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Ray Ray's Rub is the best way to make your meat the most mouth-watering meal you've ever eaten, help us bottle it for the masses!

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS PLEASE NOTE that Ray Ray's Rub will be shipping to U.S. Backers only for this phase of the launch. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Ray Ray's rub was born out of a labor of love. More than a decade ago, Ray Ray and his family moved from the Boston area to Kansas City, which is known as a Mecca of barbecue. Upon his arrival, he was taken to the famous Arthur Bryant's Barbecue restaurant where he would have a food epiphany. His world would never be the same after biting into the smokey, slow cooked rack of ribs he ordered off the menu.

For Ray Ray, it was love at first bite. While he was enjoying his first real barbecue meal he vowed that he would learn everything he could about making great tasting slow-cooked food at home. He wanted to eventually earn the title, "pit-master".

Now, ten years later, Ray Ray has earned that title. He has cooked tens of thousands of pounds of meat and has catered events across the country both big and small. 

Through all of that real-world experience, and by simply rolling up his sleeves and getting dirty, Ray Ray can cook with the best of the pit-masters of the world, and is certainly better than any of the celebrity "chefs" you see on television.

In all of his travels, Ray Ray continually has been asked what his secret is to making such great food. His answer is always simple, "There isn't any secret really, I just never stop learning from people who are better at it than I am. The one thing I guess I DO have, is this dry rub I've worked on for the past decade."

Upon hearing that statement, invariably people always ask where they can buy a bottle of Ray Ray's Rub, and up until now he's been embarrassed to say that they aren't able to. After hearing it over and over again, Ray Ray figured it was time to bottle his dry rub recipe, and offer it to the masses.

That's why we've decided to turn to Kickstarter to help make Ray Ray's Rub a reality, and to launch it via internet and local grocery store sales. We have some awesome rewards levels set up on the right hand side, and would sure appreciate your support.

As Ray Ray always says, "If you have a good product or service, and are willing to work hard to help make people's lives better, you can't help but succeed." We know you feel the same way, and are looking forward to partnering with you to bring Ray Ray's Rub to the masses! Happy smokin'!

ADDED 8:33PM 8/21/12

Ray Ray sent his friend Erica some of his rub, and she made a brisket at home with it. Here are some pictures of the results. 

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    The "I just want my name on the project!" package. For those that who want to just donate and help out, the $1 package gets your name on our website when it launches as a thank you for your support.

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    The "Just gimme the rub!" package. 1 Bottle of Ray Ray's Rub By paying a bit over the retail of what we are targeted for Ray Ray's Rub, not only will you get your hands on a bottle of this awesome concoction, you will ensure that it will be available for some time to come so that you can get more when you run out. And trust us, you will run out at some point! (We've taken to have to beat the neighbors away with a broom when they have used all of theirs!

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    The "I wanna make sure I have enough for awhile!" package. 3 bottles of Ray Ray's Rub and a Ray Ray's Rub T-shirt. Our second level of support gets you not only three bottles of Ray Ray's rub to rub your meat down with, but also a snazzy t-shirt to show your support for the best dry rub you have ever tasted!

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    The "I want Ray Ray to teach me how to rub down my meat!" package. 1 case (12 bottles) of Ray Ray's Rub, a Ray Ray's Rub t-shirt and a private BBQ lesson via Google Hangouts with Ray Ray himself where he'll give you some tips and tricks that will make your barbecue so much better, you won't know how you did without it!

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    The "I'm serious about BBQ!" package. Supporters at this level are probably a little more hardcore than normal, and are interested in learning everything they can about making great barbecue at home. Here's what you will get: 1. 1 case (12 bottles) of Ray Ray's Rub 2. Ray Ray's Rub T-shirt. 3. A private barbecue lesson with Ray Ray himself via Google hangouts where you will get some tips and tricks and time to ask questions about making great barbecue at home. 4. A preview copy of Ray Ray's upcoming book that rips the veil of secrecy off of making great barbecue at home!

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    The "I want to be your Godfather!" Package. Supporters at this level are going to get the granddaddy of all the rewards that Ray Ray can offer. Here's what you will get: 1. A case of Ray Ray's Rub (12 bottles) 2. Ray Ray's Rub T-Shirt 3. A copy of Ray Ray's upcoming book which rips the veil of secrecy off of making great barbecue at home. 4. Ray Ray will come and cook for you at an event or family dinner of your choosing. (Limitations: up to 25 people, transportation and food costs to be discussed. Please contact Ray Ray at ray@raywalters.me before pledging)

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