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Jason
03-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Hey,
I've said before I'm not all that good at cooking so right now I'm just looking for a really simple rub to get me going when my drum is finished.
I'm thinking about starting with a pork butt and don't like things too spicy but a little's ok. If anyone has any they would like to share with me that you think I might like I'd appreciate your sharing it with me.

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PigCicles
03-30-2009, 09:39 PM
There are a lot of nice general purpose rubs. Some have more sugars than others. Are you looking to prepare your own or do you want to buy one??

If you're looking to buy our very own resident Rub-O-Holic peculiarmike should be along soon to give you a good heads up.

To prepare one let us know and we'll chime some in for ya.

Personally I like to use Head Country as a nice general rub without much heat.

Partyshack BBQ
03-30-2009, 09:55 PM
I agree you can't beat Head country for off the shelf rubs. I do like Plowboys too. But you won't be able to find that at a Wal Mart.

peculiarmike
03-30-2009, 10:19 PM
Make your own - modify, add, subtract as pleases you -

BasicRub

1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
2 tablespoons Kosher Salt (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/kosher-flake-salt)
1/4 teaspoon Black Peppercorns (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/whole-black-tellicherry-peppercorns)
1/4 teaspoon Paprika (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/sweet-hungarian-paprika)
1 tablespoon Powdered Mustard (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/hot-oriental-mustard-powder)
1 tablespoon Onion Powder (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/onion-powder-white-or-toasted-granules)
2 tablespoons Garlic Powder (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/high-bulk-index-garlic-powder)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon, or to taste Chipotle Chile Pepper (http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/black-and-red-morita-chipotle-chile-peppers)
Grind peppercorn in a spice mill or coffee grinder until coarse or as desired. Add to other ingredients or blend all ingredients in a blender until desired consistency. Store in an airtight jar in the freezer for up to 6 months. Use on chicken wings (marinate 6-8hrs), beef brisket (marinate 8hrs to overnight), flank steak (6-8hrs) or pork ribs (8 hours to overnight).
I have others, PM me if interested.

Buy prepared rubs - most have a website -
Blues Hog
Head Country
Arthur Bryant's
Stubbs
Rufus Teague
Happy Holla
Cowtown - order here - good rubs and sauce - I like the Sweet Spot Rub -
http://thekansascitybbqstore.com/kc2/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=76

ENJOY!

Joneser
03-31-2009, 05:57 AM
Mike Mills' Magic Dust
From Peace, Love, and Barbecue by Mike Mills and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe

Ingredients:

* 1/2 cup paprika
* 1/4 cup kosher salt, finely ground
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons mustard powder
* 1/4 cup chili powder
* 1/4 cup ground cumin
* 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
* 1/4 cup granulated garlic
* 2 tablespoons cayenne

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly covered container. You'll want to keep some in a shaker next to the grill or stove. Keeps indefinitely but won't last long.

Jason
03-31-2009, 04:42 PM
Thank you very much for these. I really can't wait to try them!!!

I'll try the store bought ones but I'm looking forward to trying my own. I'm really looking forward to experimenting a little once I get going.

Joneser
03-31-2009, 05:58 PM
Tinker with those, they'll get you going. Customize them and make them your own.

SmokyOkie
03-31-2009, 09:17 PM
Can't go wrong with Head Country for an all around.

Here's a LINK (http://thekansascitybbqstore.com/kc2/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=135)

It's not direct to Head Country cuz for some reason I couldn't get to their site to copy the URL, but you can order direct from them. Just Google their name.

BA_LoKo
03-31-2009, 09:19 PM
Can't go wrong with Head Country for an all around.

Here's a LINK (http://thekansascitybbqstore.com/kc2/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=135)

It's not direct to Head Country cuz for some reason I couldn't get to their site to copy the URL, but you can order direct from them. Just Google their name.

Direct link can be found here (http://www.headcountry.com/).

SmokyOkie
03-31-2009, 09:22 PM
Here (http://www.headcountry.com/Catalog.aspx?ID=7) is the link you really want.

Jason
04-02-2009, 05:52 PM
I'll go there and put it in my favorites. :sign0092:

Siesta Man
04-02-2009, 06:41 PM
Welcome to Q country Jason. Don't be afraid to experiment. People in different parts of the country have different tastes but in the end if you like it thats all that matters. My rub is almost like peculiarmikes. I also keep a mop sauce under the butt to baste it with and also strain it into a mustard type squirt bottle and squirt some on the pork while i'm pulling it. Works for me. :thumbs up: E.T.