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O B City
06-28-2010, 04:30 PM
I have always done my own rubs because the ones they carry in grocery stores around here are crap. After travelling to Texas and discovering how much better in general the rubs were than mine, I have decided to start a "storebought" rub collection.

Now I don't want to buy everything under the sun just to find out I don't like it. So I am going to limit myself to ones that you folks recommend.

Reading through past posts, I am already set to go get Blues Hog, Head Country, and Rooster Booster. I am not looking to start any fights, just send along your recommendations.

I primarily cook the following:
Pork Spare Ribs
Pork BB Ribs
Pork Tenderloin
Pork Loin roast and chops
Beef ribs
Beef Tri Tip
Chicken of all sorts

Thanks for your time.

06-28-2010, 05:13 PM
I really like Sucklebusters Hoochie Mama Rub. I haven't tried Blues Hog or Head Country but they are on my must try list too.

I made some ribs over the weekend and tried the Slap Yo Daddy All Purpose Rub he has posted on his site and really liked it. You might want to give that a try too.

06-28-2010, 05:55 PM
My all time favorite is Head Country. :eating: I also use Big Ron's "Hint of Houston" and his "Just Rub It On". I use either/or on ribs, Boston Butt and Brisket. For chicken I use Rooster Booster :D and plan on getting the Seafood Splash that SmokyOkie has. Every time a see a rub in my travels it seems to follow me home so I do experiement but Head Country is still my favorite. :twocents:

06-28-2010, 07:49 PM
You have to try out the Ployboys Rubs.
I also like Cimmaron Docs...
http://www.greatlakesbbqsupply.com/category.sc;jsessionid=76476C01002B56911B59B85A528 E7157.qscstrfrnt04?categoryId=2

O B City
06-28-2010, 08:25 PM
I have also heard reference to "Magic Dust", what the heck is that?

TX Sandman
06-28-2010, 08:49 PM
Personal favorites have been Sucklebuster's rubs and D-dog's rubs. SB's Hoochie Mama is good on beef and is a go-to for brisket, while Hog Waller is good for ribs. D-dog's Apple rub is good for most all pork or chicken, while the Original is good for burgers. D-dog's rubs are sweeter, while the SB line is more savory.

Sucklebusters (http://www.sucklebusters.com/)
D-dog's site (http://ddogsbbq.com/)

02-20-2011, 11:00 AM
I have also heard reference to "Magic Dust", what the heck is that?


02-20-2011, 11:52 AM
For pork, I sure like Big Rons hint of houston. It has just a little heat, not much. Very low in salt. He also has in the house(?iirc) and original. I don't like the in the house, original is too blah and needs something added to it.

Poultry, RB.

Beef, Tony C's, rest is individual spices

02-20-2011, 03:15 PM
This is what i use & love it !


He also has sample packs!


Tuck :monkey:

Fatback Joe
02-21-2011, 08:17 AM
Plowboys Yardbird on chicken and pork and Smoking Guns Hot on beef. :thumbs up:

02-21-2011, 08:08 PM
Head Country for sure; all purpose.

Salt Grass 7 Spice, formulated for beef, esp. steak. Great on beef ribs and brisket. Or...anything!


02-21-2011, 08:51 PM
PM me an address...Mad Hunky should be in yer pantry :{)

02-21-2011, 09:55 PM
Soon to come, SmokyOkie's Good'n'Beefy for steaks, burgers, and anything you want to beef up and light up.

02-22-2011, 12:29 PM
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Stocked my pantry at the beginning of last season and underwent a similar adventure to taste some of what is out there.

Love the Rooster Booster and Yardbird rubs on chicken and chicken parts.

Pork loves Pappys, also the Pappy's prime rib rub rocked the 2 prime rib roasts, burgers, and NY strip roasts I did.

Hands down family favorite was the Plowboys bovine bold.

Mad Hunky was great some whole birds, and pork I did with it.

Next up to try will be Head Country, re-up my Bovine Bold and Rooster Booster for this years smokes.

02-22-2011, 08:30 PM
I like that Bovine Bold too... solid beef contender!

02-22-2011, 09:59 PM
I like that Bovine Bold too... solid beef contender!

I know somebody that sells it and gives folks a Q joint discount.:blushing:

06-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Thanks to a friend from San Antonio I've discovered Fiesta brisket rub and I've used Everglades Heat for seafood for a long time. I think it once was called Swamp Dust. It was literally made near the swamp. Just bought 5 lbs for some wild salmon and local wild shrimp. I went out on a limb and bought something I've never used but it sure sounded good. Cactus Dust. I'll get back on that one.:tempted:

06-26-2012, 09:23 AM
Plowboys Yardbird on chicken and pork ... :thumbs up:

:whathesaid: My chicken is really a hit with Yardbird. My wife really likes it on ribs.

I like Plowboys Bovine Bold on beef & also use it on items like ABTs, Moinks, etc.

If you like a sweet flavor profile, Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction is a good all around rub.

06-26-2012, 11:29 AM
If you can't get it from US BBQ Supply -

then you probably don't need it!

just sayin'!

06-29-2012, 06:31 PM
I use Big Ron's Hint of Houston on Pork and Chicken.
Big Ron's In The House on Beef.
Big Ron's (http://bigronswebsite.com/)