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Looking for a new rub
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Looking for a new rub
There are as many rub recipes as there are BBQ artists. Maybe more. However, I've run out of my last supply of rub and am looking for suggestions. If you have a rub that you feel strongly about and think that it is the best dang thing that ever happened to meat, please share it here and I'll give it a try.

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07-06-2006 10:32 AM
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You need to provide more details, like the type of meat you'll use it for, spices you like, spices you don't like, etc. What was your last rub and what did/didn't you like about it?

Think about building your own. I think Joe covered the basics of making your own rub in a recent thread, choosing a base of salt/paprika, balancing heat/sweet, salty/sour, and adding flavors as you go. Or pick one from your favorite BBQ book to try. Or search foodnetwork.com.

You're right though, the Web is inundated with rub and sauce recipes.
07-06-2006 12:45 PM
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Nashby, I would agree with Gumbo... In terms of books, I think Paul Kirk is an excellent resource to pull from... Also, Mike Mill's book, Peace, Love & Barbecue, has an excellent section on rubs... You might want to check either of those for great ideas...
07-06-2006 01:31 PM
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Pick a cuisine you liike. Consider their flavorings.

Mexican for example.

garlic, lime, oregano, cumin, chili powder or pure ground chile Add some salt and maybe some sugar. Squeeze lime over it when done, or just add dried ground lime zest. Or scoop up some limeade mix wtih the sugar already in it for the rub.

Maybe use some salsa as the base for barbecue sauce instead of ketchup.

I've done an italian rib this way. Pretty good. Did a sweet and hot too. Tried an indian one in tandoori spice mix of my own. That one wasn't that good. I don't understand Indian spice balance that well it seems.

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07-06-2006 03:36 PM
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Thanks. It isn't that I don't like the rubs that I've tried. I do. They mostly have the usual stuff like paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, brown sugar, etc. Maybe I should just stick with that. I was just wondering if there was a rub that someone thought was head and shoulders above the rest. I use it mostly for ribs and chicken but even brisket at times. It really is subjective anyway since it all depends on taste. Thanks for the book references.

I must admit that using curry or having Indian flavor doesn't tempt me at all. And even though I love Mexican food that is not what I want in my BBQ either. I must be really boring. I think that the smoke is the real flavor anyway. The rub just adds a bit of a kick.

Anybody planning on competing in Pat's event on the 24th?
07-06-2006 04:13 PM
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Go to Q4U, eat some of T's ribs, and buy some of his rub.

The problem with finding the "best rub" is that nobody can agree on what's best--it's subjective. That's why you have to find what you like.

Hoochie alluded to Mike Mill's book which brings up another resource: try the rubs of some of the competition winners. You can find recipes online for most big-name BBQ cooks.

For example, try BRITU: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.rbjb.com/fpq/britu.htm">http://www.rbjb.com/fpq/britu.htm</a><!-- m -->
Dr. BBQ's Big Time BBQ Rub: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.drbbq.com/drbbqrecipes.html">http://www.drbbq.com/drbbqrecipes.html</a><!-- m -->
Myron Mixon also has a rub recipe online.

Or if you want to buy some rub, go to Cabela's and buy the Cookshack rib rub, Jack Stack rub, etc.

Or buy online at Hawgeyes: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/BBQ-Rubs.html">http://www.hawgeyesbbq.com/BBQ-Rubs.html</a><!-- m -->

For brisket, combine your favorite beef spices and sprinkle lightly (the BRITU author, Mike Scrutchfield also has a brisket recipe you can try, then add some Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Good luck.
07-07-2006 07:47 AM
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Great. Thanks again.
07-07-2006 08:05 AM
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Here is one of Paul Kirks that he sells.

Respice, adspice, prospice. Latin proverb.
Respice = you didn't use enough spice the first time! adspice = you ought to add spice, you know? prospice = you should be an advocate for spice!
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07-17-2006 11:12 PM
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Here's one of my favorites:

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07-19-2006 03:10 PM
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