Originally Posted by kennedyma
Exact same thing here. I just don't have the time to get all the spices together.
Got my sample pack of SM and haven't looked back. Great stuff!!
Okay, if you were to find already cooked BBQ that you thought was awesome, would you sell your smokers and stop cooking?
Making rubs is part of the cooking process, IMO. Sure, I like trying commercial rubs, but I cannot see myself ever giving up on spending that 20 minutes tops to mix up a rub.
That's like buying a chili mix, or a jar of sauce, and saying, "that's good enough for me."
Again, I have nothing against commercial rubs, but there is something intrinsically fun about making something yourself. If not, we would all just eat out.
It is not an either-or thing, IMO. If you only make your own rubs, you are probably missing some good flavors. If you only use commercial rubs, you ain't a cook. That may piss some people off, but IMO, good cooking is a journey -- no, it's an adventure -- it's certainly not a destination.