4 x National award winning products


1st Place Seafood Rub

3rd Place Beef Rub 

1st Place Product

2019 NBBQA Product: Tool & Accessory–MeatMiter

1st Place Product

2019 NBBQA Product: Best Product Label

1st Place People's Choice

2019 NBBQA People's Choice Steak & Brisket Rub

KCBS 28th Ribs

Photo by Roger W. Bonham


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About Us

SmokinGhost BBQ was founded to support local athletics program. They didn’t know it at the time but they were crafting their skills at BBQ while helping the school district’s athletic programs. As is often the case in life, people that volunteer get more back, not only the sense of accomplishment in making a difference in the lives of our youth, but valuable skills and relationships. It is those skills and relationships that helped them upgrade the menu at the concession stand, improving the quality of food and margin that went back to the schools—with quality BBQ.


SmokinGhost BBQ namesake is derived from the local high school mascot—the Grey Ghosts. What four guys started years ago has now ended up as a competition quality BBQ rub that’s great in your kitchen as well. SmokinGhost BBQ follows its Midwest roots from small town Chillicothe Illinois. The rub was specifically designed for Steak and Brisket, but is awesome on hamburgers and great for meatloaf too. It packs a subtle heat, but is not hot. We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to share your creative applications and recipes email us at info@smokinghostbbq.com. We will post (with credits) those awesome recipes. Ten cents of each bottle sold will continue to go towards local athletic programs.





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