We love the back porch at the shop...especially on days like these. We test all our rubs many times back here before they go to the shelf. It gives us a chance to get our customer's feedback and let's face it, we'll use any excuse to bust out the charcoal and fire up the pit.
Speaking of pits, we've got a big Gator Pit smoker that can handle a ton of meat but isn't exactly ideal for a few chicken breasts or a steak. By customer recommendation, we went with a Pit Barrel Cooker and have been loving it. Holds temp great and super good value.
Today's rub of choice wasn't a new blend but an old favorite - Texas Chicken Rub - combined with one of our favorite local hot sauces, Bravado Spice Company's Pineapple Habanero Hot Sauce. The results were terrific...the guys at Bravado are doing a bunch of good stuff - we particularly love the new Crimson hot sauce - but this one remains our hands down favorite. Come sample at the shop - you won't be disappointed!