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What is the best rib rub available for purchase online or in the store?

wholeinone04 Mar 25, 2011 10:41 AM


I'm looking for the best rib rub that is available for purchase. I have made a couple rubs, but I ended up wasting a lot of spices, and didn't think they were terribly amazing. Let me know what you guys think!


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  1. wilafur RE: wholeinone04 Mar 25, 2011 10:51 AM

    i really like dave's famous rib rub. works well on any pork product.

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      gordo26 RE: wholeinone04 Mar 25, 2011 01:04 PM

      I used to make my own as well but have since just used Corky's dry rub. It's a place out of Memphis that I enjoyed. It's available on line. I also use their BBQ sauce. To contrast you can see if Rendevous sells a rub. Also from Memphis and is known for it's dry ribs.

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        johnhicks RE: wholeinone04 Mar 31, 2011 08:59 PM

        Dizzy Pig has a variety of rubs; https://dizzypigbbq.com

        Lately I've been using Cow Lick on pork ribs for a dry rib with a somewhat different taste.

        1. Delucacheesemonger RE: wholeinone04 Apr 1, 2011 06:42 AM

          For over 20 years mine has been Lucious out of Alabama and Tennessee. Find it wonderful for pork. Google Lucious BBQ

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            gordeaux RE: wholeinone04 Apr 1, 2011 08:55 AM

            Everyone will have their own opinion, for sure, but the only $ I will spend on a rub for ribs if I am not making my own is Gary Wiviott's Barbecue Rub from the Spice House. I surely have not tried them all, but I' have tried qiute a few, and I'm always disappointed in the freshness. This is why I started making my own several years ago. My wife had a gift certificate for the Spice House, and I had heard about this Gary Wiviott stuff, so I suggested she get some. This Wiviott stuff is kick butt, and you can smell just about everything that's in there very distinctively. I still make my own, but I have no issues with using this stuff if I run out of my own.


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              JEN10 RE: gordeaux Jun 12, 2011 02:30 PM

              I like Penzeys Galena and Bicentenial rubs, made some ribs yesterday with the Galena rub, a little extra s. & p., and homemade BBQ sauce to finish.

            2. The Librarian RE: wholeinone04 Jun 12, 2011 02:40 PM

              My absolute favorite bbq rub is BBQ Spice Rub from Whole Spice. I use it on chicken, flank steak, and ribs, and have gone through several jars. Their Hickory Smoked Salt is unbelievably good as well. I live about an hour away, but have also bought online. Excellent qualty and customer service!

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