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Unread 07-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #16
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I think I'm the only one in the thread that
hates Sweet Baby Ray's. There's something
in it that makes it too sweet, or something.
I can't put my finger on it, but I tried it once,
and ruined some perfectly good chicken.

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Unread 07-09-2011, 09:56 AM   #17
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No you are not the only one. Sweet baby rays is liked up north mainly ( I think it is made in or near Chicago, which is not a bbq mecca ). It has just recently made it down south. Sauces are and should be regional due to the types of meat & style of cooking. Carolina sauce is going to be great at pig pickins and other sauces are going to work best on brisket. The best sauces are going to be homemade. But in alot of instances you can start with Kraft orig bbq sauce as a base and still be homemade, but it needs to match the meat. Making your own sauce and matching it to the spices and smoke flavor of the meat is part of the art of bbqing.
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Unread 07-09-2011, 05:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by XJ99
I think I'm the only one in the thread that
hates Sweet Baby Ray's. There's something
in it that makes it too sweet, or something.
I can't put my finger on it, but I tried it once,
and ruined some perfectly good chicken.
I don't care for it either, might as well be Heinz.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 08:04 AM   #19
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NOT a sweet baby rays fan either.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #20
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For store bought sauce... Sweet Baby Rays Original is pretty good.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 11:55 AM   #21
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John Boy and Billy Grillin Sauce, yeehaw!!!! Its good, I like a sauce called dad's recipe. google it. Butt-Rubb is my fav rub too.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 10:57 AM   #22
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I got nothing for home made sauce but I happened across some (Don) Shula BBQ sauce in the grocery down here and it is outstanding. Best store bought sauce I've come across by far.

I do use a sauce for chicken that is a vinegar based sauce. It's my personal favorite for chicken. It's called Cornell sauce and is a staple at upstate NY BBQ's.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #23
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i really like cattleman's, can get it anywhere, it's not too sweat and not hot.

but, good q does not need sauce.
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Unread 07-13-2011, 08:01 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by CJATE View Post

but, good q does not need sauce.
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Unread 07-14-2011, 09:05 AM   #25
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I have made my own wicked sauce that is both sweet and sticky, goes great on wings or to dip fries in.

Cattleman's BBQ Sauce - I usually by the big bottle at Sam's Club

Frank's Red Hot - Again get the big jug


I usually take 2 cups of Cattleman's and a half cup of Frank's and then 8 oz of honey and WAAAAALAAAAA, Great BBQ!!!!

You may want to adjust to your taste though!
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Unread 08-12-2011, 07:36 AM   #26
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dont have recipe for homade bbq sauces but yet i have 2 differents tha ti make lol
one is just some cheap store baught sauce in a giant jar, add some red hot, wostershire sauce, steak sauce, and what ever else is in the spice cabinet mix it all up and then season the rest of the way to taste lol works out really well for like ribs, brisket stuff like that.

Now for pig i cant really give to many details as its a family secret i got from my late cousin from TN But its a vinigar and tomato juice based sauce that has alot of red hot and i dont remember entire what else.. But hot dang it does good on pig lol
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depends on what I am making. Ribs I only use a dry rub. Maybe a little vinegar based sauce on it. Puled pork or brisket, mustard based sauce is my favorite, I like a sweet sauce mixed with vinegar.

Cattlemens mustard sauce is great.
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Unread 08-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #28
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I tend to buy Sweet Baby Ray's Original or Chipotle...always is on sale for like 99 cents a bottle or something.

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Unread 08-30-2011, 04:43 AM   #29
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Here is my homemade sauce recipe. I make it when i smoke a pork butt or some ribs.

Tennessee BBQ Sauce
2c Catsup
1/2c apple cider vinegar
1/4c Worcestershire sauce
1/8c Dale's seasoning
2c Beer
1c Onions, chopped
1/2c Molasses
1/2t garlic powder
couple dashes of hickory liquid smoke
couple dashes of Louisiana hot sauce or Texas pete

I will saute the onions for a little bit to get them soft and then start adding the rest of the ingredients. you can use brown sugar instead of molasses but I like molasses and i think it gives it some color. I bring it to a boil and then turn the heat down and let it simmer for 30min-1hr. I will adjust the thickness with the catsup and beer. I like my sauce thinner than the store bought junk. And these are just starting points for measurements I always end adding more of this or that in there until it has the right taste and consistency. hope you enjoy
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:55 AM   #30
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We also buy the big jugs of Cattleman's at Sams Club.

We add a little Honey,Butter,Beer and Garlic to it and use for BBQ'n...its a big hit around here when we have parties or get togethers..i'll make a few different batches of it with a few with added Texas Pete hot sauce and/or Jalapeno Juice from jarred Jalapeno for a heat factor for those who like it.

We also use the same thing for our Buffalo Wings...mix the sauce and keep it simmering in a pot,deep fry the wings in either virgin olive oil or peanut oil,then put the wings in the sauce simmering for a while,then take out and put in an oven to "thicken up" a bit...we can never make enough for everyone,they get devoured quickly.

The wife has even used some of it leftover(we keep it in the fridge for grillin and such) to add to baked beans..another one that never needs to be put in leftover pans,,it disappears quickly.
Kids also love it with the hotdogs and burgers..dip the hotdogs in it and throw on the grill,and put it on burgers on the grill.
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