SBQ Dry Rub

Today’s review comes to us from approximately 10 miles southeast of York, PA.  Every once in a while, I get to review a product that makes me go, “Wow, this can go big!”  This rub definitely fits in that category.  Let’s check out SBQ Dry Rub.

The Rub

I know what you’re thinking… “That looks an awful lot like a Ziploc bag.”  Well, you would be correct.  But don’t let the packaging fool you… there’s an awful lot of goodness in there.  SBQ Dry Rub is the product of Sean Bardwell of  I follow Sean on Twitter (@SBQue) and am always enamored over his food pictures.  He is a BBQ fanatic (like I am) and has pursued his passion by creating this spice blend.  He utilizes all natural spices, smoking his own ingredients and packaging everything by hand.

  • Appearance: nice mahogany color with lots of different spices in there; heterogeneous texture; packaging is simple — vacuum-sealed Ziploc bag with a brand sticker
  • Aroma: nice and smokey; salty and sweet
  • A Taste: smokey, salty, sweet… all working together in a great balance

The Results

To put it simply, this is a versatile rub!  I’ve used it in multiple ways — on pork chops, on rib trimmings, on oven-roasted potatoes and salmon… each and every time the seasoning has worked beautifully!  No matter what I used it on, the rub shined through by adding that extra flavor to make the food just pop!

If I had to complain about one thing… IF I had to…  it would be the price.  Eleven dollars will garner you 8 ounces of this rub.  The price is somewhat steep, but the product is excellent!

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Big Wayner is the BBQ rub and seasoning reviewer for BBQ Sauce Reviews, and he moonlights as the mad genius behind Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog. He is a KCBS Certified BBQ Judge and enjoys talking all things BBQ! Come check him out at


  1. Great review Wayne! The SBQ Dry Rub is an awesome rub! It really is a versatile rub that can be used on just about anything. Love this rub!

    ~Jay Prince

  2. Thank you for the great review Wayne! I appreciate your feedback and due to my desire for there to be NO complaints about my rub, I have lowered the prices 😉

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