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Monday, April 02, 2012

BBQ Sauce Tips

I get media requests periodically and don't always respond to them, but a few weeks ago I was asked to recommend some of my favorite bbq sauces for Woman's World magazine. It's definitely not a magazine that I read personally, but I know a lot of ladies like to read it.

I found out today that one of my suggestions will be included in the May 2012 issue. Pretty cool.

They accepted my least favorite sauce of the three that I suggested, but it's a sauce that many people who are getting into the bbq hobby start out with. Here's the list of sauces I suggested:

1. Blues Hog
2. Sweet Baby Rays
3. K.C. Masterpiece

There are many others that I like, but I think the editors at Woman's World were looking for some mainstream suggestions that can be purchased at most grocery stores throughout the country.

Blues Hog is the only sauce that I use straight from the bottle. Most other sauces I use are "doctored up" with some additional honey and if I'm cooking ribs, I also add some brown sugar.

Note: Edited on 4/9/12. It's come to my attention that I posted the incorrect magazine title when I made the original post. I have made the correction above.

9 comments:

Chris said...

I'm not a huge fan of Blues Hog but my family LOVES the stuff. So glad I can buy it off the shelf at my local grocery store.

Mark Denby said...

Interesting that Women's day would ask for that. I'm not trying to be a numbskull, but how many women do you know who actually barbecue? I personally know none, it's the one time my wife gets to sit back and let me do all the cooking. Anyways, just thought it was kinda funny.

The BBQ Guy said...

Mark,

Surprisingly they write about bbq quite a bit: http://www.womansday.com/search/?q=bbq

ballguyy said...

Go to Costco and buy the Robert Rothschild farms smokey sweet bbq sauce, its all natural and blows the other out of the water.

The BBQ Guy said...

I haven't had the Rothschild Farms bbq sauce. Unfortunately I'm not a member of Costco. When they sent me the request they asked me to focus on bbq sauce that was avaialble in most grocery stores. Blues Hog is not readily availabe in grocery stores outside of Missouri at this time, but the other two can be purchased at most of the major grocery chains. I'll be on the look out for the Rothschild Farms some place other than Costco.

panthers76 said...

Have you tried Butchers BBQ vs. Blues Hog? Not as sweet IMHO.

I try and make my own sauces as I like a nice balance of sweet vs. tangy. But, for every success, I dump 5 down the drain...

The BBQ Guy said...

I haven't tried Butchers yet. I'd like to. It's hard to argue with the success of Blues Hog. Many competitors win with it each and every weekend on the contest circuit.

Anonymous said...

I love a good sauce; right now my husband is working on his own concoction. He is the griller and I am the entertainer when we BBQ. The food is great and I usually connect my Tailgater I got from my employer Dish to get the party started. It has an easy set-up and we can watch games or almost anything in HD.

Jeff said...

With Father's Day coming up, that might be another reason Women's Magazine was interested. I've seen Blues Hog while surfing the web, but have never had it. Good to know it's well liked.