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Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub – $3.80 + Prime Members Get Another 15% Off Qualifying Orders

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub, 4.5 Ounces

Highlighted Features
  • 4.5-ounces of Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub
  • Smoky sweet barbeque flavor with a balanced blend of salt, paprika, onion and garlic
  • Use on beef, pork, ribs, chicken, shrimp, fish and vegetables
  • A great all-purpose seasoning
  • Kosher certified
  • An Amazon brand

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Traeger Garlic and Chili Pepper Rub

Traeger Grills SPC174 Traeger Rub with Garlic & Chili Pepper

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My Rub Recipe

What is now my BBQ rub recipe started out as a recipe I picked up 15+ years ago. I’ve tried to find the source to quote it, but have been unable to figure it out. It’s changed markedly since then with a couple major changes and loads of tweaks over the years.

It’s not the only rubbed I use, but it’s what I use most often. I don’t think there’s one right rub, especially from person to person, but this one is tried and true. I’ve used it on everything from brisket to ribs to chicken and typically will add some to my pit beans.

As you can see from the photo above, I’ve mostly settled on Badia brand spices. They’ve got a great selection, great quality and are, generally, a great value for the money.


Saving Money on Spices

My biggest tip on saving money buying spices is… buy in bulk. If you look at the per ounce cost between a small shaker and a big container, the difference can be drastic


Secret Spices…

Of course, none of the spices are really secret, because they’re pictured above but a couple that really stand out are…

Flatiron Peppers – I first became aware of these year’s ago when on vacation in Estes Park, Colorado. I’ll get super specific and say that I was at the Country Market of Estes Park. A small grocery store, deli and gas station.  One of the owners was giving away samples. We chatted and tried their peppers and have been hooked ever since.  Regular red pepper flakes just don’t do it any more.  We have and use all their varieties but for my rub I use two Four Pepper Blend and Dark and Smoky. Tip: as each of these shakers gets more and more empty the small powdered peppers at the bottom are much hotter.  For the rub, I’m looking for the large chunkier pepper flakes as I don’t want to blow anyone away with heat.

Gebhart’s Chili Powder – I’ve tried a bunch of chili powder for different things and Gebhart’s is just my favorite.

On to the recipe, when I have a link to a specific spice, I’ll include it…

My BBQ Rub Recipe

1/2 Cup Sugar in the Raw

3 TB Kosher Salt
4 TB Gebhart’s Chili Powder
2 TB Chipotle Powder
2 TB Ground Pepper
2 TB Smoked Paprika
2 TB Lemon Pepper
2 TB Celery Salt
1 TB Garlic Powder
1 TB Garlic Flakes

2 TSP Flat Iron Four Pepper Blend Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Flat Iron Dark and Smoky Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Cayenne Pepper
2 TSP Celery Seed
1/2 TSP Cinnamon

Savory Option: There isn’t a whole lot of sugar in this rub, but there is a little. If you’re looking for a completely savory option, leave out the sugar and the cinnamon. The cinnamon isn’t sweet, but I think it gives a slight impression of sweetness.

After adding most of the 1 and 2 tablespoon additionsAfter adding most of the spicesEverything combinedLike a lot of people I like to re-use spice containers for storing and shaking my rub. I really like the larger Badia containers for doing these as they have much larger holes compared to a lot of the brands. Lids for McCormick and such generally have small holes that are unusable for rub. As you can see Badia’s are nice and large.
In the shaker! Tip: My rub (and probably a lot of rubs) have spices of different sizes. The heavier spices are going to tend to sink to the bottom. Shake the container thoroughly before applying and periodically as you work your way around.

Tip: wrap your rub shaker in food wrap when it comes to applying. This allows you to grab it with meaty/contaminated hands. When prep is done, discard the food wrap and whammo!
Some St Louis cut ribs trimmed, membrane removed and ready for rub application. I use a Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility BoxHands on Review – for this. It’s food grade, large enough to hold a lot of meat. Applying rub in this, saves rub and saves cleanup time and hassle.

Rub applied. Tip: I use NItrile gloves when applying rub. Not only can I discard those when done to help prevent cross contamination, they protect my hands from spices. I love delicious smelling hands and all, but that can get to be a bit much. Also, I wear contacts. Even after multiple hand washings I would be able to tell you that this rub has a little bit of spice in it… when it comes time to take contacts out
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End result, look at that beautiful mahogany color

Longer term storage of rubs and spices

I’ve found that spices store pretty well in the containers that they come in. But, if you’re making larger batches of rub or storing for longer periods of time, you may want to add some extra freshness protection.

