Championship rub comparison on pork loins w/Qview

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smokeysooner

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Hello folks!

I, of course, make my own rubs to suit my tastes, but I also buy a lot of rubs.  Basically I look at the spice aisle at every grocery store that I enter.  I do this not only because I love to smoke my meat with new rubs but also because I eat a lot of international foods and like a variety of spices.

At any rate, I decided I would hold a championship contest of my own--between championship rubs.

I had a couple of fresh pork loins and prepared them both the same way save the rub.

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The loin on the left is Plowboy's BBQ Championship rub from Kansas City, and the one on the right is Head Country Championship rub from Oklahoma City.

I injected both loins with apple juice, slathered with yellow mustard and rubbed overnight then re-coated again before smoking.

Put them in my offset Weber 22.5 setup at 270F

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I used a combination of maple and hickory smoke on a combination of Royal Oak lump and Kingsford charcoals...

I spritzed them every 25 minutes or so with a mixture of apple juice, olive oil, local honey and amaretto.

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I got them up to 152F and pulled...

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then sliced nice and thin...

Here is the Head Country rub

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and this is the Plowboy's

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Overall, I'd have to say that the Plowboy's is better suited to my palate although I would certainly be receptive to using Head Country again.

I know that making your own rub is better but I love to try these store-bought varieties too.  Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!  Deeee-lish!

Bon appetit
 

raptor700

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Thanks for postin.... The plowboy does look a little better in the pics! But as you stated; It's all in what taste you like yourself!
 

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Beautiful looking loins there.
 

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Thanks for giving us your option for the rubs that you used. Now I will see if I can find the plow boys rub.
 

smokeysooner

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FYI to all, I got the Plowboy's Rub at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World of all places... they actually have quite an assortment of smoker/bbq accessories and the like.
 

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