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Rubs and Sauces Of Honor

NBN Sauces of HonorThe National Barbecue News holds two events every year that are NBN Rubs of Honor logofocused on helping readers and subscribers find the best barbecue sauce and rubs for chicken, pork, and beef. In 2017 we celebrate our 7th year of hosting and organizing these events that ANYONE can enter, regardless if you are a commercially available product or just a backyard enthusiast with a great product. Below you will find our winners list sorted for your convenience. We will also be posting up applications for upcoming events here as well.
2017 Rubs Of Honor

2017 Rubs of Honor results

The annual Rubs of Honor contest is an event that is run by the National Barbecue News and is the only rub contest in the country that anyone can enter.

The purpose for the annual Rubs of Honor event is very simple: find the best seasoning for chicken, pork and beef. Each of the top 10 finishers in each category is presented with a certificate and the winner in each category is presented with a national championship award that uses their actual entry as part of the award. Each winner also receives a $750 prepaid advertising contract with the National Barbecue News for the purpose of promoting their product to the barbecue world. This event always takes place in the fall of the year and the Sauces of Honors event happens each spring. The Rubs and Sauces of Honor events are perfect ways to test new products that you may want to market. You can find more info on these events at www.BarbecueNews.com /nbn-saucesrubs-honor

2017RubofHonorwinners

2017 Rubs of Honor National Champions presented by the National Barbecue News. Chicken champion rub (left) is Historic BBQ Red. Pork rub champion (center) is Up In Smoke BBQ Rub A and Beef champion rub (right) is Veterans Q beef rub.

Top 10 Chicken Rubs

1. Historic Red – Historic BBQ

2. Dry Rub & Seasoning – Woody’s Bar-B-Q Sauce

3. Competition Pork & Chicken Rub – Texas Select Seasonings

4. Honey Dew Chicken Rub – UrbanQ Smokehouse

5. Indian Summer Rub – UrbanQ Smokehouse

6. Chicken Rub – Mike Antonen

7. All Purpose Rub – Nauti Tiki Seasonings

8. Wellspring BBQ Plus – Wellspring Components, LLC

9. Poultry Perfection – Miners Mix

10. Rescue Rub All Purpose – Code 3 Spices

Top 10 Pork Rubs

1. Up in Smoke’s BBQ Rub A – Up in Smoke

2. OZ N Bones Rub – OZ N Bones BBQ, LLC

3. Pork & Rib Rub – Mike Antonen

4. Holy Smoke Dry Rub Seasoning – Holy Smoke, LLC

5. Pork Rub Ready to Mix – BBQ’n Fools

6. Eroc’s U-Betcha Uff-Da – Eroc’s

7. Veterans Q Chicken and Pork Rub – Veteran’s Q

8. Pig Magic – Tom Leiby

9. Wellspring BBQ Plus – Wellspring Components, LLC

10. Harold’ Dry Rub Seasoning – Harold’s Vittles

10. All Purpose Rub – Nauti Tiki Seasonings

Top 10 Beef Rubs

1. Beef Rub – Veterans Q

2. Signature Montreal BBQ Rub – BBQ’n Fools

3. The House Rub – Just Them Bones Barbecue

4. Beef Rub – Granite Fire BBQ

5. Rockin’ Red Rub – Saucy Minx BBQ

6. Steak Rub – Rufus Teague

7. Brisket and Beef Rub – Mike Antonen

8. All Purpose Rub – Nauti Tiki Seasonings

9. SPG – Sucklebusters

10.Unbelieva-Bull – KO’D BBQ Co.

2017 Sauces Of Honor Winners

 

Top 10 Chicken Sauces

Name of Sauce Company
1. ORIGINAL SAUCE HISTORIC BBQ
2. EROC’S BLACK CHERRY & MANGO EROC’S
3. BURNTOUT BBQ – SWEET MAMA BURNT OUT BBQ CO
4. STEELE GRILLZ SWEET HAWAIIAN STEELE GRILLZ BBQ SAUCE
5. PA PAW’S KILLER BBQ SAUCE – MEDIUM PA PAW’S KILLER BBQ SAUCE
6. MYASSIS DRAGON 1572 ROADHOUSE BAR-B-Q
7. MRS SKINNY’S ORIGINAL BBQ SAUCE SKINNYS BBQ TEAM
8. SMOKEHOUSE GOLD SPICES SMOKEHOUSE LLC
9. VETERANS Q ORIGINAL BARBECUE SAUCE VETERANS Q
10. IN THE RHUBARB TEAM TURNIN-N-BURNIN (JEFF DECKARD)

