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Title: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: mojo2454 on June 24, 2018, 08:27:21 AM
I'm aware this may cause some disagreements, but I'm curious to what people use for different foods, being that I'm pretty basic with Stubb's and Sweet Baby Ray's, so I would like to broaden my options.

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Travis on June 24, 2018, 09:47:47 AM
Killer hogs original


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: SMOKE FREAK on June 24, 2018, 10:01:54 AM
Rudy's sause (that's how he spells it) available in Texas or on line...I hear his rub is damn good too...
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Kneab on June 24, 2018, 10:02:07 AM
Maull's[emoji41]
Or Sticky finger's Carolina classic or Memphis original.

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: HoosierKettle on June 24, 2018, 10:10:24 AM
Montgomery inn on chicken [emoji106]

I still use some open pit once in awhile on chicken. [emoji12]

Swamp boys on pork. 

I still use sweet baby rays thinned with a little cider vinegar.

Kc masterpiece once in awhile.

I like famous Daveís on ribs.

I donít really have a favorite. I like variety.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: mojo2454 on June 24, 2018, 10:21:25 AM
I have heard of killer hogs original, I definitely wanna try it. I love his videos, I would also try a bunch more of what you guys are saying.

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 10:26:05 AM
This one will probably run the gamut as everyoneís palate is different.

Iíve tried a ton of commercial sauces.

At home, I normally use the Heinz Pitmaster sauces (specifically Carolina Mustard, Texas). I use the mustard sauce on just about everything and while it doesnít taste quite like a homemade mustard sauce, itís priced right and tasty from the bottle when I need a quick fix. Itís my go-to for a BBQ burger or with French fries. The Heinz Pitmaster sauces are cheap, junk free, and taste really good. Get them at Target/Walmart for $2 each.

Straight from the bottle Swamp Boys original is the closest thing I have found to the sauce I used to make at a rib joint in college (and still make on occasion). I really like the flavor profile. Great on everything.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 10:30:43 AM

I have heard of killer hogs original, I definitely wanna try it. I love his videos, I would also try a bunch more of what you guys are saying.

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Killer Hogs BBQ sauce is a little more molasses forward. Iíd try a bunch and see where your palate takes you.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Rub on June 24, 2018, 10:31:33 AM
I am very biased as this is my own sauce, but I wouldn't have put it into production if i didn't love it. Ribs, chicken, pork and brisket.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 10:36:46 AM

I am very biased as this is my own sauce, but I wouldn't have put it into production if i didn't love it. Ribs, chicken, pork and brisket.

Itís legit folks. ☝️

Hoping it helps us win a wing competition in 2 weeks.




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Title: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mr.CPHo on June 24, 2018, 10:41:33 AM
It really is awesome.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: mojo2454 on June 24, 2018, 10:50:04 AM
Where would I be able to get swamp boys bbq sauce? Im in upstate NY

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 10:51:41 AM

Where would I be able to get swamp boys bbq sauce? Im in upstate NY

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Many online retailers carry it.

I usually get it from Big Poppa Smokers when Iím reordering supplies.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Speedster on June 24, 2018, 12:19:19 PM
Knotts berry farm boysenberry BBQ sauce! Wow factor


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: bigssa on June 24, 2018, 12:34:04 PM
I am partial to Stick Fingers (local chain) Carolina Classic. It is sold in grocery stores nation wide and it is a really good mustard based sauce. You can buy it online as well: https://www.stickyfingers.com/product/sticky-fingers-bbq-sauce-carolina-classic/
Their Sweet Southern Heat is also good if you like some spice in your sauce.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: bbqking01 on June 24, 2018, 12:48:48 PM
Blues Hog is good. And believe it or not, the Wal-Mart here had some stuff, kind of runny, but was called Head Country. Tasted good.

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Darko on June 24, 2018, 01:33:53 PM
Any sauce that doesn't use high fructose corn syrup.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: bbqking01 on June 24, 2018, 01:50:14 PM
Agree!!

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: MacEggs on June 24, 2018, 03:12:03 PM

I am a big fan of Stubb's, but it's hard to find up here in Canada.

First time seeing this stuff at Costco this year.  Canadian made, and it's excellent.  Two bottles for $6.  A good deal, IMO.

Aptly named ...  :D


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Title: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 04:45:08 PM
I am partial to Stick Fingers (local chain) Carolina Classic. It is sold in grocery stores nation wide and it is a really good mustard based sauce. You can buy it online as well: https://www.stickyfingers.com/product/sticky-fingers-bbq-sauce-carolina-classic/
Their Sweet Southern Heat is also good if you like some spice in your sauce.

Yes !


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: WhaleinaTeardrop on June 24, 2018, 04:50:32 PM
Rileyís Smokiní Sweet Heat

Made by a local guy here in Chicago; itís in a few stores and available online.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: SmokeVide on June 24, 2018, 05:55:24 PM
Maull's, Gates, Rendezvous, Corky's, and, for chicken, I once in a while get in a mood for Open Pit regular. There are several others that I like, and there are a few that I really dislike.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Schaefd2 on June 24, 2018, 06:38:02 PM

Any sauce that doesn't use high fructose corn syrup.
this.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on June 24, 2018, 06:56:47 PM
No favorites. Grew up with Maull's original, and so that's BBQ sauce for me. My dad bought "some Maull's" for me and it turned out he bought KC style. Wait, what???

Anyway, I like anything from Gourmet Warehouse (their Cherry JalapeŮo is awesome) I also currently have Jack Daniels KC-style in the fridge and also a Kona coffee style from King's Hawaiian that's really interesting.

