  • 3 beer rub
  • Barberians steak rub for beef.

  • Texas BBQ Rubs are all great.  I keep em all on hand...

    +1...DP rubs are good too!

    Alexander City,Al
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,981

    Rub Co Original, Santa Maria
    Simply Marvelous Peppered Cow
    DP Cow Lick, Raising the Steaks


    Plowboys Yardbird
    Simply Marvelous Cherry, Spicy Apple, Sweet & Spicy, Season All


    Plowboys Yardbird
    Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction, Cherry Rub
    Big Butz Chicken Dust


    DP Raging River
    Plowboys Fin & Feather
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
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