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Draper’s BBQ Smokin Sauce and A.P. Rub Reviews Are In!

 

A.P. Drapers Rub has earned some high praise from some well respected bloggers.

Often times I review products on the blog that I carry, but it has occurred to me that this can be considered a little self-serving and at the end of the day, probably is not the best way to give these great suppliers and partners their due. Well Shane Draper has been doing a rock star job of promoting his products and getting samples out to the various bloggers that matter in the world of sauce, rub, BBQ and Grilling. So below are snippets of what the bloggers are saying and links to their full posts. You can buy it at BBQ Pro Shop, Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s BBQ Smokin’ Sauce.

 

Review of Draper’s BBQ Smokin Sauce and All Purpose Rub on Ribs

From Hot Sauce Daily, thy do an incredible job of photographing the rub and the sauce and I really think that this is a great review of both products. Really did it some justice. My Favorite quote is from Marilyn who gave it 5 Stars!

They didn’t set out to be any of those regional sauces – they set out to make the best sauce they could make. I don’t think they need to change anything. They met their goal – this is a great BBQ sauce. It’s one of the best BBQ sauces I’ve ever had.

Review – Draper’s BBQ Smokin’ Sauce and All Purpose Rub

Scott Roberts is one of the best bloggers out there when it comes to reviewing sauces and rubs, he is often times on the BBQ Central Radio show and well-respected among the BBQ community. His review is very through and gets into a detailed review. I especially like how his review includes texture and close-up shots of the rub itself. This is what I found to be most unique about Drapers.

My verdict? The sauce is a must-have. If your food dollar can’t stretch that far, I would suggest to opt for only that. However, if you have a few extra bucks to splurge, go ahead and grab a bottle of the A.P. Rub as virtually deficiencies melt away as it combines with the Smokin’ Sauce.

Draper’s BBQ – Sauce and Rub Review

Kevin’s BBQ Joints is the premier on-line resource for all things BBQ, he does a great job of getting together all sorts of great reviews on what else, BBQ Joints. He does most of the BBQ Joint reviews himself and occasionally has a guest review as well. You can search for BBQ joints by you and also check out his reviews of Rubs and Sauces. He did an excellent review that includes a lot of history of Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.

Highlights of his comments on the A.P. Rub and BBQ Smokin’ Sauce:

I show the rub first as my father-in-law immediately used it on steaks the first day I had it and since then he’s used it on everything from roasts to chicken. He has told me on more than one occasion that this is the best rub he’s every used. I tend to agree it’s among the top I’ve ever used as it really enhances the flavor of meat instead of altering it to taste just like rub.

On to the sauce: I’d give it a 3 1/2 to 4 out of 5 stars (haven’t given any sauce a 5 yet) and would definitely be a sauce I’d purchase in the future.

Review: Draper’s BBQ Sauce & Rub

Add Paddio Daddio BBQ to the mix of bloggers who have reviewed Drapers. He did a really in depth and straight to the point review of both the sauce and the rub. So add this one to the list of BBQ bloggers who are loving Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.

If you are looking to for a sauce and/or rub that will add a new and unique dimension to your barbecue, you really can’t go wrong with Draper’s. It’s good stuff, indeed.

 

Review of Draper’s BBQ DBQ Rub & Smokin Sauce – A Taste of Kentucky

The latest review of the sauce comes from Wilfred Reinke aka Oshawa Ogre’s blog called Views, News & BBQ’s. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook and he always does a great job of talking about grilling and BBQ in a way that is very basic yet to the point. He did a great job reviewing the sauce and I really like his thoughts and the way that he uses rub on french fries! Click the link above and check out his full review, great pictures of the rub and sauce! We much appreciate the shout out on the blog too!

These ribs were fantastic! rivals anything that I ate at various RibFests last summer, DBQ Smokin’ Sauce enhanced the ribs both by the sauce that was slathered on during the last 10 minutes of the cook and when I added a bit more on top. Wow! I can see what Shane means when he put on the label of every bottle of Rub and Sauce ” Three generations of pride and flavour in a bottle”

Drapers BBQ Sauce and Rub – Wednesday BBQ Sauce Review

Grilling With Rich takes the time to review this from a grilling perspective and tried it on some wings which is a switch from how it was reviewed by others, so adding this to the mix was helpful.

