2022 RUBS OF HONOR WINNERS
The purpose of Barbecue News Magazine’s annual Rubs of Honor event is very simple: find the best seasoning or rub for chicken, pork, beef and seafood.
The 2022 event hosted a record total of 503 different rubs in the four different competitions. The beef category consisted of 121 entries that were all prepared using Hassell Cattle Company sirloin Wagyu steak. The chicken category used skinless, boneless thighs and featured 144 different entries. The pork category, which had 142 total entries used pork steaks as their protein sample. The seafood category had 96 different entries and shrimp was prepared for the judges to sample.
All entries were cooked on our RECTEQ Bull pellet grill and fueled by B&B Charcoal pellets. The 2022 competition was judged over a four day period as each category was judged on a different day. The results below show only the top 10 finishers in each category but each participate will receive the complete finishing order for each category so they can see how their entry faired.
Each of the top 10 finishers in each category will receive a certificate with the winner in each category also receiving the National Championship trophy. Each category winner will also receive their choice of a $750 prepaid advertising contract with Barbecue News Magazine or a bottling contract from Croix Valley Foods good for a 100 pound batch of their winning rub bottled for resale.
1ST PLACE – THE REAL TEXAS STYLE BY MAN MEAT BBQ
2ND PLACE – LIVIA’S SEASONING SALT BY LIVIA’S MN, INC.
3RD PLACE – UNCLE FEOL’S ULTRA AP RUB BY UNCLE FEOL’S TN BBQ
4TH PLACE – HOTTY TOTTY CLIMAX AP BY HOTTY TOTTY BBQ
5TH PLACE – STREET PREACHER BY KINGDOM SEASONING & RUBS
6TH PLACE – TUFFY STONE’S CLASSIC RUB BY TUFFY STONE
7TH PLACE – BEEF BOUND & DOWN BY SNTB BARBECUE CO.
8TH PLACE – THE SNITCH – GARLIC BLEND BY SMOKIN BROS RUBS & SEASONINGS
9TH PLACE – 100 PROOF BY WHISKEY BENT BBQ
10TH PLACE – TWISTED STEEL STEAK APPEAL BY PLUTE DUST HOLDINGS
1ST PLACE – MEAT MITCH WHOMP RUB BY MEAT MITCH
2ND PLACE – GRILL’N CHIK’N BY OLD SOUTHERN BBQ
3RD PLACE – GRINDERS ORIGINAL MEAT RUB BY STRETCH SPECIALTIES, LLC
4TH PLACE – SIGNATURE SEASONING BY SAINTS & SINNERS BBQ
5TH PLACE – PECAN RUB BY FIREMAN JOHN’S BBQ
6TH PLACE – SPICY CHIPOTLE BY RED BEARD SEASONINGS
7TH PLACE – MELISSA COOKSTON’S CLASSIC RUB BY MELISSA COOKSTON, LLC
8TH PLACE – 100 PROOF BY WHISKEY BENT BBQ
9TH PLACE – WSR CHICKEN BY WISE SMOKE RANCH
10TH PLACE – HONEY CHIPOTLE RUB BY PIG IN A PIT
1ST PLACE – LIVIA’S SEASONING SALT BY LIVIA’S MN, INC.
2ND PLACE – UNDEFEATED PORK RUB BY CHAMPS UNDISPUTED BBQ 3RD PLACE – SPG BY SMOKING WIZARD BBQ PRODUCTS 4TH PLACE – HOTTY TOTTY CLIMAX AP BY HOTTY TOTTY BBQ
5TH PLACE – BIG DADDY PADDY’S PORK RUB BY BIG DADDY PADDY’S BBQ
6TH PLACE – SMOKIN’ FLAVORS HICKORY RUB BY SMOKIN’ FLAVORS
7TH PLACE – BBQ RUB BY SNTB BARBECUE CO.
8TH PLACE – SWEET HEAT BY CHARCOAL COWBOYS
9TH PLACE – SLOW SOUTHERN STYLE BY ZOINKS BBQ
10TH PLACE – WSR PORK BY WISE SMOKE RANCH
1ST PLACE – GUNPOWDER BY CHARCOAL COWBOYS
2ND PLACE – SPICE ODDITY BY ZOINKS BBQ
3RD PLACE – PRIMAL HERB BY SILVER WOLF, P.A. LLC
4TH PLACE – HOLY SMOKE SWEET RUB & SEASONING BY HOLY SMOKE, LLC
5TH PLACE – HOTTY TOTTY CLIMAX AP BY HOTTY TOTTY BBQ
6TH PLACE – MELISSA COOKSTON’S CLASSIC RUB BY MELISSA COOKSTON, LLC
7TH PLACE – SWEET HEAT BY CHARCOAL COWBOYS
8TH PLACE – MELISSA COOKSTON’S LUCKY 7 RUB
9TH PLACE – RYLEE’S CAJUN FIREFLY DUST BY STEAK PRINCESS BBQ
10TH PLACE – BEEF BOUND & DOWN BY SNTB BARBECUE CO.
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