Putting food wrap directly on the bottle and then replacing the cap gives a better, more oxygen resistant seal.

Vacuum sealing + storing in the freezer is probably the best way to store larger amounts of spices for a longer time.

The video below shows me sealing some of my rub using an Inkbird Vacuum Sealer

This vac sealer sealing some of my BBQ Rub. See: Hands on Review via my Homebrewing website Homebrew Finds

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Flavor x Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling Kindle Edition, Kindle Edition

Flavor by Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling Kindle Edition

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My BBQ Rub Recipe

Crown BBQ Co. All-Purpose Rub

Crown BBQ Co. All-Purpose Rub | BBQ Premium Rub and Grill Seasoning for Beef, Streak, Burger, Chicken, Brisket, Tofu, and Pork | All Natural, Gluten Free, Non GMO, No MSG |16 ounce by volume (10 oz by Net Weight)

Crown BBQ Co. All-Purpose Rub | BBQ Premium Rub and Grill Seasoning for Beef, Streak, Burger, Chicken, Brisket, Tofu, and Pork | All Natural, Gluten Free, Non GMO, No MSG |16 ounce by volume (10 oz by Net Weight) – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom [A Cookbook] Kindle Edition

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom [A Cookbook] Kindle Edition

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Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Kindle Edition

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)

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Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades–Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)

My BBQ Rub Recipe

Kosmos Q Honey Chipotle Killer Bee BBQ Rub

Kosmos Q Honey Chipotle Killer Bee BBQ Rub | Sweet & Spicy Blend | Great on Brisket, Steak, Chicken, Ribs & Pork | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 12 oz Shaker

Highlighted Features
  • This award-winning Honey Chipotle Killer Bee BBQ rub will take your cooking to the next level helping you transform poultry, and beef, into lip-smacking, delicious meat… you'll be sure to “wow” even the toughest of BBQ critics.
  • Our unique blend of spices is the perfect balance of honey sweetness and chipotle heat, delivering a mouthwatering explosion of fiery BBQ goodness, which enhances your barbeque creations with a subtle, yet thrilling heat, for an experience your tastebuds will crave.
  • It’s easy to use, which helps you infinitely have a customizable, knock-your-socks-off, honey chipotle spice blend. Simply sprinkle on or rub into your meat of choice to enjoy sweet-smelling and deliciously succulent dishes.
  • The flavor is versatile and goes on almost anything, so with just a sprinkle, you can enhance the flavor of casseroles, potatoes, baked beans, and more! This means you can soon find yourself being asked to host all the family barbecues and tailgates.
  • It is tested in World Championships by World Champions, so rest assured quality is guaranteed. If it’s not good enough for us at Kosmos Q, then it’s not good enough for you.

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Flavor x Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling Kindle Edition, Kindle Edition

Flavor by Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling Kindle Edition

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Flavor by Fire: Recipes and Techniques for Bigger, Bolder BBQ and Grilling

My BBQ Rub Recipe

Free Trail Dust Rub with All Things BBQ Order

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Happy Belly BBQ Rub, 25 Ounce

Happy Belly BBQ Rub

Highlighted Features
  • One 25-ounce bottle of Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub
  • Kosher certified
  • Smoky, sweet barbeque flavor with a balanced blend of salt, paprika, onion and garlic
  • Use on beef, pork, ribs, chicken, shrimp, fish and vegetables
  • An Amazon Brand

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub, 25 Ounce – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Kindle Edition

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades--Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)

Kindle Edition books can be viewed on your Kindle Device or on free reader applications available for your iPhone, Android or Windows smart phone – and  for your web browser.

