SPOGOS Rub – 6oz

SPOGOS (pronounced /spaw ‘gOs/), is Master Blender Michael Trump’s unique interpretation of the classic SPOG (salt, pepper, onion and garlic) rub. Balanced salt and a big black pepper punch, with deep earthy and umami mid-tones from porcini mushrooms and savory herbal subtleties that linger on your palate making you want more and more.

I recently did a test brisket cook with SPOGOS and Black OPS. The primary purpose was to determine the flavor composition differences between the two rubs. My tasting notes have been pasted below:

  “The Black Ops brisket was fantastic as usual. For those of you who haven’t cooked a brisket with Black Ops, I would best describe the Black Ops flavor profile on brisket as “highly integrated”. By this I mean the individual flavors within the rub all tightly combine to produce a defined “singular” flavor. A symphony of sorts, where the flavors all harmonize and become greater than their individual parts. If I were to attempt to describe the Black Ops flavor profile, I guess it almost reminds me of a spicy pepperoni-like flavor when cooked on a brisket for 12+ hours over hickory. Slightly spicy, peppery but not overpoweringly so, savory umami, slightly salty, with garlic and smoke in the background. Certainly not understated and absolutely perfect for brisket.”


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SKU: W00014

The SPOGOS brisket really surprised me. The flavors developed over the long cook were markedly different than Black Ops. The first word that jumped into my mind when I took my first (and subsequent) bites of the SPOGOS brisket was “beefy!”. Not just a whisper of the word, but a James Earl Jones rendition of “beefy!”. The rub is incredibly rich and savory, with so much umami it was almost sensory overload. The first actual flavor I picked up was BIG black pepper, then quickly after a stiff punch of salt; more so than with Black Ops. Then, the savory and umami richness settled in with the black pepper still hanging on well into the finish. It left a pleasant black pepper tingle on my lips and a concentrated salty/smokey/beefy umami flavor on the palate well after I finished eating a piece. It was actually quite remarkable in it’s difference from Black Ops. This is a big, bold rub, and for those who prefer big pepper and salt on their briskets, I think SPOGOS will blow their minds.”

Ingredients:  Sea Salt, Coarse Black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Leeks, Porcini Mushrooms, Chiles (incl. chipotle, smoked paprika and red california), raw cane sugar, and other spices.  100% All Natural with NO MSG, no fillers, artificial colors, flavors or additives.

Nutrition Facts:  Serv. Size: 1/4 tsp (1g), Servings per Container:  Varies, Amount per Serving: Calories: 0, Fat Cal. 0, Total Fat: 0g (0% DV), Sat. Fat: 0g (0% DV), Trans. Fat: 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 100mg (7% DV), Total Carb. 0g (<1% DV), Fiber 0g (0% DV), Sugars 0g, Protein 0g (0% DV), Not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.  Percent Daily Values (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm