After being on these forums for awhile, and watching anything I can to do w/ competition BBQ, I decided to try a couple notable rubs that I’ve seen or heard good things about. There is a BBQ Island not too far from home, so over the past month I’ve picked up a couple different rubs I wanted to put to the test.
This lead to my first rib rub-off at home. I had 2 racks of spares from Sams that were perfect for my own little taste testing.
The 2 contestants this week are Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Rub VS. Three Little Pigs BBQ Rub Kansas City Sweet. Here’s the pics
Oh, did I mention that I made some ABT’s too?
Meat: Spare Ribs – Trimmed St. Louis style
Rub: 1-Plowyboys BBQ Yardbird, (2) Three Little Pigs BBQ Rub Kansas City Sweet
Fuel: Kingsford Comp/Mesquite Lump/Peach Chunks
Time: Approx 5.5 hours (3-1:40-30 method)
Spritz: Apple Juice and Peach Jumex every half hour
The St. Louis style spares ready to compete
Plowboys Yarbird BBQ Rub
This was a very tough decision. If blindfolded, I dont know that I could tell you the difference. The only reason Plowboys took the win was becasue I could taste a bit more pepper, which the Kansas City Sweet sort of lacked (personal preference).