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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 RE: EJern63630 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/penzey...

    Arizona Dreaming
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

    Barbecue of the Americas
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

    Bicentennial Rub Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

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

    Northwoods Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

    Old World Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

    Ozark Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

    Southwest Seasoning
    http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

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

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      DMW RE: Antilope 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.

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        JungMann RE: DMW 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 RE: Antilope 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 RE: EJern63630 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 RE: EJern63630 Sep 9, 2010 11:21 AM

          My personal favorite...

          http://stubbsbbq.com/

           
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            ricepad RE: EJern63630 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 RE: EJern63630 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 RE: EJern63630 Sep 27, 2010 11:37 AM

                we really love an all purpose rub called Grub Rub

                1. scubadoo97 RE: EJern63630 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 RE: EJern63630 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-R...

                    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 RE: CDouglas 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 RE: EJern63630 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 RE: EJern63630 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 RE: OldTimer Oct 1, 2010 12:59 PM

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

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