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Old 01-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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What do you guys think are the top 5 rubs and sauces that are being used by top competing teams? Getting my game plan on for the upcoming season. Seeing if it is more cost effective to buy stuff premade or keep making my own which take alot of time and money. Dont get me wrong I enjoy making the stuff but just like to cut cost a little bit.
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Blues Hog sauces all 3 ,Slabs products rubs and sauce, Marinades from Smoke on Wheels ,Plowboys rubs , just off the top of my balding little head.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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there are waaaaay too many winning combinations and processes to box into a top 5.

i use commercial rubs from oakridge, obie cue, home bbq, smoking guns, williams, etc....

i use commercial sauces from blues hog, slabs, head country, etc...

i use commercial injections/marinades from butchers, kosmos, SOW, etc...

i ALSO use home made stuff in combination with these.

my best advice would be to try ALOT of different combos and see what works for you and your cooking. there's quite a bit of direction given here @ the brethren, but in the end, it's up to you to find your top 5.

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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Blues Hog, Smoking Guns Hot, Plowboys, Cowtown,Slabs, Cimmaron Doc's, and FAB. I have 20+ rubs and 20+ sauces on my shelf, would be hard to get down to just 5. As a rule of thumb, I usually figure if the sauce is sold in gallons, and the rub in 5-7lb containers, it is pretty popular.

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Old 01-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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Yeah, I hear that works pretty good.

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Old 01-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #8
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #9
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My guess on the Top 5, in no particular order:

Blues Hog Original
Blues Hog TN Red
Smokin' Guns Hot
Head Country Sauce
Cimmarron Doc's Rib Rub
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Old 01-06-2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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My favorite would be anyone of them that wants to sponsor my first year KCBS team

Otherwise I am always experimenting and seem to always go back to Oak ridge rubs or Plowboys and all of the Blues Hog
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:50 PM   #12
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #13
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I would guess the majority are commercial considering how often the top teams cook. That in mind, slabs, blues hog, butchers and obie are probably up there.....with good pecan smoke
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:07 PM   #14
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Rubs: Cowlick, Dizzydust, and Tsunami Spin (all Dizzypig), 3Eyez bbq rub

Sauces: Q (Tuffy's commercial sauce), head country, blueshog, big bob gibsons
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #15
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