Top 10 Pork Sauces

Name of Sauce Company
1. ROADHOUSE BLUES 1572 ROADHOUSE BAR-B-Q
2. CHERRY “LA BOMBA” HABANERO PORKY’S PLACE
3. SMOKY JON’S ORIGINAL SUPREME GOURMET BAR-B-QUE SAUCE SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ
4. VETERANS Q ORIGINAL BARBECUE SAUCE VETERANS Q
5. SWEET GEORGIA SOUL SOUTHERN SOUL BARBECUE
6. BBQ PETE’S ZESTY BBQ SAUCE PETE’S PRODUCTS, LLC
7. MILD SMOKEY PORKY’S PLACE
8. FUBAR WARPIG BBQ
9. HELLO BBQ SWEET & TANGY HELLO BBQ
10. SMOKY JON’S FIERY SUPREME GOURMET BAR-B-QUE SAUCE SMOKY JON’S #1 BBQ
10. PATRIOT SAUCE ORIGINAL CODE 3 SPICES

Top 10 Beef Sauce

Name of Sauce Company
1. FULL BOAR BBQ “SWEET & SPICY” SAUCE FULL BOAR BBQ, LLC
2. SMOKY MAPLE 1572 ROADHOUSE BAR-B-Q
3. CHIEF SMOKY COMPANY 7 BBQ
4. GRILLA GRILLS THICK N BOLD GRILLA GRILLS
5. PA PAW’S KILLER BBQ SAUCE – MEDIUM PA PAW’S KILLER BBQ SAUCE
6. ANGRY BULL BBQ SAUCE ANGRY BULL BBQ SAUCE
7. KRUSTYZ RAILROAD BBQ SAUCE “ORIGINAL” KRUSTYZ
8. SUCKLEBUSTERS ORIGINAL SUCKLEBUSTERS
9. SWEET BBQ SAUCE HOGHENHEIFERZ BBQ
10. A LIL’ COCKY TEAM TURNIN-N-BURNIN (JEFF DECKARD)
2016 Rubs of Honors

2016 NBN Rubs of Honor Winners

2016 Rubs Of Honors Winners

BEEF (32 Entries)
1) All About The Meat Seasoning by
Chris Cavender
2) SPG by Sucklebusters
3) Popa Sisco’s Arkansaw Seasoning &
Rub by HogDog, LLC
4) Deep Tissue Massage by Big T Spice Co.
5) What’s Your Beef by Loot N’ Booty BBQ
6) Riley’s Red Rub by CRC BBQ
7) Brisket Rub by Hoghenheiferz BBQ
8) U-Betcha Beef by Eroc’s
9) Zen Steak Rub by BBQ Buddha
10) Beef Rub by Good Smoke BBQ

CHICKEN (36 Entries)
1) Chik Bait by Swimmin In Smoke
2) Championship Rub by 3 EYZ BBQ
3) Chix Rub by Damn Yankee Riders
4) Everything Rub by Loot N’ Booty BBQ
5) Riley’s Red Rub by CRC BBQ
6) Rescue by Code 3 Spices
7) Chicken Rub #1 by Torch It Up Q
8) Gold Star Chicken Rub by Loot N’ Booty
BBQ
9) Clucker Dust by Sucklebusters
10) BBQ+ by Wellspring Components, LLC

PORK (38 Entries)
1) Meat Rub by Wellspring Components,
LLC
2) Chipotle Cowgirl by Texas Select
Seasonings
3) Sticky Rub by Texas Select Seasonings
4) Radical Rib Rub by Swimmin’ In Smoke
5) BBQ +by Wellspring Components, LLC
6) Riley’s Red Rub by CRC BBQ
7) Booty Shake by Swimmin’ In Smoke
8) U-Betcha-Smokey Maple by Eroc’s
9) Rib Rub by Hoghenheiferz BBQ
10) Pork Magic by Zigs Pig BBQ Team