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades–Bastes, Butters & Glazes, Too (Steven Raichlen Barbecue Bible Cookbooks)

My BBQ Rub Recipe

Happy Belly Chicken Rub

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Chicken Rub, 3.5 Ounce

Highlighted Features
  • One 3.5-ounce resealable pouch of Happy Belly Chicken Rub
  • With smoked paprika, rosemary, garlic, notes of lime, and smoked flavor, this versatile rub can be used on all types of preparations
  • Evenly coat on chicken or poultry; then bake, roast, grill, or sauté until thoroughly cooked
  • Kosher certified
  • No artificial flavors
  • No synthetic colors
  • No MSG
  • An Amazon Brand

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Happy Belly Pork Rub

Highlighted Features
  • One 3.5-ounce resealable pouch of Happy Belly Pork Rub
  • A spicy sweet blend of brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic, onion, and a touch of lemon to impart balanced flavor to ribs, pulled pork, pork chops, or any pork dish
  • Evenly coat pork prior to roasting or grilling
  • Kosher certified
  • No artificial flavors
  • No synthetic colors
  • No MSG
  • An Amazon Brand

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Happy Belly BBQ Rub, 25 Ounce

Happy Belly BBQ Rub

Highlighted Features
  • One 25-ounce bottle of Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub
  • Kosher certified
  • Smoky, sweet barbeque flavor with a balanced blend of salt, paprika, onion and garlic
  • Use on beef, pork, ribs, chicken, shrimp, fish and vegetables
  • An Amazon Brand

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Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub with Apple and Honey

Traeger Grills SPC171 Pork and Poultry Rub with Apple and Honey

Highlighted Features
  • Sweet & savory flavors that pair perfectly with milder meats
  • Notes of apple, honey, paprika, & onion
  • Kosher, GMO-free, & gluten-free
  • Packaged in a stackable aluminum 9.25oz tin

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Big Poppa Smokers – Buy One, Get One Free – Big Poppa’s Jallelujah Bacon and Lime

For a limited time, buy Big Poppa‘s Jallelujah Bacon and get Jallelujah Lime for free.

BIG POPPA’S JALLELUJAH JALAPEÑO BACON SEASONING – 13.3OZ – use coupon code Jallelujah

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Pork Barrel BBQ All American Dry Rub, 22 Ounce

BBQ Rub I Pork Barrel BBQ All American Spice BBQ Seasoning Mix, Dry Rub Perfect for Chicken, Beef, Pork, Fish and More, Gluten Free, Preservative Free and MSG Free, 22 Ounce

Highlighted Features
  • BBQ & SMOKING ENTHUSIASTS: Our all purpose seasoning and spice dry rub is designed to enhance the natural flavors of your meats while adding a smoky, savory touch that'll leave your guests craving more.
  • KETO FRIENDLY, GLUTEN FREE & SUGAR FREE: Enjoy mouthwatering flavor on your favorite steaks, pork chops, and more without worrying about added carbs, sugars, or gluten. No preservatives and MSG free.
  • STEAK SEASONING SENSATION: Transform your steaks and beef brisket with our delectable blend herbs, spices, and seasonings for an unforgettable dining experience.
  • PERFECT POULTRY SEASONING: Whether you're grilling chicken wings or preparing a succulent turkey burger, our gluten free seasoning will elevate your poultry dishes to new heights.
  • GRILLING GIFT FOR MEN: This all-purpose seasoning is perfect for enhancing the taste of chicken patties, burgers, and even french fries, making it an essential addition to your spice cabinet.

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Happy Belly Jerk Seasoning

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Jerk Seasoning, 20 Ounce

Highlighted Features
  • One 20-ounce bottle of Happy Belly Jerk Seasoning
  • Kosher certified
  • Add it to any dish to get a delicious spicy flavor
  • Jerk style flavors and food originate from Jamaica
  • An Amazon Brand

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Happy Belly BBQ Rub, 25 Ounce

Happy Belly BBQ Rub

Highlighted Features
  • One 25-ounce bottle of Happy Belly Smoked BBQ Rub
  • Kosher certified
  • Smoky, sweet barbeque flavor with a balanced blend of salt, paprika, onion and garlic
  • Use on beef, pork, ribs, chicken, shrimp, fish and vegetables
  • An Amazon Brand

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Traeger Beef Rub with Molasses and Chili Pepper

Traeger Grills SPC169 Beef Rub with Molasses and Chili Pepper

Highlighted Features
  • Blended to pair with the bold flavor of beef
  • Notes of molasses, paprika, onion, & chili powder
  • Kosher, GMO-free, & gluten-free
  • Packaged in a stackable aluminum 8.25oz tin

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Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, 40 oz

