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EJern63630 Sep 9, 2010 11:08 AM

Hello all! For years, I've used Tulocay's Made In Napa Valley rubs - beef & burger, poultry, Asian, Moroccan, etc. - when grilling meat, poultry, and fish. I love them - they're quick (just mix with olive oil and apply 15-30 minutes before grilling) and absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, the company periodically runs out of stock, and I'm now entirely out...but preparing grilled chicken for a group next week. I've combed the web, but it seems the Tucolay's rubs are out of stock everywhere.

Can anyone recommend another good, commercially-available rub or other BBQ seasoning for chicken?

Many thanks!

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  1. Antilope Sep 9, 2010 11:14 AM

    Penzeys has a good selection of various premixed spice rubs.
    Their spices are very fresh. Most commercial rubs I've tried seem
    stale and dead in comparison.

    http://www.penzeys.com/

    BBQ 3000
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysBBQ3000.html

    Arizona Dreaming
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysarizonadreaming.html

    Barbecue of the Americas
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysbbq_americas.html

    Bicentennial Rub Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysbicentennial.html

    Galena Street Rib and Chicken Rub
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysgalena.html

    Northwoods Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysnorthwoods.html

    Old World Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysoldworld.html

    Ozark Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysozarkseasoning.html

    Southwest Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeyssouthwest.html

    Tuscan Sunset
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

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      DMW Sep 9, 2010 12:44 PM

      I second Penzey's. Although I usually make my own rub for bbq, I've used several of the blends listed above and they are great. As Ant mentioned, very fresh.

      1. re: DMW
        JungMann Sep 28, 2010 01:23 PM

        What do you think of the Barbecue 3000 rub? I made a rib rub over the weekend based off some of the ingredients I saw in their recipe.

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        EJern63630 Sep 9, 2010 02:06 PM

        Thanks for the great suggestions! The ingredients in these sound terrific. I've ordered several and am looking forward to trying them out!

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        cocktailhour Sep 9, 2010 11:15 AM

        I would make my own and you can find lots of recipes, but if you want to purchase a mix, try Tom Douglas' Rubs of Love.

        1. CharlieKilo Sep 9, 2010 11:21 AM

          My personal favorite...

          http://stubbsbbq.com/

           
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            ricepad Sep 9, 2010 12:26 PM

            Turn this problem into an opportunity, and make your own rub. My complaint with most commercial rubs and pastes is that they use way too much salt.

            1. sizzlegrove Sep 27, 2010 11:21 AM

              I second the previous comment, it's so fun to mix up your own dry rubs! You can be super creative with it too. I make a coffee rub - http://sizzlegrove.blogspot.com/2010/... - which I love to use for smoked roast beef.

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                pickychicky1979 Sep 27, 2010 11:37 AM

                we really love an all purpose rub called Grub Rub

                1. scubadoo97 Sep 27, 2010 02:16 PM

                  The Dizzy Pig Co. http://www.dizzypigbbq.com/rubs.html

                  Texas Rib Rangers. http://peppers.com/cube/Rubs-and-Dry-...

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                    CDouglas Sep 28, 2010 01:08 PM

                    If you don't want to make your own Blues Hog makes one of the best:
                    http://www.amazon.com/Blues-Hog-Dry-Rub-Seasoning/dp/B001HO21WI

                    Bad Byron's makes a solid rub that I can find in the grocery store:
                    http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Byrons-Butt...

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                      chileheadmike Sep 28, 2010 01:58 PM

                      I didn't know Blues Hog made rub. I do know they make a heckuva good sauce.

                      I make my own rub but Smokin' Guns out of KC makes a fine pre-made rub.

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                      gordeaux Sep 28, 2010 01:14 PM

                      The only commercial rub I've found worth any of my $$ is this:
                      http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/G...

                      I usually only make my own, but I would not hesitate to buy this product. Warning, it has a kick! The heat mellows throughout the smoke time.

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                        OldTimer Oct 1, 2010 11:43 AM

                        I know this shocks many foodies, but I find Old Bay Seasoning a splendid rub for meat AND fish. It is not just for seafood, and you can add other spices to expand the flavor.

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                          scubadoo97 Oct 1, 2010 12:59 PM

                          Nothing wrong with Old Bay. They even sell an Old Bay rub.

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