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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:40 pm
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Location: York, PA
I'm looking for advise. As most of you know I'm a bbq and grilling nut, and have a tendency to go a bit overboard on most things I do. Hence the nickname and the motto. We every summer now it seems that I'm going through about 15 gallons of my own rub mix. I buy the stuff, mix the stuff, grind the stuff, and of course store it and then use it. I generally end up giving some of it away to friends or as gifts. But not much as it is generally a valued product that frankly is a pain to make in that quantity.
Well now I have found a commercial entity that will make it for me exact to my specifications and then package it as I choose and delver it right to me. Suddenly it is a no hassle deal and frankly cheaper than what I could make myself. Well now I've already had people asking me if I'm going to market it. Now it was not my intent but the idea isn't impossible. I'm already set up as a LLC and insured, and since I'm technically reselling it from another liscensed and certified manufacturer it could be pretty easy. Or am I missing something?
I'm not thinking about setting up a store or anything but just setting out a few bottles at competitions or if a vendor want to sell it in their store.
Is this crazy and best left to the pro's or something worth doing.
I was thinking something like $15 for a 2 pound shaker jar.
Oh yeah please note this is not a sales pitch but a question.
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:03 pm
grilltender john well done
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Location: Chicago, IL.

Sounds like a great idea. I have mentioned on here before about a friend who sells a hot shake on Ebay. Its called Al's hot stuff. He has his own store on there. While I'm not sure he is an LLC or anything, it sounds like you are more ahead of the game as he mixes everything himself. And keep in mind, its 15 different kinds of hot peppers!! :shock: Send some samples out to diferent BBQ sites and such. See if they like it. Try a local flea market. If you are at this point of the game, I would buy some. :wink:
how you done did dat?

Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:48 pm
YardBurner BBQ Deputy
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Location: Damascus, Maryland
Where's mine!?!?! :wink:

Since it's made up in a certified kitchen
and sold sealed you should be OK.

Just like buying unlabeled hot sauces and
adding your own label.

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:47 pm
copkid well done
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Location: Indiana
I'll be a customer!! Go for it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Personally, I think you need to let all of us test samples for quality control! :lol: :P
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:50 pm
Wolfpackbbq well done
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Location: Valley Springs, CA
copkid wrote:
I'll be a customer!! Go for it man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Personally, I think you need to let all of us test samples for quality control! :lol: :P
Laura



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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:53 pm
missing link well done
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Location: houston

GS I think that you have a market for it being on this web site we all see how will your looks on food an frankly I would like try it.

Hear is a few web site were i gotting some rubs from.

http://headcountry.com/
http://wolfes5.tripod.com/wolferub/

and for some great sauce try this one.

http://www.revmarvin.com//

I hope this help Gs. I think you should give it a try.
Have Fun and keep it Low and Slow.


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Post Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:26 pm
Happy Cooker well done
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Location: Owatonna,Mn
Send some my way too! I am always on the lookout for a new rub. Or something I make myself. JT

Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:06 am
TX Sandman well done
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Location: DFW, Texas
I say try it and see what happens. You've got a group of folks here who'd love to be product testers (Including me. :wink: )

'Sides, if they can make it cheaper than you can, i don't see the down side.

Rob - TX Sandman
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:48 am
Ian Mack well done
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Location: Cornwall, UK

Gs, can we go "global" with this?

:lol:

Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:20 am
Patdakat medium-rare
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Try this site. It pretty well documents the necessary steps to bring a product to market.

http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/04/23/100bus_sauce001.cfm

Pat

Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:06 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
well done
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Posts: 12904
Location: Texas
Is it gonna be hot!?! :D

I guess since everyone else is begging for a sample, I won't.... :lol:

If you are going to sell it at your booth to start off, AND they can make it cheaper than you, AND you'll probably use the stuff if you can't sell it (Like that will ever happen :wink: ) I see NO substantial financial risk.......

How big a batch do you have to order to get started?

:idea: Do you need a silent partner??? :idea:

Now let’s talk about logos, packaging, and a catchy name! 8)
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:18 pm
Freelander medium
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Location: Glen Rock, PA (by way of Freeland, MD)
Go for it man.....just be sure to let me know where I can buy it!
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Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:44 pm
crazyforbbq medium-rare
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I will sell it on www.crazyforbbq.com give it a try it can't hurt

Post Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:58 pm
Truckman medium
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Location: Dallastown, PA
If you do with your rub what you do with your chili (meaning - make it real good), I'll buy some. Especially with the feedback you've gotten from friends and family members, to me those are the best reviews. Just don't make it as hot as your "Hottest Chili In The Contest" chili.
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