Drapers BBQ in-bodies some of the heart and soul of barbecue along with some great tradition of barbecue sauce and it is in my opinion that they are always striving to stay true to their roots, so with all that said, I am very proud to say that: Drapers BBQ has the Grilling with Rich Approval!

I have tried the rub on ribs and most recently on a ribeye steak which was an absolute treat, brings a nice savory flavor, adds the sweet and brings a little heat as well. Need to open up some sauce in the very near future! Hope you buy some from us and help out Shane Draper.

C-Dub’s BBQ Rub First Impression

C-Dub's BBQ Rub's, Get Naked! (Without Sauce)

We have been a follower of C-Dubs Rub on Twitter @CDubsBBQRub for a while now, and we spoke about selling their All Natural, BBQ Rubs at BBQ Pro Shop.  We were so happy to get the samples in the mail that we immediately got them on some ribs and chicken to test them out. As we type, the smoker is cooking the food that we rubbed them on, so no food reviews yet, but that will be soon. BBQ Pro Shop is a huge fan of Organic and Natural high quality BBQ Rubs. There is difference in the quality and fresh flavor of the spice and how it is blended. This stuff is “Micro-Batched” so it is of the highest quality and the price is worth the quality.

Alli supplied me with what they call their “One Nighter” which is essentially enough for one meal and a great way to try before you buy! So they arrived just in time for a test cook that my BBQ Team, Pork Phat Posse was doing over the weekend. The rubs are being used to cook some chicken wings, thighs and ribs so that will be my next post. For now, below is my initial taste test of each that I did in preparation for adding these to our store.
C-Dub’s Original BBQ Rub
The taste of the Original BBQ Rub is always a great starting point. C-Dub’s Original is a great blend of herbs and spices and NOT what you would normally expect from a really flavorful BBQ rub as the profile really jumps out at you. Starts off sweet and then slowly gets salty and then nice and tangy with the garlic and onion presenting themselves while the secret “spices” coming out and blending on your tongue.

C-Dub’s VooDoo Rub
This rub is exactly how it is stated on the jar “BBQ Rub with a Kick!” and does it ever pack a nice little punch. This one may have to go on my competition spice list as it has a great kick, one that wakes up your whole mouth, sticks around and then the after taste of the delicious spice blend comes through with a warm sensation in your month. Doesn’t numb or surprise, just the right amount of heat to let you know it is there.

Hot Wangs Rub
This one really speaks to the C-Dub’s Rub company slogan “Get Naked!” I was warned about this one in advance and I really do love spice and as much heat as I can take is when it doesn’t make my eyes water. So before I applied this to some chicken wings (which I bought specifically for the occasion) I put a little on my tongue just to see how best to apply this.

Well let’s just say, it took me to the extreme end of my hot scale. Hiccups when it hit the belly is my limit and this one take you there! It is noticeably finer grained than the other C-Dubs rubs and this is usually and indicator that it will have a full flavor profile. While you can enjoy the flavor, that only occurs for a brief moment and then you are introduced to a hot wing spice flavor that really warms your mouth just short of a little numbness. Cannot wait to see how the wings come out with some sweet BBQ sauce on em!

C-Dub’s BBQ Rub is all about “Get Naked” meaning you do not need sauce that they stand on their own. They contain NO MSG, fillers or preservatives and they are 100% Gluten Free. They contain no anti-caking agents and are micro-batched so they are made in small batches and are absolutely worth a try!

Yazoo’s Delta Q Style St. Louis Spareribs

Yazoo's Delta Q Ultimate Rub, Chioplte Bold Sauce and Original Mild Sauce is Available at BBQ Pro Shop

We recently traveled to the Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff on the night of the TLC Barbecue Pitmasters season finale in which Melissa Cookston’s Yazoo’s Delta Q competition team was competing for $100,000. So I was able to catch the end, in which I got to see her now infamous “$100,000 hog” which I was simply amazed at the mahogany color that the hog had, it was truly a work of art. So when we arrived in Murphysboro, Gretchen and I stopped by to meet Melissa Cookston and her husband Pete in person and see if we could sell Yazoo’s Delta Q sauces and rubs on BBQ Pro Shop.