Lawry's Seasoned Salt, 40 oz - One 40 Ounce Container of All-Purpose Seasoned Salt Made with Perfect Blend of Paprika, Celery, Turmeric, Garlic, Salt and Other Spices

Highlighted Features
  • BRIGHT, FLAVORFUL SEASONING: Lawry's Seasoned Salt delivers a fine texture, bright color and light aroma; savory seasoning ideal for enhancing a dish's flavors
  • HIGH QUALITY BLEND: Features an expert blend of salt and natural spices and herbs, including garlic, turmeric, celery, paprika, salt and other ingredients, containing 35% less sodium than regular table salt
  • MADE FOR CHEFS: A must-have pantry item for robust, restaurant-inspired flavor on vegetables, proteins and more; pre-mixed seasoning delivers consistent results with every use for repeatable recipes
  • VERSATILE: All-seasoning salt comes in a 40 oz container, perfect for larger batches and adding the ideal balance of classic, beloved flavor to a variety of meals; add to proteins, vegetables and other dishes
  • FEEL GOOD INGREDIENTS: Made with no added MSG, artificial colors or flavors; kosher; seasoned salt is an easy way to add balanced flavors to your recipes and keep a lower sodium content than table salt

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Kosmos Q Honey Killer Bee BBQ Rub

Kosmos Q Honey Killer Bee BBQ Rub

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Highlighted Features
  • This award-winning Honey Killer Bee BBQ rub will take your cooking to the next level helping you transform poultry, and beef, into lip-smacking, delicious meat… you'll be sure to “wow” even the toughest of BBQ critics
  • Our unique blend of spices is the perfect balance of honey and savory spices, delivering a mouthwatering explosion of sweet BBQ goodness, which enhances your barbeque creations for an experience your tastebuds will crave
  • It’s easy to use, which helps you infinitely have a customizable knock-your-socks-off spice blend. Simply sprinkle on or rub into your meat of choice to enjoy sweet-smelling and deliciously succulent dishes
  • The flavor is versatile and goes on almost anything, so with just a sprinkle, you can enhance the flavor of casseroles, potatoes, baked beans, and more! This means you can soon find yourself being asked to host all the family barbecues and tailgates
  • It is tested in World Championships by World Champions, so rest assured quality is guaranteed. If it’s not good enough for us at Kosmos Q, then it’s not good enough for you

 

Kosmos Q Honey Killer Bee BBQ Rub | Sweet & Savory Blend | Great on Brisket, Steak, Chicken, Ribs & Pork | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 13 oz Shaker Bottle – affiliate link, note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub

Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub | Savory Blend | Great on Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Steaks & Brisket | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 11 oz Shaker Bottle

Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub | Savory Blend | Great on Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Steaks & Brisket | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 11 oz Shaker Bottle

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Highlighted Features
  • This award-winning Dirty Bird BBQ rub will take your cooking to the next level helping you transform poultry, or even beef, into lip-smacking, delicious meat… you'll be sure to “wow” even the toughest of BBQ critics
  • Our unique blend of spices is the perfect balance of savory and kicked-up heat, delivering a mouthwatering explosion of fiery goodness which enhances your BBQ creations with a subtle, yet thrilling, warmth
  • It’s easy to use, which helps you infinitely have a customizable Dirty Bird spice blend. Simply sprinkle on or rub into your meat of choice to enjoy rich smelling and deliciously succulent dishes
  • The flavor is so versatile that goes on almost anything, so with just a sprinkle, you can enhance the flavor of casseroles, potatoes, baked beans, and more. This means you can soon find yourself being asked to host all the family barbecues and tailgates
  • It was tested in World Championships by World Champions, so rest assured quality is guaranteed. If it’s not good enough for us at Kosmos Q, then it’s not good enough for you

 

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Thoughtfully Gourmet 5 Rub Combo Pack

Thoughtfully Gourmet, Barbecue Rubs To Go: Grill Edition Gift Set, Includes 5 Unique BBQ Rubs: Cajun, Caribbean, Mexican, Southwest, and Memphis

Thoughtfully Gourmet, Barbecue Rubs To Go: Grill Edition Gift Set, Includes 5 Unique BBQ Rubs: Cajun, Caribbean, Mexican, Southwest, and Memphis

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Highlighted Features
  • VARIETY SAMPLER - Includes a set of 4 uniquely flavored grilling spices and rubs in glass bottles
  • FIRE UP THE GRILL - Rub flavors include Cajun, Caribbean, Mexican, Southwest and Memphis BBQ rub
  • EXPERIMENT - Try one seasoning rub at a time or mix and match to customize to your tastes.
  • ELEVATE YOUR MEALS - Seasoning spices add flavor to steak, fish, poultry, pork vegetables and more
  • SMOKEHOUSE GIFT SETS - Our sauces & seasoning sets make unique gifts for any grilling enthusiast

 

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My BBQ Rub Recipe

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Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub!

Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub | Savory Blend | Great on Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Steaks & Brisket | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 11 oz Shaker Bottle

Kosmos Q Dirty Bird BBQ Rub | Savory Blend | Great on Ribs, Chicken, Pork, Steaks & Brisket | Best Barbecue Rub | Meat Seasoning & Spice Dry Rub | 11 oz Shaker Bottle

More Info
Highlighted Features
  • This award-winning Dirty Bird BBQ rub will take your cooking to the next level helping you transform poultry, or even beef, into lip-smacking, delicious meat… you'll be sure to “wow” even the toughest of BBQ critics
  • Our unique blend of spices is the perfect balance of savory and kicked-up heat, delivering a mouthwatering explosion of fiery goodness which enhances your BBQ creations with a subtle, yet thrilling, warmth
  • It’s easy to use, which helps you infinitely have a customizable Dirty Bird spice blend. Simply sprinkle on or rub into your meat of choice to enjoy rich smelling and deliciously succulent dishes
  • The flavor is so versatile that goes on almost anything, so with just a sprinkle, you can enhance the flavor of casseroles, potatoes, baked beans, and more. This means you can soon find yourself being asked to host all the family barbecues and tailgates
  • It was tested in World Championships by World Champions, so rest assured quality is guaranteed. If it’s not good enough for us at Kosmos Q, then it’s not good enough for you

 

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Willow & Everett Himalayan Pink Salt, 2.2lb

Willow & Everett Himalayan Pink Salt – Coarse Grain for Grinder Refill, 2.2lb / 1kg – Easy Pour Spout, Non-GMO – Kosher Rock Salt for Cooking

Highlighted Features
  • HEALTH BENEFITS: With 84 traces of minerals, the Himalayan pink salt can promote health and a well-balanced diet, regulating blood sugar and hormonal balance, improving digestion and aiding in the breakdown of food by stimulating hydrochloric acid.
  • A PRODUCT OF NATURE: Pink Himalayan salt is extracted from the Khewra Salt Mine, near the Himalayas in Pakistan. Millions of years ago, ancient ocean salt beds were covered by lava and ice, creating a protective barrier for the salt from pollutants.
  • TASTE THE DIFFERENCE: Compared to other salts in the marketplace, crystal mineral salt contains less sodium while offering a more powerful taste. This means you take in less sodium while getting the same great taste you are looking for in seasoning.
  • IDEAL GRAIN CONSISTENCY: Our certified-Kosher coarse grain Himalayan rock salt has a flaky structure for seasoning and enhancing flavor. It can be used for anything from steak rubs to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
  • EASY TO POUR: Many bulks of salt come in paper packages that were not efficiently designed, leading to scattered messes and waste. That's why the Himalayan pink salt (coarse) comes with an easy to pour spout that allows neat, controlled distribution.

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Tuffy Stone Cool Smoke Everything Rub

Tuffy Stone Cool Smoke Everything Rub

Highlighted Features
  • Our products are assured for reliability and durability which has high quality and standard. Our products are designed with the up to date designs and creativity.
  • Dubbed The Professor of BBQ Tuffy Stone's legendary precision is carefully captured in each of our quality products. Our house rub with a kick.
  • We always work towards to fulfill the requirements of our end users. 6.3 oz Tuffy Stone Smoke BBQ Rub, Flavor-Tuffy Stone Smoke, Easy to handle and use.
  • This rub is more of an all-purpose seasoning as it’s flavor profile is versatile. Use it on soups, beef, pork, chicken, pasta, veggies and more.
  • The blend of paprika, black pepper and other spices in this all-purpose rub offers a slight kick of heat, but it’s well-balanced enough that it’s not overpowering.

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My Rub Recipe

What is now my BBQ rub recipe started out as a recipe I picked up 15+ years ago. I’ve tried to find the source to quote it, but have been unable to figure it out. It’s changed markedly since then with a couple major changes and loads of tweaks over the years.

