does anyone use store bought rubs or spice or BBQ sauce???

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by tdjbbq, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    After thinking about this. I probably use Montreal chicken & Montreal steak seasoning more than I do my own rub.

    I have a great pork rub, but for beef & poultry I use Montreal a lot.

    I make my own BBQ sauce too, but a lot of times I just doctor up some KC Masterpiece.
  2. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    I like to make my own rubs. Don't use barbeque sauce that much as I think rub is all that is needed most of the time. I have used famous daves rib rub as my mother in law is in love with famous dave. I have blended store bought rubs too. If you find two you kinda like but one is too salty, try mixing it with another you like. It is worth a shot if you.

  3. smokinchef

    smokinchef Newbie

    i use head country quite often for the sauce as for rubs i have several of my own recipes, if you'd like to try some feel free i also have a couple of videos on there that may come in handy i promise ya you wont be dissaponted
  4. I allways make my own rub. As for the sauce I have tried making it and its okay but I still prefer SBR's. I stock up when I see it on sale and it's a heck of alot cheaper than making your own.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use some concoctions my Son makes for himself.

    I tried a few store bought. I like McCormicks & I hate Montreal Steak---Tastes like salty cardboard to me, but that's just me & mine.

    I got some home made rub from Paul "Beer-B-Q", and his was Great.

  6. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    For my tri tips I usually use McCormicks? Canadian Steak seasoning. Lawry's Seasoned salt gets used also. Then some of Bone Suckin Sauce's rubs, and then just various rubs that were given to me. I'm in the process of learning how to make my own rubs and sauces. I want to be self sufficient with my BBQ'n.
  7. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Right now i have Jim beam sauce , Rendezvous  hot ,wickers both thick and thin,blues hog,mauls and country Bob's regular and hot.

    Rubs ,i have Lawry's, cavenders,Montreal,Both Tony's,Cajun injector quick shake,McCormick Cajun bayou, and i buy spices in bulk from Sam's to make my own. 
  8. I got hooked on Stubb's, and used to only like the original. Now I have gravitated to the Stubb's Spicy and really like it.  When back in MN...I go to a place in Rochester where I lived and get their medium sauce - John Hardy's.  As for rubs - tried many and always come back to Jeff's, and also use some local concoctions here on the island.  

  9. traegernut

    traegernut Newbie

    Penzeys Spices has the best Lemon Pepper I have ever tasted
  10. traegernut

    traegernut Newbie

    I really like Cabela's  "Kansas City Rub" on my pork ribs

    and almost never use a sauce, but when I do, I use Cattlemen's, has half the carbs and sugars of Sweet Baby Ray's

    Another seasoning I use is Emeril's BAM, which I make up myself from his recipe

    For fish I like Penzeys Spices Lemon Pepper
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Way to sweet, but I have tried that too. For Rubs, Durkees makes some decent stuff. Try their Chicken and Rib Rub. Grillmates make some pretty good rubs, but you will find making your own is the way to go. I do use some store bought sauces at times, but not something you find in the normally groceries. More specialty stores.
  12. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I make all my own Rubs and Sauces...But there is always Montreal Steak and a bottle of KC Masterpiece in the pantry for Emergencies...JJ
  13. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had a bad experience with store bought sauces here,some sort of allergic reaction to the preservatives ,pretty nasty skin rash. I grind all my dry stuff from scratch & put sauces together off building blocks like soy,vinegar,citrus juice,beer etc. Alot of the stuff mentioned on this forum isnt available [​IMG]down here. I use  some Asian sauces like Jimmys sate, a bunch of different chilli,in soya bean oil, with black bean,roasted, but steer clear of the big company brands.
  14. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

     I tried a LOT a different store bought Rubs, BUT I stick with Jeff's Rub ( have not made his sauce yet )

    Sauce .. I LOVE Stubb's "Spicy"  I can eat that on everything ![​IMG]
  15. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I make my own sauces and rubs but always have a bottle of KC Masterpiece around for the kids.  If I do use a store bought I would prefer Gates Original from Gates BBQ in KC.  It is a tangy vinigar unsweet sauce. 
  16. glocksrock

    glocksrock Smoking Fanatic

    I recently tried a couple types of Stubbs and really like it, but I also keep some sweet baby rays on hand... but that Stubbs spicy looks awesome, I'll get that next time if they have any.
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We generally do our own at our house.

    On a lazy day, I might throw on some Sweet Baby Ray's for the sweet and sticky ribs my other half likes. Or for seasoning, Johnny's Seasoning Salt, Pappy's General Purpose Seasoning, or Montreal Steak Seasoning when we feel like a lot of salt.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  18. Ribs I use durkee chicken and rib rub. All I do is had brown sugar too it on the ribs. Chicken I just use the season. I also like any of the weber seasons
  19. pdx210

    pdx210 Fire Starter

    I like stubb's BBq sauce too I also like their lime rub 

    I'll try the penzies lemon pepper thanks!
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  20. diesel

    diesel Smoking Fanatic

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