BBQ Rubs For Your Next Gathering

Are you looking for a way to spice up your next weekend barbecue? Have friends coming round who you’re keen to impress with your sauteing skills? Wanting to make a name for yourself as a master of the grill? Look no further — our broad range of BBQ rubs are exactly what you need to make a statement and please everyone’s taste buds.

A Little Bit About Barbecuing 

The idea of barbecuing meat is not unique to any one country or culture, nor is the age-old past-time of getting some family and friends around for a tasty meal outdoors. While many people might assume that the tradition of barbecuing originates in the modern-day United States, its roots can actually be traced back to the indigenous people of both North and South America.

Barbacoa is the word that was first used to describe the method of marinating and grilling meat over an open flame. It is a Spanish term and as is the case with many traditions, was brought to Europe by explorers who set out to colonise central and northern America.  Barbacoa can both refer to the meat itself and the method of cooking, which involves grilling ingredients over an open fire. An important element of barbacoa is the wood that is used, as the smoke tends to infuse the meat, providing it with a distinct flavour and scent.

Another way of flavouring your meat — be it lamb, beef, pork, or chicken — is by applying specialist BBQ rubs that will tantalise the taste buds.

What To Look For In A BBQ Rub 

If this is your first time shopping for BBQ rubs in Australia, you may feel overwhelmed by all the options available to you. Before you even start to think about flavour combinations, let’s talk a little about what to look for in a BBQ rub product.

While you can make your own rub, few people have time for that — particularly if you’ve got a hoard of hungry guests likely to show up on your front doorstep at any moment. Buying premade rubs is a significant time-saver, particularly if you know what to look for.

When buying premade rubs, look for products that use the freshest herbs and spices. Don’t shy away from trying complex flavour combinations. You’ll be surprised how it elevates your cut of meat.

The Importance Of Prepping Your Meat With BBQ Seasoning

You could be using the best BBQ rub in the world but it won’t help an ounce if you haven’t prepared your meat properly.

Of course, how you prepare your meat will differ vastly depending on the cut you are using. Generally speaking, you should remove your meat from the fridge and bring it to room temperature before slapping it on the barbecue. Equally as important is the thickness of the meat — aim for at least 4cm so that you can create a thick chat coating while the inside remains tasty and tender. Dry the meat with a paper towel before applying your seasoning for maximum flavour.

Delectable BBQ Rubs To Try

There are countless BBQ rubs out there, each with their own unique flavour profile. Here are a few you might consider trying.


If you’re planning to serve brisket at your barbecue (and you definitely should be!) then you can’t go wrong with Killer Hogs TX Brisket Rub. Texas is famous for its brisket and you’ll soon understand why once this brisket seasoning hits your taste buds.


The ultimate barbecue will offer a range of different meat cuts to suit even the pickiest of eaters. The advantage of Heath Riles BBQ Honey Chipotle Rub is that it can be applied to anything — from ribs to veggies. 


No barbecue is complete without a steak and no steak is complete without Mis Rubins Black Magic Steak Seasoning. A savoury dry rub, this one-of-a-kind steak seasoning will have your guests begging for more. 

BBQ Rubs From The Barbecue Company

Here at The Barbecue Company, we have a comprehensive range of BBQ rubs available to satisfy all taste palates. Take some time to browse our line of BBQ rubs and don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at The Barbecue Company if you have any questions. Happy barbecuing!