It’s not the only rubbed I use, but it’s what I use most often. I don’t think there’s one right rub, especially from person to person, but this one is tried and true. I’ve used it on everything from brisket to ribs to chicken and typically will add some to my pit beans.

As you can see from the photo above, I’ve mostly settled on Badia brand spices. They’ve got a great selection, great quality and are, generally, a great value for the money.


Saving Money on Spices

My biggest tip on saving money buying spices is… buy in bulk. If you look at the per ounce cost between a small shaker and a big container, the difference can be drastic


Secret Spices…

Of course, none of the spices are really secret, because they’re pictured above but a couple that really stand out are…

Flatiron Peppers – I first became aware of these year’s ago when on vacation in Estes Park, Colorado. I’ll get super specific and say that I was at the Country Market of Estes Park. A small grocery store, deli and gas station.  One of the owners was giving away samples. We chatted and tried their peppers and have been hooked ever since.  Regular red pepper flakes just don’t do it any more.  We have and use all their varieties but for my rub I use two Four Pepper Blend and Dark and Smoky. Tip: as each of these shakers gets more and more empty the small powdered peppers at the bottom are much hotter.  For the rub, I’m looking for the large chunkier pepper flakes as I don’t want to blow anyone away with heat.

Gebhart’s Chili Powder – I’ve tried a bunch of chili powder for different things and Gebhart’s is just my favorite.

On to the recipe, when I have a link to a specific spice, I’ll include it…

My BBQ Rub Recipe

1/2 Cup Sugar in the Raw

3 TB Kosher Salt
4 TB Gebhart’s Chili Powder
2 TB Chipotle Powder
2 TB Ground Pepper
2 TB Smoked Paprika
2 TB Lemon Pepper
2 TB Celery Salt
1 TB Garlic Powder
1 TB Garlic Flakes

2 TSP Flat Iron Four Pepper Blend Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Flat Iron Dark and Smoky Pepper Flakes
2 TSP Cayenne Pepper
2 TSP Celery Seed
1/2 TSP Cinnamon

Savory Option: There isn’t a whole lot of sugar in this rub, but there is a little. If you’re looking for a completely savory option, leave out the sugar and the cinnamon. The cinnamon isn’t sweet, but I think it gives a slight impression of sweetness.

After adding most of the 1 and 2 tablespoon additionsAfter adding most of the spicesEverything combinedLike a lot of people I like to re-use spice containers for storing and shaking my rub. I really like the larger Badia containers for doing these as they have much larger holes compared to a lot of the brands. Lids for McCormick and such generally have small holes that are unusable for rub. As you can see Badia’s are nice and large.
In the shaker! Tip: My rub (and probably a lot of rubs) have spices of different sizes. The heavier spices are going to tend to sink to the bottom. Shake the container thoroughly before applying and periodically as you work your way around.

Tip: wrap your rub shaker in food wrap when it comes to applying. This allows you to grab it with meaty/contaminated hands. When prep is done, discard the food wrap and whammo!
Some St Louis cut ribs trimmed, membrane removed and ready for rub application. I use a Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG334900GRAY Standard Bus/Utility BoxHands on Review – for this. It’s food grade, large enough to hold a lot of meat. Applying rub in this, saves rub and saves cleanup time and hassle.

Rub applied. Tip: I use NItrile gloves when applying rub. Not only can I discard those when done to help prevent cross contamination, they protect my hands from spices. I love delicious smelling hands and all, but that can get to be a bit much. Also, I wear contacts. Even after multiple hand washings I would be able to tell you that this rub has a little bit of spice in it… when it comes time to take contacts out
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End result, look at that beautiful mahogany color

Longer term storage of rubs and spices

I’ve found that spices store pretty well in the containers that they come in. But, if you’re making larger batches of rub or storing for longer periods of time, you may want to add some extra freshness protection.

Putting food wrap directly on the bottle and then replacing the cap gives a better, more oxygen resistant seal.

Vacuum sealing + storing in the freezer is probably the best way to store larger amounts of spices for a longer time.

The video below shows me sealing some of my rub using an Inkbird Vacuum Sealer

This vac sealer sealing some of my BBQ Rub. See: Hands on Review via my Homebrewing website Homebrew Finds

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