Meat Mitch is a BBQ Competitor and they have the sauces to prove it. We have just added Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce and Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce to the BBQ Pro Shop and as per usual, I cannot truly review them, but we can provide you with some background on what our thoughts are and why we felt it our duty to carry these new sauces. There is a great review at Grilling With Rich that we would highly recommend you check out. At 23.5 Ozs per bottle these are great sauces at a really great value.
This sauce is all about the sweet and spice, it is a Kansas City Style through and through. It is a sauce that is great on just about everything. Meat Mitch Whomp! Competition BBQ Sauce is sweet, with a combination of brown sugar and ketchup as the primary ingredients, with a spicy kick to it. The vanilla extract is somewhat the secret to this and not what you would normally find in barbecue sauce. When we tasted it, you can recognize a very subtle, sweet vanilla flavor that comes along with the spice kick. As a competition sauce we have a lot of hopes for it as it will definitely raise some eyebrows. This is the one to get if you like a little heat on the tongue, and the flavor profile is something that will differentiates this from other KC style sauces we have tried.
This one was a great find, we are always looking for sauces and rubs that are All Natural. We find them to be a welcome change and have a unique flavor that only comes from less chemicals and more goodness. If you have someone in your family or you yourself has food allergies this is the sauce you should try! Meat Mitch Naked Whomp! BBQ Sauce is a refreshing new product to see in the world of BBQ Sauce. It is a truly ALL Natural High Fructose Corn Syrup Free or HFCS Free and 100% Gluten Free. Mitch puts it well on the label “No Fruc’n corn syrup” which is the first of it’s kind at BBQ Pro Shop. This the sweet and lovable brother of the Meat Mitch Whomp! BBQ Sauce is all about sweetness and natural goodness. The story behind this is that a local store decided to ban HFCS from it’s shelves and Mitch rose to the occasion. He made the decision to create a barbecue sauce that they would be able to carry and got his sauce back on the shelves.
Have you tried the sauce? Post some comments below and let us know what you think!
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We are excited to add more regions of BBQ to our store. This one comes from the West coast, where BBQ has a story that Jerry made his own. We are excited to now be carrying yet another “Micro” sauce and as always, we love to share the story behind the sauce. Good BBQ is all about good marinades, rubs, sauces and injections and we are happy to announce the addition of Jerry’s Slice Off The Grill BBQ Sauce and Jerry’s Slice Off The Grill BBQ Marinade is now available at BBQ Pro Shop.
Our mission is to bring all of the secrets of good BBQ and all of the tips, tricks, products and the best in BBQ to all corners of the world. When we got the opportunity to work with Jerry, we jumped at the opportunity to bring in a sauce that is native to California grilling and BBQ that also has a marinade that can be used to spice up anything. Jerry started as a griller and has since become a “smoker” and a lover of all things BBQ.
In the 1950s, the weekend backyard barbecue was a symbol of postwar prosperity and family life. Our ritual began in the kitchen of my family’s “old California homestead” depicted on the barbecue sauce and marinade labels, with Mom preparing the sauce while Dad readied the grill.
Mom’s sauce was a marinade, delicate and delicious, the perfect perk-it-up for chicken and flank steak, which were Dad’s specialties. Commercial sauce? I didn’t know it existed, and I was so attached to Mom’s that when I got married and moved out, I began making my own. My goal was to duplicate hers and improve on the flavor and consistency—if that were possible.
Over the years, the marinade evolved, along with the barbecue grills themselves that moved from charcoal to propane to my milestone birthday present of a prized smoker. The birthday party was “Jerry’s Slice Off The Grill,” my own restaurant for a night. Guests begged for more of my barbecue marinated chicken and smoked brisket and ribs. Lots of sauce was served at the table for those who wanted additional zip.
“Bottle it,” said my wife, and since then I’ve made gallons of the marinade recipe, to the delight of family, friends and colleagues.
Their only suggestion was to make it thicker, a challenge to accomplish without changing the flavor, but ultimately I developed the right formula. A food scientist was consulted, science samples were made, and my original critics were called on for blind taste tests. The result is a choice of marinade or sauce, both with a unique tangy sweet flavor and a little kick, reminiscent of the barbecues of my childhood at the old homestead.
