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THE BEST BBQ RUBS
The secret to a barbecue you and your guests won’t forget? A great BBQ rub. BBQ rubs allow the slow cooking of the meat to absorb all the possible flavor it can — and whether you like yours salty or sweet, a dynamic and delicious BBQ rub from PS Seasoning can make a big difference in your meal.
What spices are in a BBQ rub?
The flavors we use in our BBQ rubs vary — each has a distinct (and delicious) flavor profile. But a good dry rub is typically built from sugar, pepper and salt, with lots of other spices and seasoning (cumin, garlic, paprika, mustard, etc.) in between. You can check our list of ingredients on each rubs’ page. Our BBQ rubs also do not contain any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Dry Rub VS Marinade
A marinade, also called a wet rub is just that — like a dry rub, but wet. Any liquid can do, but commonly the liquid is oil, citrus juice or vinegar (in fact we even recommend apple cider vinegar with our Homemade Apple Pie Cinnamon Spice BBQ rub for additional apple flavor). Liquid can help dry rubs stick to meat, a special consideration with chicken, for example.
How to use a BBQ dry rub
Here’s a simple guide on how to use a dry rub:
- Choose your dry rub - Popular dry rubs include Nashville hot rub, buffalo cajun, and the award-winning blue ribbon competition dry rub.
- Prepare your meat - Before applying your BBQ rub, make sure the meat is dry. Pat it with paper towels to remove any excess moisture and help the dry rub adhere better to the meat.
- Apply the dry rub - Cover the entire surface of the meat with the BBQ rub and gently massage it into the meat so it is evenly coated on all sides.
- Let it rest - This allows flavors to penetrate the meat. We recommend letting it rest for at least 30 minutes. The longer you let your BBQ rub rest, the more intense the flavor.
- Cook - Grilling, cmoking, baking… cook your meat as you prefer and create the most amazing dishes!
A BBQ rub’s job is to add flavor through the whole volume of your meat or poultry. It also adds color, since the cooking temperature doesn’t get high enough in typical smoking or barbecue to turn the meat brown by itself. Color often comes from paprika and chili powder in the rub. Applying a dry BBQ rub on your chicken, pork or any meat you feel like is the best way to obtain both a colorful and flavorful result and make an award-winning recipe!
Key BBQ rub tips
Use your BBQ rub liberally. You want to cover the entire surface. Your rub is going to form a crust that will help you achieve the delicious bark that makes barbecue so mouth-watering. Especially with our award winning bbq rub recipes.
- Careful with your temperatures.Good barbecue seasoning can make all the difference for a steak or a burger, too, and PS Seasoning has some delicious concoctions you can use to level up your next grill — you can judiciously use a meat rub, as well. But if you put a dry rub directly on your steak, chances are you’re going to get a smoky flavor, and not a good one. Sugar is a key ingredient in a BBQ rub and burns starting at 265 degrees. So take care with your heat when you’re using a BBQ rub outside of low-temperature barbecuing and smoker use in order to get the full benefit of the meat rubs’ flavor
The art of BARBECUE
As any pitmaster will tell you, barbecuing is an art. So is making a great BBQ rub. PS Seasoning has years of fine-tuning and experimenting on BBQ rubs behind us and we’ve found some delicious, and maybe even surprising, flavors.
The Best BBQ Chicken rub
Our popular Cock-A-Doodle Brew Beer Can Chicken Rub gives a honey ale taste one reviewer called the “perfect blend of sweet and spicy.” If you like your chicken Nashville Hot Chicken style, our Spicy Nashville Honky Tonk Hot Chicken seasoning delivers the goods, getting your chicken and wings to rock. Love honey mustard? Our Jackpot Carolina Gold Honey Mustard BBQ rub loves you.
The Best Pork Rub
If you’re looking for a meat rub that has a great flavor for pork chops, pulled pork or ribs, try the pepper sugar punch of The Notorious P.I.G. Rub. For a sweet-and-savory dollop of comfort, try our Homemade Apple Pie Cinnamon Spice BBQ Rub. This sweet BBQ rub is sure to have everyone rolling for your ribs or pork chops.
The Best Rub for Brisket
If you want to make some brisket with some of the most delicious burnt ends you’ve ever tasted, we have something for you — our Smoky Texas BBQ Rodeo Rub brisket seasoning. The famous Texas BBQ rub only needs brown sugar, spices, and hickory smoke to allow your brisket (or steaks, or ribs) to shine.
The truth is, you can use our rubs on nearly anything — let your imagination and appetite guide you. Pulled pork rub on wings? Our Homemade Apple Pie Cinnamon Spice BBQ rub on just about anything from ribs to turkey? Sounds good, we’ll be right over.
Check out our BBQ rubs and the masterly uses our customers put them to in the gallery below. Get ready to raise your que game today!