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    Basic Rubs

    Hello, I'm new to pellet smoking/grilling. We just bought our Traeger Pro22 a couple weeks ago. Liking it so far.
    Have done..pork chops, hamburgers, pork burgers, pulled pork, baked potatoes, pizza....the family likes everything so far.

    I am looking/asking for a Basic rub recipes for pork and one for beef. Should I use the same one for both or is there a difference between Beef rub and Pork rub ?

    Any suggestions for a Basic rubs I could try ? Favorites that you like ?


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    I would go to BP's site. He has a lot of great rubs for both. Some rubs work for well for both, but in my opinion; I think there are some rubs that definitely make pork shine and some that are great for beef profiles. You'll just have to try different rubs and find out what you and your family like. That's what's great about bbq. Lots of personal experimentation to get where you wanna go and there are a lot of great people on this site to help you with your journey. Welcome to the forum!!

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    First, Welcome to the forum!

    I like the Big Poppa Smokers Little Louie's garlic seasoning salt with Black pepper, and the Jallelujah Jallapeno seasoning salt as good all around seasonings on just about anything you can think of; any meat, fish, veggies, even popcorn.

    The "Smokin' Guns - Sweet Heat and Gun Powder" (also available on BPS website) are both great all around rubs for beef, pork or chicken.
    MAK 1 Star General #651 - 2014 Model
    former owner - MAK 1 Star General #171
    22.5" Weber Performer with Stoven Pellet Grill attachment
    27 + year old 22.5" Weber Kettle (still works fine)
    Modified Horizontal Offset Smoker - used mainly for cold smoking.

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    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Take a look at Big Poppa's rub pack special if you like some heat. I can't handle much heat, but all of the rest in the pack get used frequently in our house. The Desert Gold goes with most anything-fish, veggies, chicken...I even like it on my eggs in the morning.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Welcome aboard! Agreed, Big Poppa's is a good place to start!

    Lately for ribs I've been using a duo of Killer Hog's(Malcom Reed) - The BBQ Rub followed by A1's Sweet Mesquite then sauced at the end.
    MAK 2 Star #3623
    MAK 2 Star #1915 w/another smoker
    Twin Eagles Gasser

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    Thank you for the Welcome
    I will buy some of BPs
    I would also like to make some myself. I'll some looking around
    I did pork chops on the Traeger the other night. My wife..who doesn't really like meat said those were the Best pork chops
    she had Ever had. WoW
    I'm liking the Traeger so far.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Northern Colorado
    My go-to rub for brisket:
    1/4 cup coarse salt
    1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
    1 Tbsp BPS Cash Cow

    Scale these proportions to your meat quantity... Simple and utterly amazing.
    MAK 2 Star General #3001 w/Super Smoker Box
    Hasty-Bake Gourmet 256
    Oklahoma Joe 16" offset stick burner (90s vintage - gathering dust)
    Weber Go-Anywhere and Smokey Joe Charcoal (for camping)
    Former owner of: MAK 2 #1795, 27" Lynx gasser, 22.5" Weber Performer, 18" WSM, Smokin' Tex


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