I am always surprised by the number of people who would rather buy rubs and sauces than make their own on a message board dedicated to BBQ. I kinda figured everybody would have their ďsecretĒ blends.
I donít think that there isnít anything magic behind making a good homemade rub. There are plenty of recipes out there that you can start from. Wicked Good BBQ has a good one that I like. I use a modified Chris Lilly recipe on pork butt. Those recipes seemed to have served their inventors well.
I find the fun (and challenge) is in the tinkering. I guess that I would have expected more people to share this same desire/affliction.
So Iíll keep tinkering. It is good to know that there is a market out there. Because who knows, you all might be buying mine someday!
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