She and Pete were so fun to talk with and she sent us home with a bottle of her Ultimate Rub, Chipolte Bold BBQ Sauce and Original Mild BBQ Sauce and went on to become the 2010 Grand Champion at the Murphysboro Barbecue Cookoff. So last week I bought myself four racks of St. Louis Spare ribs and decided that I would put the Championship Rub and Sauce to the test and see how my ribs turned out.

We rubbed up the ribs with the Ultimate Rub only a few hours before putting them into the smoker, which is probably something I would do differently next time. I often rub my ribs and let them sit overnight and this rub had a great balance of sweet and salt which made me feel comfortable that the Ultimate Rub wouldn’t cure the pork with salt, which has happened to me in the past. The color before they went on the grill, looked like most other rubs, with a nice paprika orange red.

Yazoo's Delta Q Style St. Louis Spare Ribs

Check Out the Color On These Yazoo's Delta Q Style St. Louis Spare Ribs

I slow cooked them for about three hours at around 175F with some fresh Apple Wood that I picked up at an orchard this fall and some  Baxter’s Original Cherry chips because I like fruity smoke on my pork ribs. I then rotated them in the rack a little and the caramel of the rub started to turn a beautiful shade of light brown. I cranked the heat up to around 225F and let them cook another two hours, then wrapped them in foil for the last hour as we waited for our company to show up.

When the company arrived, I laid all of the racks out on smoker and using a Grill Friends Silicone Mop I coated three racks with the Original Mild Sauce and one of the racks with the Chipolte Bold Sauce and let them sit on the grill for ten minutes. Then I opened it up, touched them up again with some sauce and the end result was stunning. I really felt like I should cut them up and put them in a blind box! Instead I served them up to the family and they loved them.

The rub leaves a great flavor, you know it is there, as it has little bite to it but it leaves a lot of room for you to add some cayenne pepper and spice it up if you wish to. The sugar  is more of a natural raw sugar maybe Turbinado? This makes the Ultimate Rub sweet, but helps the pork turn a pretty unique color. Really let the pork shine through on it’s own. Now the sauces were more of a vinegar taste although they were tomato based. The original brought that molasses taste that you would expect from Mississippi, but a fine sweetness that balanced the rub with the sauce for a perfect flavor profile. The Chipolte Bold was an original flavor with enough a kick to warrant the spice, but was timid enough that my kids loved it too.

Willies Hog Dust: Hog Dusted Gourmet Pecans Recipe

Willie’s Hog Dust is a great seasoning and there is nothing like some Hog Dusted pecans to make for a great tailgate snack.

Willie's Hog Dust

Sprinkle Willie's Hog Dust on Your Pecans!

Willie suggests you start with four cups of fresh pecan (or two cups of Almonds and two cups of fresh pecans).

  1. Take one half stick of butter and melt it down in the microwave or over the stove. Combine the melted butter with one tablespoon of light Karo syrup and mix.
  2. Pour the butter and syrup mixture over the pecans in a bowl and toss pecans until they are coated with butter.
  3. Heavily Coat pecans with Willie’s Hog Dust® and toss.
  4. Spread pecans on sheet and coat again.
  5. Bake in oven at 290 degrees for 50 min.

Cool and eat!

The Rub Company: Gourmet Seasonings

The Rub Company Barbecue, Competition and Sanata Maria Rubs

The Rub Co. Gourmet Barbecue Seasonings!

Gretchen and I are pleased to welcome many new products to BBQ Pro Shop. The latest offering is from The Rub Co which is out of California and they bring us three new All Natural rubs that we are sure you will just love.

Santa Maria Style – A blend of salt, garlic and spices, it is sure to spice up just about anything that you put it on. We have used it on roasted chicken and it is highly recommended to try it on beef as well.

Barbecue – It has a sweet touch of heat and is excellent on pork, chicken or in chili. This is a classic but very special rub.

Competition Style – This is the one that will win over the judges in your family. It has a sweet flavor and a little heat that will help let your friends and family know it is coming.

Original – This Original Rub from The Rub Co, is considered “Spicy” but it is also savory with a kick! Great way to spice up all meats and vegetables.

The Rub Company was formed to provide cooks of all types with top-notch, all natural seasonings.  The offer gourmet rubs from high quality ingredients at an affordable price.  BBQ Pro Shop has heard a lot about these rubs and we are more than confident that you will be blown away by The Rub Company’s second-to-none gourmet rubs.