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snyper77 11-13-2012 09:38 PM

Who knows RUBS? Please read....
Just a few questions about rubs:
  1. If I can really save money doing it myself, please offer up a good all-around recipe.
  2. If I do the "store bought" rub, which product do you recommend that is an excellent deal and a great value for the price?

Toast 11-13-2012 09:47 PM

Hoosier1960 11-13-2012 09:49 PM

+1 on Simply Marvelous

snyper77 11-13-2012 09:51 PM

What's the most popular flavor of simply marvelous??

Outnumbered 11-13-2012 10:15 PM

It really depends on what you're cooking and how you like your BBQ. I've not had SM, but have heard good things. Plowboys is great stuff, but knowing which one is right for you is dependent on if you're cooking pork or brisket or chicken or ribs. If you like it sweet or hot, etc.

Check out the basic rubs from the Chris Lilly book. Lots of good basic rubs to start with there.

NorthwestBBQ 11-14-2012 06:10 AM


posey's_pork_pit 11-14-2012 06:20 AM

IMHO, the McCormick Montreal seasonings are very good supermarket rubs. As for Simply Marvelous, I'd start with Season All and one other - Cherry is really good on just about everything. If you can, buy the 6 pack and decide which you like best.

GreenDrake 11-14-2012 07:47 AM

Season All is more of a light dusting salt than it is a full on rub. As for SM, you can't go wrong with ANY of them. I tend to always make his Sweet Seduction my primary layer, then depending on the meat, I will add Cherry to pork and a topcoat of Pecan for a little kick. If you buy his sampler pack, you will love every one of them. The Spicy Apple is also wonderful to play with but honestly without going goo goo over each one and its application, just get them all, I run out all the time, Steph always takes great care of his customers.

Phubar 11-14-2012 07:55 AM

I agree with Posey...McCormick is very good for a commercial store bought rub.

Grizzly6 11-14-2012 07:58 AM

Three pigs Championship Rub, Cherry Rub, and Memphis rub are good.

There is a Bosnian spice called Veggeta... look it up... great on chicken!!

Bonewagon 11-14-2012 09:38 AM

Simply Marvelous, Plowboys, Dizzy Pig, and The Rub Co. are the ones I reach for.

HuskerMan 11-14-2012 09:45 AM

I would highly suggest Big Ron's Rubs if your not going to make your own. Either the original or Hint of Houston.

chad 11-14-2012 09:53 AM

A lot depends on how much you use throughout the year.
I tend to need 20 or so pounds of rub per year for church events and so I make mine using the 8-3-1-1 formula from Alton Brown and confirmed by Myron. I also buy Myron's basic meat rub for use at home and as gifts -- though my blend and Myron's are similar :mrgreen:

Last batch was 8# light brown sugar, 3# salt, 1# chili powder, 1# Spanish paprika, 1# blend of cayenne, black pepper, granulated garlic, onion powder, and I think dried basil. And yes, I used pounds as my unit of measure for this batch. I like weight better than "measure" scaling and keeping recipes correct.

NRA4Life 11-14-2012 10:00 AM


Originally Posted by HuskerMan (Post 2271216)
I would highly suggest Big Ron's Rubs if your not going to make your own. Either the original or Hint of Houston.

I like Hint of Houston on chicken and pork.

Melt In The Sun 11-14-2012 10:12 AM

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