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Bub’n Mutha’s is committed to Quality and Purity!

Bub’n Mutha’s isn’t your average BBQ rub company. We’re a veteran-owned business passionate about bringing bold flavors and quality ingredients to your table. Our rubs are crafted with the same dedication and honor we served our country with.

Flavor Without Compromise

We believe in real food, which is why our spice blends are:

  • 100% Natural: No fillers, artificial flavors, or mystery ingredients here. Just the pure, delicious taste of carefully sourced spices.
  • No Added Preservatives: We keep it clean and simple. Our rubs are made to last, but without any artificial preservatives.
  • Award-Winning Flavor: Our rubs aren’t just good, they’re competition-worthy. 

When you want flavor without the additives, Bub N Mutha’s it your choice for quality BBQ rubs.   


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The Legend of Mutha’s Cooking

Ever since I can remember, Mutha had a real knack for cookin’. She could tell if something needed something just by looking at it. Her taste for food was unbelievable. That is, until the day of the accident.  It’s a great story.  Definately worth a read.

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You see, we were getting ready for a big shindig. Lots of folks were coming around to visit and eat some of Mutha’s wicked good food. Up here in Down East Maine, her kitchen skills were almost legendary, even unbelievable to some. But, it was all true. Right up until just before the big event started. It makes me want to weep just thinking about it.

She was fixin’ up some real fine, what you city folks call a pallet of flavors. We were having a real food fest with smoked ribs, brisket, lobster, and some traditional fried dough for dessert. I should mention that Mutha was always a grazer. Yup, she would hardly ever sit down for a meal. More ‘n likely, she’d pick here and there all day.

As she’s cookin’, she’s tastin’, so we come to the fried dough. Just as she is about to reach for a honkin’ hunk of dough, an air bubble pops and sends hot oil shootin’ up her nose and mouth. It was quite the sight.
Anyhow, after the screamin’ died down a bit, we’ve taken her to the clinic. Whereupon the doctor looks up her snoot and down her throat. He says to her that she’ll live, but there might be effects on the side. He had no good idea how right he was.

From the day she healed till right up and until this very second, Mutha can’t smell a skunk if it was settin’ up housekeeping’ in her nose. And for taste, she couldn’t tell the difference between coffee and a codfish.
It seems as if all her days in the kitchen were done.

But I guess I didn’t know her as well as I thought. She was tinkerin’ around the spices for what seemed like days. And all at once, as if a Christmas miracle had happened, she came out of the kitchen with a drumstick in one hand and a rib in the other. She had some kind of ring around her mouth that was hard to see because she was smilin’ so big.

She comes over to me and hands me the rib, and before I can ask what’s up, she pushes that piece of meat into my mouth. Just as it hit my lips, my tongue began to tingle, and she bit a big hunk of chicken off the bone and said something I couldn’t understand. Even before the tragedy, Mutha talked with a mouth full, and I usually just nodded. But this time, I really did understand!

The special blend of spices not only makes for awesome meat, but it’s so powerful that even Mutha can taste it. However, she still can’t smell worth a lick. All of a sudden, it hit me like a runaway lobster trap. We can’t keep this discovery a secret. So, now you see why we had to start making a dry rub for BBQ right here in Wintah Habah, Maine. Bub ‘n Mutha’s Downeast Dinnah Dust is born.

Friends have been using it at cookouts, with grills, smokers, and everything from BBQ ribs to pulled pork.

And now you know.

Bub’s Journey 

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day. That statement has hung over me for most of my adult life. Every time I heard it, I would think about unicorns and rainbows rather than the real world. But, after decades of work for others, I finally get it.

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I was born here in Winter Harbor when it had a Naval base where my father was stationed. After his discharge, I moved with my parents to NYC and was raised there. I also served in the Navy and worked mostly in the auto industry after I got out. First in sales and later as a trainer. But I always wondered what life would have been like in Winter Harbor. However, work and opportunities took me in different directions.

After one of those opportunities took me to live in the Carolinas for a few years, I became totally enamored with barbecue. I ate it, traveled to find it, learned the key differences, and ultimately began cooking that way. I even started experimenting with different spices for rubs.

As luck would have it, I had the chance to return to Maine and purchase the house my father lived in until he passed away. The town had all the trappings of Maine tourist attractions, but the rest of the year, it was very quiet. I also noted that many young people were moving away for better opportunities, and at the same time, local veterans were looking for reasons to stay.
“Do what you love.”

What if I could combine a love of barbecue with a Maine attitude, grow a company that hires young veterans, and help keep Winter Harbor vibrant year-round? I would need to make a rub that had Maine flavors and could be used indoors when the weather was harsh. It had to be more than just a dry rub. Mainers like to have things with multiple uses. That’s the tradition and the common sense that makes everyone so resilient.

Blending standard rub spices with real Maine ingredients like organic blueberry powder, maple crystals, and even Raye’s Mustard (the oldest mustard company in America) helped create our original Down East Dinnah (pronounced dinn – uh) Dust. Later, we added honey crystals and chipotle to the mustard and blueberry, making our “Honey ‘n HEAT” flavor. And I loved every minute spent creating, mixing, bottling, and sharing.

Now, we’re looking to grow so I can hire talented Veterans from the area so they can earn a quality living, get training, and keep their families right here. If you’d like a real taste of Maine, give us a try, and I promise not to disappoint you. And for every month you spread the word and help us sell just 10,000 bottles, we can hire one Veteran full-time.


Each year between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day

A portion of all sales is dedicated to a Veteran’s Charity. Our goal for this year is to donate $5,000 to be split locally and nationally.
Please consider supporting this cause.

Our Values

At Bub’n Mutha’s, our values are as strong as the flavors we create.


Veteran Owned

Proudly owned and operated by veterans, Bub’n Mutha’s is committed to serving our community with honor and integrity.


100% Natural

Our spice rub blends are made with only the finest natural ingredients, guaranteeing a pure and flavorful experience with every bite.


No Added Preservatives

We believe in keeping our products as natural as possible, which is why you’ll never find any added preservatives in Bub’n Mutha’s spice rub blends.

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Another Bub ‘n Mutha’s victory

Another Bub ‘n Mutha’s victory

Randy Wagner and his team,”Nutty Cocks BBq”, from Independence, MO, was awarded Reserve Grand Champion for these ribs using Bub ‘ n Mutha’s Hog Heaven rub.

Bub ‘n Mutha’s Comes to The Pig

Bub ‘n Mutha’s Comes to The Pig

Columbia, SC: Bub ‘n Mutha’s, Inc, is formally announcing their first deliveries to 14 Piggly Wiggly stores in South Carolina. This marks the beginning of the expansion resulting from the company’s relocation to the Palmetto State. In addition, these are the first...

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What Our Clients Say

“Found your DownEast Dinnah Dust at Reny’s while on vacation in ME. Been prepping my steaks and burgers with it ever since and just ordered more. Love the “feel” of it, the smell, and of course, the taste! A proud VOB is always good to see and support too. Keep up the great work and a big ‘thank YOU’ from Somerset, NY!”

- Jordon

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