Rubs / Seasoning Blends

All rubs / seasoning blends are not created equally, enter seasoning blends from the lab of Cookin Wit’ Gus. We have carefully crafted these products to bring out the natural flavors in the food for a better experience. They are also made with no additives, preservatives, or flavor enhancers.


A rub is any combination of spices, salt and sugar used to season meat prior to cooking. Unlike seasonings, rubs are almost never added after cooking. There are dozens of different rubs, from barbecue rubs and chili powder to jerk seasoning, sate, and curries. A very popular technique in the BBQ community is to rub your ribs in mustard before applying your rub. It is said to help the rub adhere to the meat.

How Do You Apply a Rub to Meat? For the best results, a rub needs time to work its flavor magic. So how long do you leave dry rub on steak, chicken, turkey, or pork? Allow the BBQ rub to rest on the food 15 minutes to 2 hours (and up to several hours if you’ve got time) before cooking. We have left rub on longer than two hours and have put rub on the meat and straight to the grill.

Ours vs. Theirs:

The difference between rubs and seasonings is texture and how you use them. Rubs are applied directly to the surface of meat, and seasonings are cooked in or added just before serving. So next time you cook, decide if you need a rub or seasoning. A dry rub is a blend of dry spices and herbs that is liberally applied and rubbed onto the surface of food to add flavor before cooking. Depending on the flavor profile, rubs can work on meat, poultry, fish, and even vegetables.

As a rule of thumb, don’t keep the ribs coated for more than 12 hours. As we stated earlier, most dry rubs contain salt, which has a dehydrating effect, so prolonging the seasoning may work against you if you keep it on too long. Our hand crafted rubs / seasoning blends have been carefully blended for exceptional flavor. We make our rubs without additives, preservatives, or flavor enhancers. Our blended seasoning mixes ensure you taste the flavor of the food, not the additives in the seasoning.

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