I'm also a fan of Carolina style yellow sauces.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 08:55:30 PM
Maull's, Gates, Rendezvous, Corky's, and, for chicken, I once in a while get in a mood for Open Pit regular. There are several others that I like, and there are a few that I really dislike.

Alright, I'll bite: what do you dislike?

As a side note: the Open Pit regular reminds me of the BBQ sauce served at the Foster Farms Restaurants where I grew up (before they downsized and changed the name to: "The Chicken Barn"). I don't think its the exact same sauce as Open Pit (but it's eerily close...a little sweeter/maybe more ketchup?); i'll say as a kid you don't forget those flavors. Mixed with fried chicken or fried potatoes (spuds)...man...just take me away.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: SmokeVide on June 24, 2018, 09:52:24 PM
Maull's, Gates, Rendezvous, Corky's, and, for chicken, I once in a while get in a mood for Open Pit regular. There are several others that I like, and there are a few that I really dislike.

Alright, I'll bite: what do you dislike?

As a side note: the Open Pit regular reminds me of the BBQ sauce served at the Foster Farms Restaurants where I grew up (before they downsized and changed the name to: "The Chicken Barn"). I don't think its the exact same sauce as Open Pit (but it's eerily close...a little sweeter/maybe more ketchup?); i'll say as a kid you don't forget those flavors. Mixed with fried chicken or fried potatoes (spuds)...man...just take me away.

Dislike: Sweet Baby Ray, Blues Hog, Rufus Teague, Bone Suckin' Sauce, K.C. Masterpiece, some others. Those all have their devotees, but I just don't like them. Anyone else have ones they dislike?
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on June 24, 2018, 10:28:16 PM

Dislike: Sweet Baby Ray, Blues Hog, Rufus Teague, Bone Suckin' Sauce, K.C. Masterpiece, some others. Those all have their devotees, but I just don't like them. Anyone else have ones they dislike?

Hunt's, Kraft, K.C. Masterpiece, Sweet Baby Ray's. To me the first two are similar and the later two are (to a point) as well. I grew up on Kraft and K.C. Masterpiece. Kraft on chicken legs is a holiday cookout from my early youth. Likewise, K.C. Masterpiece on (or in) hamburgers take me back. I joke with my dad about flavors from the past. He says that I make a caliber of stuff that he'd never dreamed of creating back in the 80's. That always makes me smile.

I don't mind Blues Hog too much...but straight it tastes like overly-sweetened A-1 steak sauce to me. Cut it and its ok.
Title: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: AgentSmith on June 24, 2018, 11:02:40 PM
My favourite changes every so often. The current one being ĎRedís Devil Wing Sauceí. (Itís a sauce from a UK bbq restaurant)
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Jon Tofte on June 25, 2018, 07:14:40 AM
Head Country mentioned above is a great ďstraight upĒ bbq sauce. Not hot, not too sweet, just really good. I also like sweet sauce, and my personal favorite is The Shed Southern Sweet. Sonnyís Sweet sauce is my wifeís favorite and always a reliable choice.


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Jed.cook on June 25, 2018, 01:55:40 PM
My wife made this sauce to go along with some chicken thighs & drums I was grilling a few years ago. Now anytime she asks me what I want for dinner, I shout this one out before she can even finish the question.

Itíll stink up your kitchen (a good stink, but still), so if you have a gasser with a side burner, Iíd suggest cooking it in a pot outside.

Hands-down my favorite BBQ sauce. Quite possibly my favorite food.

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-or-steak-with-balsamic-bbq-sauce-recipe-1953568.amp


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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Bubblehead on June 26, 2018, 04:59:17 AM
When we lived in Hawaii, I used to buy Deb's from this lovely lady. http://www.debsribs.com/

Since we moved to Oklahoma, we've been buying http://sweet-spirit-fundraiser.com/retail/presta/index.php?id_category=12&controller=category

I really loved Deb's, it was the perfect base to doctor up in any way you saw fit.  Last week, I was feeling homesick and tried to order a bottle online.  I was unable to locate any so I called the restaurant number on the website.  I was able to speak with Deb in person (I was so excited), sadly she informed me that her sauce is no longer available.  After a bit of snooping and a couple calls back home and it sounds like Deb has closed her doors.  It's a sad day for me, I loved that place.

The good news is that the folks at Sweet Spirit make some darn fine products and they are local.  I haen't tried much other than their sauce (YET!)
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: mojo2454 on February 16, 2019, 02:37:19 PM
Defiantly some good ideas!

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: qrczak1 on February 16, 2019, 03:53:00 PM
I'm a simple guy. No 1 and 2
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: jmike314 on February 17, 2019, 03:31:48 AM
If itís a store bought sauce...then for me itís gotta be Gates. This was dadís choice and the one we grew up on.

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: hawgheaven on February 17, 2019, 03:40:55 AM
I don't use store bought sauce. I make my own, based on a Rudy's clone, but with some mods. Good stuff.
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: SMOKE FREAK on February 17, 2019, 04:41:46 AM
I LOVE the Rudy's...
Never made the clone...yet...
Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: LiquidOcelot on February 17, 2019, 06:46:15 AM
Sweet baby rays spicy bbq is my current fave its hot but not melt your face hot

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Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: Mike in Roseville on February 17, 2019, 07:47:17 AM
If you guys like the flavor of Blues Hog Original, but want something that isn't as overly sweet...try Kosmo's Sweet Smoke.

I am really digging the Kosmo sauces currently: Sweet Smoke, Cherry Habanero, Peach Habanero.

Title: Re: Favorite bbq sauce?
Post by: mojo2454 on February 19, 2019, 04:38:51 PM
So far I'm a huge fan of stubbs their BBQ sauce never disappoints

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