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Well, we had a little fun with the sauces...seems the EXPERT picked his 100 best rubs, oh yeah, funny how he counts to 100.

Congrats David(Butchers), you made the cut...seems some of the rubs I use wasn't near as lucky, oh well...I guess I'll learn how to cook one of these days...LOL!

Is it only me that uses some not on the list???

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I recognized two rubs I have and use. One given to me and I have tried it (Byron's Butt Rub) and one I use all the time Lawry's Perfect Blend.

I, of course, love Chikky rub for chicken...with a Downeast/Dixie modification of Bell's poultry seasoning and Old Bay.

My current favorite rub is DennyMike's Sublime Swine. I like it for ribs. I met DennyMike when we were both judging a KCBS comp in Eliot, Maine last August. A great guy who loves Q and Q-ing.
Hmmm... Sue Bee Rubs?? Isn't Sue Bee a Honey? Yep, sure is and looking at the link, there is NO WAY I would EVER put that on any meat I was cooking.

Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning?? I've used it in Gumbo's and other Cajun meals, GOOD STUFF, but again not something I would use for BBQ.

Tried Steve Raichlen's all purpose rub, wasn't impressed.

Once again, no Cookshack rubs? Brisket rub is thumbs up over here.
Some of the top selling have strong grocery store sales and reps that have been promoting them to the buyers of chain stores.
If you have one product that sells,most will get as many other associated products as they can find and slap their label on it.

As long as you have the website running,the ads paid for,the sales rep in the field,you might as well pick up additional sales dollars.

If you wish to have shelf space at Target for regional sales,your rep pays them a couple hundred G s and then the chain will market it.
This is naturally common thru other chains.

It is also common to go to a food chemistry lab and pay them to break down a great selling product and then you market it under your name.

Thus, a major bleach company may be making and selling sauces.
Big Grin
Naturally,if you win Team of the Year,you better get a bunch of labels and your smiling face on them quickly.A sauce company and spice company can give you all the products you wish to claim,as fast as you can get some labels printed.

Doesn't mean that those products can't be tweaked to fit your own flavor profile.

I see 7,or 8,including David's, that actually are used by good cooks and have a legitimate place in building flavor profiles.They have been recognized for quite awhile.
I see four on there that are used a lot thru the comp world,and never see a grocery store.

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