View Full Version : who here is still make'in their OWN rub/sauces & using them..

11-02-2010, 11:28 AM
used my own stuff @ the jack and gave all the
ingredients away when i left, just thinking out loud here........:icon_blush:

11-02-2010, 01:33 PM
It was great meeting you at the Jack (I was the one with the black cowboy hat. LOL)

While I don't use rubs from scratch during comps, I also don't just use one rub. It's more often a mix of 4 or 5 different rubs. As for the sauce, again, it may have started as a commercial sauce but I've doctored them up again...

11-02-2010, 01:38 PM
I do.

11-02-2010, 01:39 PM
I do.


Candy Sue
11-02-2010, 01:41 PM
I do.

Now that's funny! Good too (rubs and joke!).

11-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Now that's funny! Good too (rubs and joke!).

I don't make my own wood, though. That I buy commercially.

11-02-2010, 02:29 PM
I do.
Which ones do you use again?

11-02-2010, 02:31 PM
The last comp I was involved in the team made it's own rubs and sauce, they did pretty well. But, many of the high scores went to sauces based on Blues Hog. There is a tendency, I believe, for judges to find a familiar flavor profile and whether they know it or not, gravitate towards it.

Alexa RnQ
11-02-2010, 02:48 PM
We still do.

Jacked UP BBQ
11-02-2010, 02:58 PM
I dont use anything straight. I do make my own rub for a few things, but mix commercially for others. Dont have time anymore to make them myself

11-02-2010, 03:27 PM
i dont use anything straight.


11-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Quau does all his own from what I understand.

JD McGee
11-02-2010, 03:41 PM
I use my own rub on pork, ribs, and chicken...commercial on brisket. I use a modified commercial sauce on all. Am working on my own sauce this off season...

11-02-2010, 04:15 PM
Make mine for pork and ribs, Rob's used mine to finish his chicken, and will be using my brisket next year when I'm competiting on my own. Need to tweak the pork & ribs some, but its close. Sauce - too much work on the sauce front as of right now. Rub's much easier

5-0 BBQ
11-02-2010, 04:43 PM
We use our own Sauce and Rub.

11-02-2010, 05:16 PM
We make our own of both.

Lake Dogs
11-02-2010, 05:16 PM
My own rub and my sauce 2/3rds with 1/3rd mixture of BH Original and Tennessee Red.

big brother smoke
11-02-2010, 06:27 PM
We use my rubs and super secret sauces!

11-02-2010, 06:39 PM

11-02-2010, 06:53 PM
We make our own, i think it is cheaper to do it yourself, some of the commercial rubs are getting pricey , just my opinion. And you get a little more satisfaction of it. I have tried others though, just happy with mine.:clap2:

11-02-2010, 07:12 PM
We have had success using our own rub recipe mixed for us by a third party. Just much cheaper we can get our rub produced for $1-2 per pound. We were buying commercial at $5-6 per pound even if we bought bulk

11-02-2010, 08:25 PM
We do.

Might not be cheaper, but better tasting all around. That goes for rub, sauce and marinade.


Kosmo's Q
11-02-2010, 09:44 PM
I use all my products only.

11-03-2010, 12:09 AM
I use my own rubs and sauces. But then, what do I know?

11-03-2010, 06:03 AM
I use my own rubs and sauces. But then, what do I know?

Now that is funny. :thumb:

11-03-2010, 06:29 AM
I like to use my own on Chicken, which we have won a few 1st Place turn-ins and I didn't have any left at the last comp so I used a purchased rub and also came in 1st, Got me thinking, is it more in the sauce than the rub:confused:

11-03-2010, 06:39 AM
All commercial and all doctored. For now...

11-03-2010, 07:01 AM
All commercial and all doctored. For now...

Same here. That will change a bit over the winter break.

11-03-2010, 07:54 AM
Make my own rub, a modified version of Dr. BBQ's recipe. Tried my own sauce it bombed. Switched to a bottled sauce this season and it was money for us all year, just had to doctor it with some hot sauce, rub and (since they were KCBS comps after all) sweeten it up with a simple syrup. Too sweet for me but the judges have loved it.

11-03-2010, 11:08 AM
We have our own rub, glaze & injection recipes for our pork entries and we have gotten a lot of positive feedback on them and top 10 scores. We have tried commercial sauces on brisket but still are not sold if it is even necessary. Chicken is the only meat we use all commercial stuff and we still have no chicken calls to date. :mad2:

11-03-2010, 11:26 AM
I make my own rubs and I doctor a comercial sauce and use Stubbs and Allegro marinades for an overnight soaker

Southern Home Boy
11-03-2010, 12:30 PM
We use our own. Sauces and Rubs both.

11-03-2010, 04:49 PM
We have made some of our own sauces with some small success. Rubs are still largely commercial, but would like to do all our own at some point

11-03-2010, 05:18 PM
We make our own rubs and sauces by putting them in a different container after we but them. :idea:

11-03-2010, 06:34 PM
As for rubs I usually use commercial (gotta love plowboy's and smokin guns hot), but I add to them or use them in conjunction with raw spices. As for sauce I have tried many commercial brands, made my own and still come back to commercial. I usually lean to the sauce that family/friends/myself prefers the best.

11-03-2010, 06:52 PM
To cheap to use anything but freebies and cheap spices mixed together..Kraft orginal rules..