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09-25-2010, 09:30 AM
I am doing my first competition this week. I see many folks have their favorite rub and sauce for chicken and rub and sauce for ribs. I am fond of chicken and rib tickler as a rub and some doctored up sweet baby rays.... I am here in the North eastern US where they seem to like sweet with a little heat. I would love if I could get some other good rubs and sauces for ribs and chicken. I have heard Plowboys yardbird is good on chicken... Thanks in advance for any help or insight you can give.... Sauces seem to give me the most trouble as far as a good match......

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
09-25-2010, 09:49 AM
as far as rubs try 3 Eyez and Dizzy Pig Tsunimie spin. both really good on chicken ( and mashed potatos and..and..and...).

I like Head Country sauce as well as doctored SBR...

oh and eggs, really good on eggs..

09-25-2010, 12:37 PM
Since the banner hangs on my site at every competition, I guess it's no secret that I use Plowboy's rubs. Yardbird on chicken and ribs.

BTW, I wouldn't use them if they weren't good :)

09-25-2010, 03:14 PM
Plowboys are all good, I like a little smokin' guns hot from time to time on chicken, I also use some big ron's on ribs which is really good. As for sauce I have used blues hog but am trying to shy away, I really like naked bones cherry.

JD McGee
09-25-2010, 08:49 PM
When not using my own I like Kosmo's "Dirty Bird" and Dizzy Pig "Swamp Venom" on chicken...Simply Marvelous "Spicy Apple" and Dizzy Dust on ribs. As far as a commercial sauce goes...Sweet Baby Rays...:becky:

09-26-2010, 01:23 PM
My chicken is always a work in progress...seems it's the only category I just don't win the judges heart with....I'd love some pointers on this one as well. As for commercial sauce, I'm with JD...SBR's mixed with some red current jelly. Yummy!


09-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Go to the best most successful BBQ joint in your area and taste their sauce. Don't vary too greatly from theirs for your contest even if you have your "personal favorite".