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Unread 06-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #1
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Barbecue Sauce

Post up your barbecue sauce recipes. Most store bought sauces aren't very good and tend to be too this or too that. I find most of them too sweet, too artificial smoke tasting, too greasey, or some combination thereof. Also store bought sauces tend to taste heavily of chemicals and preservatives.

To me a good sauce should enhance the natural flavors, not hide or overpower them.

I tend to prefer a mustard or mustard/tomato based sauce with lots of onions and garlic, with some twang but not too sour or tart. Some people load up a sauce with vinegar, which may be an OK base for hot wings, but not for barbecue. I don't mind some spiciness to a barbecue sauce, but I don't like it so hot where there is pure pain with no flavor. I hate black pepper too, except on eggs and potatoes.

We are eating meat here, not candy. It is not necessary to put 5 pounds of sugar in one gallon of sauce.

With that said, things I like in a sauce are mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce in some form, lots of onions, lots of garlic, lots of bell pepper, chili powder and or Cajun seasoning, coke whiskey or possibly beer, beef broth and other ingredients to make it memorable but not radical.

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Unread 06-28-2011, 12:33 AM   #2
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I've never tried making my own but I'd like to experiment with a few types one of these days. I'm a big fan of Big Bob Gibson's different sauces. I usually order a case of the Mustard Sauce and the Rub's at least once a year. All of the other sauces are good as well and the White Sauce can give you a twist on some of the typical cooks.

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Unread 06-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #3
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What kind of BBQ are we talking about?

If it's pig then this is really good...


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Unread 07-02-2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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never made my own, frankly i find most homemade sauces that i have tried rather lack luster in flavor, or over done with something or missing something. i have yet to find anyone's homemade sauce that i really like.

but then again, not a huge fan of many store bought sauces either, but my favorite sauce by far is
Marks Feed store sauce. comes in a red, mustard base, or hot variety.
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i really like jack Daniels master blend personally. i havent really explored other options yet
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Unread 07-02-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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The best well balanced sauce I have ever had comes from Carson's Ribs in Chicago. Most others are lacking in something. This is a "sort of sweet" red sauce, full of flavor. Pour it on already cooked food or cook with it, either way, it is very good.

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some of the best "store bought" stuff I've had is from Lucilles BBQ restaurants. You cant buy it in stores, but they sell their sauce in the restaurant. They have a regular, sweet and spicy, and my fav is the Memphis style.

Either that, or the BBQ sauce from Hot Dog Annies....holy crap! That brings back memories of childhood. But none of you know what Hot Dog Annie's is.
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The best store bought sauce I like is Sweet baby rays lol.
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The best store bought sauce I like is Sweet baby rays lol.
for a widely available sauce, it is one of the few i really like and can get no matter where i am.
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Unread 07-05-2011, 06:23 AM   #10
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From the store - Stubbs. Couldn't give you my recipe as it's different each time I do whip one up.
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some of ythe best sauce I ever had was from Shane's rib shack. It's a chain joint with just average BBQ but their sauce is awesome.
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Unread 07-05-2011, 08:43 AM   #12
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Salt Lick BBQ sauce down in Austin, TX.

Just recently we stumbled on The Hickory House in Parker, CO and their sauce is very good as well.
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Unread 07-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #13
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When I make mine I like to use a small amount of real maple syrup instead of the more traditional sweeteners, just to offset some of the tang. It also caramelizes well.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #14
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My favorite store bought is sweet baby rays sweet and spicy, but I usually don't use store bought stuff. Typical ingredients for me include apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and molasses.
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Unread 07-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #15
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In store my favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's but from a restaurant it's The Smoke Pit in Omaha, NE. It's still sold in mason jars and it's cheap!
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