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Unread 05-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by TroyA65 View Post
So.We had a bbq rub taste test at my house last night. I made 3 racks of St. Louis style ribs, one with my Rub #3, one with Yardbird, and one with McCormick Applewood rub. The ribs were not sauced.

I cut off one rib of each rub for each member of my family. The first taste of each had to be without sauce, then they could sauce it up.

Results:
My rub technically tied with Yardbird (my son & I like Yardbird, My wife and daughter liked my rub) but since I am the cook, Ill give the tie to Yardbird.

Comparison:
Here is what is in my Rub #3
smoked paprika
ground black pepper
chili powder
garlic powder
celery salt
dry mustard
cumin
onion powder
cayenne

My rub has good flavor but has a savory profile (note no sugar) and I use the sauce to get the sweetness (SBR hickory and brown sugar is our favorite)

Yardbird- Ive seen this comment several times it just tastes like BBQ and I couldnt agree more. It seemed to have a better smokey flavor without being oversmoked.

McCormicks Applewood rub the taste was ok , not great, but the texture of the rub I think screwed it up. The rub is just powder (think flour or powdered sugar) with dried minced onion. All of the rubs I have seen have more of a granular structure.

Request:
So going forward I will be using more and more Yardbird. However, Yardbird lacked the heat that I like. I know many of you mix commercial rubs together or layer one over another to get the flavor your looking for. I would like to get a layer of heat (could just add some cayenne I suppose) do any of you have suggestions for a rib rub that would add some heat? I look forward to exploring more rubs, thanks!
I think a lot of people use Smoking Guns HOT for the heat on Yardbird.
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