Big Daddy's BBQ & Rub has over 18 years of experience creating unique BBQ sauces and rubs. We pride ourselves in the fact that our products are made with all-natural ingredients, preservative free, and gluten free. Our products can be used in a variety of dishes from pork, beef, chicken, and seafood!
There is perhaps no better way to spend an afternoon in Hermon, Maine than preparing a feast for friends and family. The meat of choice is always the main attraction. If you’re hoping to prepare succulent, mouth-watering meat, let Big Daddy’s BBQ & Rub help you spice things up.
We have over 22 years of meat smoking and grilling experience and have applied our well-earned, much-enjoyed expertise to creating the perfect rub and sauce for any BBQ. Read below to see how you can spice up your next BBQ with a little help from Big Daddy’s BBQ & Rub.
1. Select a quality cut of meat a day or two in advance of your barbecue, if possible
Getting the right cut of meat is important, but it’s not very hard. Most grocers, and any butcher, are going to sell quality cuts of meat. It's up to you to decide the type of meat you want and the size you need.
For pork BBQ, consider a shoulder or butt, and for beef BBQ, a brisket is the way to go. Select a meat that is lean but has traces of fat marbled throughout - that’s where you’ll really get the flavor and tenderness you want.
2. Rub it down! Get BBQ rubs from Big Daddy’s BBQ & Rub
Proper prep work is commonly overlooked, but it’s one of the most important steps. Clean your meat, trim it of excessive fat, coat it generously with a good rub, then wrap it in plastic wrap and stick in the fridge overnight. The next day, take it out of the fridge and give it another good dousing of your rub, then let it get to room temperature before cooking.
Over our years of smoking and grilling, we’ve experimented with different spice combinations to create the perfect rubs. We’ve created a Pork Rub, great for shoulders, butts and even chops, and also great as a chicken or turkey rub and even for flavoring seafood. Our Beef Rub is ideal for briskets, steaks and burgers, but we also recommend you try sprinkling it on potato salad to add a flavorful kick to a traditional dish.
3. Cook it slow (unless it’s a steak – sear ‘em on high!) and cook it right
To get the tenderness and succulent flavor that will impress your guests and have you receiving compliments all night, cook your meat slow over low heat.
Delegate, on average, about an hour, to an hour and a half per pound for pork shoulders and butts and beef brisket, and a half hour per pound for poultry. Just make sure you get your meat to the recommended temperature throughout before taking it off the grill/smoker.
The cooking process is where your BBQ rub really comes in. Not only is the rub vital for flavor, it’s also essential for creating the “bark” when smoking. This slightly charred, totally flavorful coating around your meat seals in the juices and makes for a mouth-watering bite.
4. Complement (don’t cover) w/ BBQ sauce
A good BBQ sauce is going to complement your efforts, not mask them. We’ve spent years developing a Carolina-style BBQ sauce with the vinegary, tangy style the South is known for and a Kansas City-style BBQ sauce with a hearty tomato base. Either sauce is ideal for pork, beef, shredded chicken, chicken nuggets – whatever you want to add mouth-watering flavor to.
We wish you the best of luck in your next barbecue and encourage you to pick up the BBQ rubs and sauces you need from Bid Daddy’s BBQ & Rub in Hermon, Maine.