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  • Smoking77
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 279
    • Los Angeles

    Looking for a different online bbq rub/sauce site to try

    For my last several cooks, I've been using Oakridge rubs, which are fantastic, but looking to try something new. Any recs? If they also have a good BBQ sauce, would love to give that a try, too. Although Meathead KC bbq sauce is tough to beat. This would be for ribs, pulled pork, chuckies and brisket. I've been using Oakridge Competition Beef & Pork rub for pork and Black Ops Brisket rub for low and slow beef. And also their carne crosta for ribeyes finished on the grill. Those are all excellent if you haven't tried them.

    Thanks!
  • zero_credit
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 122
    • Near Chicago, IL
    • Current Pride and Joy:

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      Old (sold) Loves:

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      B&B Charlogs

    #2
    I’d recommend Sweet Swine o’ Mine. You can order a ton of stuff from them but they are a competitive BBQ team and make their own runs and sauces too. Lots of interesting picks to consider in one place!

    https://ssomd.com/products/sweet-rub...12-5-oz-shaker

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    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      Wow, great site! Thanks!
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6018
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
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    #3
    https://blackswancompany.com

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    • Max Good
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      Please baby, Please baby, Please baby, PLEASE! Forbes Magazine writes, "Instead of mass market supermarket brands full of processed ingredients, consider standout Black Swan Gourmet BBQ Sauce….definitely a step up "

    • zero_credit
      zero_credit commented
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      My next order Max Good

    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      Done and done Max Good! Looking forward to trying your stuff!
  • barelfly
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 875
    • New Mexico

    #4
    You mention sauce, I recently tried Blues Hog sauces, the original and the Tennessee Red. Wonderful sauces, although the red is what I personally like.

    Meat Church rubs I have given a go with and liked. Holy Cow and another one I forget the name of offhand, I think it’s called The Gospel - but they were good - not as good as Oak Ridge in my opinion though. You named all three of my favorite rubs by Oak Ridge.

    Although you didn’t mentioned Smokey Chile lime by Oak Ridge for chicken. Give it a try, it’s really good.

    And...really, last one - Kosmo’s Hot Dirty Bird rub.

    I do have my own mixes though as well, a hand full from Meathead’s book and a few others I’ve picked up in reading.

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    • zero_credit
      zero_credit commented
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      You pretty much nailed my thinking on alternatives! I wonder what else will show up here.

    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      Thanks barelfly! Haven't tried Oakridge's Smokey Chile lime yet. Will go for it next time. I have a small bag of their Jamaican jerk for chicken. Very spicy. Very good. I've heard of Kosmo's and Meat Church, so I'll give those a try. Thanks again for the recs!
  • mountainsmoker
    Former Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1851
    • Bryson City, NC

    #5
    I am going to give you this site. It is my favorite when I want to try something new and different. Some are from well known BBQ teams others not so much. Every once in a while I will go through and pick one totally off the wall and really like it. https://www.thebbqsuperstore.com/BBQ_Sauces_s/1513.htm

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    • Smoking77
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      This is great mountainsmoker! I'll be looking at this site all weekend. Thanks!

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      I remember that site, hadn't run across that in a long time. Thanks for posting it.
  • DavidNorcross
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1155
    • Virginia
    • Rec Tec RT-680
      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
      Javelin Pro Duo
      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

    #6
    Malcolm Reed howtobbqright.com and of course Black Swan

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    • Smoking77
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      Thanks!
  • luvthemstillers
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 142
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    #7
    Meat Church BBQ from Matt Pittman - Waxahachie Texas
    https://www.meatchurch.com/collections/bbq-rub

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    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      Thanks!
  • Skip
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2997
    • Blue Earth, Minnesota
    • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

    #8
    I recently discovered the Bearded Butchers Original Seasoning. It's salty. https://beardedbutchers.com/

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    • Smoking77
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      Interesting. I've never heard of them. Thanks!
  • smokin fool
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 1355
    • Mississauga, Ont

    #9
    I've found a few online places up here in Canada but shipping charges make buying a moot point.
    Be cheaper to hop in the car and go pick the stuff up and even that's hard to do with the Covid crap going on.

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    • Smoking77
      Smoking77 commented
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      Maybe texastweeter will send you some of his, free of charge!

    • smokin fool
      smokin fool commented
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      Smoking77 It seems I'm like texastweeter I make my own too but its always great to find/try other rubs.
      My go to BBQ store closed down, it was 10 mins away and had a fantastic selection of rubs. Get this Covid crap over with so other places open again.
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2828
    • Republic of Texas

    #10
    Not much help here. All mine are home made with the exception of old bay, Cavanders, and cheap lemon pepper.

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    • daggio
      Club Member
      • Sep 2018
      • 11
      • Newington, CT

      #11
      Meat Church and Killer Hogs are my go tos...

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      • klflowers
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 2907
        • Tennessee

        #12
        For chuckies and brisket I like the Spice House Back of the Yard. Also Blues Hog TN Red BBQ sauce, although you are right, Meatheads KC sauce is pretty darn good. Just tried Max Good's sampler pack, and while all 3 are excellent, we really like the Beso del Fuego - the heat in it is right on!!!

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        • Smoking77
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          Thanks for the recs!
      • BFlynn
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 325
        • Third Coast

        #13
        If you want a new hot sauce try the selection for Big Daddys Ass Burn
        http://bigdaddysassburn.com/

        Theyre my neighbors - live a block a way or so. They're the weird neighbors with the bikes in trees and lots of yard art. But the sauce is pretty good

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        • ColonialDawg
          Club Member
          • Oct 2017
          • 455
          • Coastal VA

          #14
          Killer Hoggs BBQ Rub is what I use on ribs and pork butts. I like Blues Hogs sauces (the Raspberry Chipotle is awesome).
          I love Oak Ridge BBQ Black Ops but since trying just plain old salt and pepper on my briskets, I’m hard pressed to use anything else now. No sauce on my beef.
          For whole chicken, just salt and pepper and good old white sauce is the ticket for me.
          For chicken wings, my family likes Sweetwater Spice Tres Chiles Fajita Bath followed by a generous shake of Cattlemen’s Grill 8 Second Ride Carne Asada Seasoning, and then tossed in Plowboy’s Hothead BBQ Sauce (this recipe comes from All Things BBQ and it is delicious).

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          • Smoking77
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            Thanks!
        • Smoking77
          Club Member
          • Mar 2017
          • 279
          • Los Angeles

          #15
          Thanks for all the recs, everyone! Here they are. Should last me a week or two

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          • zero_credit
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            Brings a tear to my eye.

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