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gotribe28 06-23-2013 12:23 AM

Looking for a Sweet Rib Rub
I usually use a store bought rub like Famous Daves or Earl Campbells but last night the wife and I went to a BBQ place (only because we got a gift certificate) nothing seems to measure up to mine... brag brag....
As expected the brisket and chicken were both drier then a popcorn fart, but man oh man were the ribs outstanding, he used a very sweet rub almost made it taste like candy ribs, they were addicting. Now I love my ribs have been told to start selling by the rack but the wife wants me to try this kind of rub.... Any ideas? Would Grub Rub be what I am looking for or not sweet enough?

gmag 06-23-2013 07:34 AM

Plowboys Yardbird

code3rrt 06-23-2013 07:39 AM

There are several out there, I like SM's Spicey Apple and / or Sweet and Spicy on pork ribs.


K-JUN 06-23-2013 07:46 AM

Bone Suckin' original seasoning & rub taste pretty sweet to me.

BossHogg 06-23-2013 07:49 AM

Simply Marvelous Spicy Apple, or Sweet Seduction.

Either one, amazing on ribs.

Wolfpack 06-23-2013 07:51 AM

Blues hog is great for ribs

Wolfpack 06-23-2013 07:54 AM

Sorry cant read- for rubs pick one you like and add some turbinado sugar to sweeten to your preference. Or try raging river or pineapple head from dizzy pig

nthole 06-23-2013 08:01 AM

Are you sure they were just dry rubbed? A lot of the sweetness I see comes from the honey, brown sugar and juice they are soaked in during the foiling. They don't look like they've been mopped with sauce, but they have a particular candied glaze to them when done that way.

That said... like was previously said, I'd just take something you already like and mix it 50/50 with brown sugar and rub that on to start with.

Q-Dat 06-23-2013 10:01 AM

I suggest you just use your normal rub and then cover the top of it with brown sugar. Leave it to sit for a few minutes and the sugar will melt and coat the ribs.

You can see a demonstration in this video.

SweetBlue 06-23-2013 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by K-JUN (Post 2525744)
Bone Suckin' original seasoning & rub taste pretty sweet to me.

I second this. Amazing and sweet.

Also you might consider this: I've seen people coat their ribs with brown sugar with some butter on top right when they foil. I've never tried it but I plan to after seeing it. Edit: Ha! Looks like Q Dat beat me too it.

NazBQ 06-23-2013 10:23 AM

The brown sugar and honey when you foil will give you all the sweet you need. Plowboys Yardbird is good compliment though.

hachi-roku_fan 06-23-2013 10:27 AM

Make some Memphis Meat Dust. I thought it was sweet.

bpainter 06-23-2013 10:34 AM

I have been using Big Poppa's Sweet Money rub and like it.

jrbab 06-23-2013 11:13 AM

Folks at my house seem to like Three Little Pigs 'Touch of Cherry' rub.
Lowe's carries it by me.

mytmouz 06-23-2013 01:04 PM

SM's Cherry rub...

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