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Rib rubs

Zacknes96

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Should I use different rubs for baby back vs spare ribs? I feel babybacks are meant to be a little sweeter as spare ribs are more just salt and peppers.
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SecondHandSmoker

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Should I use different rubs for baby back vs spare ribs? I feel babybacks are meant to be a little sweeter as spare ribs are more just salt and peppers.
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You really don't need to use a different rub. I use the same homemade rub on ribs, pork butts, and chicken.
If you sauce during the last hour, you could always adjust the sweetness of the sauce.
 

smokerjim

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i'm with secondhand, I do have a couple different rubs I like that I use, it doesn't matter the meat to me it's more of which one i'm in the mood for. and of course I will try new recipes once in a while to see how they are.
 

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I have one rub that I use on just about everything, but on occasion I try some new ones!
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oldsmokerdude

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I fall squarely in SmokinAl's camp, I use the same rub on (almost) everything. BUT, it really boils down to what do you like best?
 

HalfSmoked

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Same here same rub most all the time once in awhile change just for a different taste.

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krj

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Same from me, I have a standard rub that I use for everything. Not saying I don't experiment with other types of rubs occasionally, but for the most part I'm really happy with what I use. And it gives me the flavors I want on every type of meat.
 

tander28

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I rotate between a few rubs. Got the "fab five" from Meat Church for Christmas and have been using a ton of the honey hog hot on ribs. It's really good stuff!
 

smokeymose

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I worked out a rub I like a couple of years ago and use it on everything Porky. Just salt & pepper on Beef and Chicken with an assortment of sauces on Chicken after it's done...
 

ItsMeAgain

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I have used several rubs but depending on how fast you use them up, the store bought ones always seemed to get petrified into a brick that was impossible to get loose from the bottle.

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Several months ago I was running out and found one I wanted to try on Amazon. I LOVE how it works and it still has not stuck together at all; it pours as easy as the day I opened it and we use it on chicken and on pork. I lean towards a Stubbs product for my brisket
 

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