NBBQN’s Rubs of Honor winners

The National Barbecue News Rubs of Honor event completed judging on September 29, 2012. The top finishers are listed below. This competition was open to any rub produced, even if was not available for purchase.

"Our goal was to find the best rub for chicken, pork, and beef," said publisher Kell Phelps, "and through this process, I think the judges’ results are spot on."

Phelps stated that the event was not promoted very well due to the fact that this was the first time we have done an event like this.

"We only ran a small ad for the competition one time, so we would not be over run with entries. Now that we have this cooking and judging process under our belts, I feel confident that we can accept a lot more entries next year."

The event consisted of 28 total entries, with the chicken category having the most entries at 12.

Each rub was used on raw meat for each category then cooked and served to judges. All entries were judged blind without any judge knowing with which rub the meat was prepared.

Special thanks to all who entered. We are looking forward to next year already. All top 10 finishers will be receiving a certificate, with the winners getting a clay plaque by renowned sulpturist Regina Coffee.

Chicken Rubs of Honor
 1) Que Chick BBQ - John D. Farr
 2) DennyMike's - Chicken Deluxe
 3) Popa Sisco's Arkansaw Hog Rub
 4) Chicken & Rib Rub - Tom Hisrich, Jr
 5) DennyMike's Chick Magnet
 6) The Best Barbeque Catering
 7) DennyMike's Pixie Dust
 8) DennyMike's Sublime Swine
 9) Kahuna Smokers
10) Jenks Handcrafted Spice Rub

Pork Rubs of Honor
 1) DennyMike's Smoky Pork
 2) Jenks Handcrafted Spice Rub
 3) DennyMike's Sublime Swine
 4) Kahuna Smokers Pork Rub
 5) Popa Sisco's Arkansaw Hog Rub
 6) The Best Barbeque Catering

Beef Rubs of Honor
 1) The Best Barbeque Catering
 2) Mountain Magic BBQ
 3) Jenks Handcrafted BBQ Rub
 4) Kahuna Smokers
 5) Jenks Handcrafted Spice Rub
 6) Popa Sisco's Arkansaw Hog Rub
 7) DennyMike's Pixie Dust
 8) DennyMike's Cow Bell Hell
 9) DennyMike's Cow Bell Texas Style
10) DennyMike's Cow Bell Southwest

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