General All Purpose BBQ Rub

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General All Purpose BBQ Rub

If you’d like to make your own rub instead of using my SYD Competition rub, here’s my recipe for a pretty decent all-purpose BBQ rub.

If you’d like to try my actual competition rub, you can purchase it here for a better shipping rate than Amazon where it is also sold. Get my SYD Hot Competition rub if you plan to compete as that’s what I used to win 30+ Grand Championships. Just add some MSG to my hot rub and you will have a winning secret rub. Use 1 tsp to 18 tsp of my SYD Hot Competition Rub.

  • Total Time: 15 mins


  • 4 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp White Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp California Mild Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 TSP Cayenne Pepper (use sparingly or not at all)


  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Store in cool dry place
  • Author: Harry Soo
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Seasoning
  • Cuisine: American