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For a long time since the Grill Friends Silicone Fork became harder and harder to find, we lost touch with a tool that helped make Pulled Pork less of a task and more of a joy. Then came the Bear Paws from Bear Paw Products, and life was now different. They are also great for handling meat of all shapes and sizes. You can toss a salad, hold items for slicing, lift huge turkeys or hams and so much more.
These are awesome!! I have been pulling pork for years using a variety of methods. It has always been time consuming and my least favorite part of bbq-ing. These bear paws make it absolutely effortless. Shredded two pork butts in minutes. I shredded five chicken breast for my buffalo chiken dip almost in a blink of an eye. They also help with pulling butts off the smoker. – via N.Protera @ Amazon
Here are some of the additional claims that the make over at Bear Paws:
Safely and securely keep your hands away when slicing/preparing!
Great for handling and cutting vegetables, watermelons- finally a SAFE solution!
Used by professionals, now available for all households!
Natural grip, stay cool handles
Super sharp, extra strong
Shreds meat and chicken for homemade barbeque, chimichangas!
Tosses salads, pastas, makes quick work for homemade coleslaw!
Slip-free grip transferring from oven or grill to your serving platter
Better handling control than long-handled forks or spatulas
Will not scratch coated surfaces
Easy to use
Every household needs a pair!
Thousand’s of uses year-round!
Great gift idea!
Once they’re in your hands, you’ll wonder how you got by without them!
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Often times I review products on the blog that I carry, but it has occurred to me that this can be considered a little self-serving and at the end of the day, probably is not the best way to give these great suppliers and partners their due. Well Shane Draper has been doing a rock star job of promoting his products and getting samples out to the various bloggers that matter in the world of sauce, rub, BBQ and Grilling. So below are snippets of what the bloggers are saying and links to their full posts. You can buy it at BBQ Pro Shop, Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s BBQ Smokin’ Sauce.
From Hot Sauce Daily, thy do an incredible job of photographing the rub and the sauce and I really think that this is a great review of both products. Really did it some justice. My Favorite quote is from Marilyn who gave it 5 Stars!
They didn’t set out to be any of those regional sauces – they set out to make the best sauce they could make. I don’t think they need to change anything. They met their goal – this is a great BBQ sauce. It’s one of the best BBQ sauces I’ve ever had.
Scott Roberts is one of the best bloggers out there when it comes to reviewing sauces and rubs, he is often times on the BBQ Central Radio show and well-respected among the BBQ community. His review is very through and gets into a detailed review. I especially like how his review includes texture and close-up shots of the rub itself. This is what I found to be most unique about Drapers.
My verdict? The sauce is a must-have. If your food dollar can’t stretch that far, I would suggest to opt for only that. However, if you have a few extra bucks to splurge, go ahead and grab a bottle of the A.P. Rub as virtually deficiencies melt away as it combines with the Smokin’ Sauce.
Kevin’s BBQ Joints is the premier on-line resource for all things BBQ, he does a great job of getting together all sorts of great reviews on what else, BBQ Joints. He does most of the BBQ Joint reviews himself and occasionally has a guest review as well. You can search for BBQ joints by you and also check out his reviews of Rubs and Sauces. He did an excellent review that includes a lot of history of Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.
I show the rub first as my father-in-law immediately used it on steaks the first day I had it and since then he’s used it on everything from roasts to chicken. He has told me on more than one occasion that this is the best rub he’s every used. I tend to agree it’s among the top I’ve ever used as it really enhances the flavor of meat instead of altering it to taste just like rub.
On to the sauce: I’d give it a 3 1/2 to 4 out of 5 stars (haven’t given any sauce a 5 yet) and would definitely be a sauce I’d purchase in the future.
Add Paddio Daddio BBQ to the mix of bloggers who have reviewed Drapers. He did a really in depth and straight to the point review of both the sauce and the rub. So add this one to the list of BBQ bloggers who are loving Draper’s BBQ A.P. Rub and Draper’s A.P. Rub.
If you are looking to for a sauce and/or rub that will add a new and unique dimension to your barbecue, you really can’t go wrong with Draper’s. It’s good stuff, indeed.
The latest review of the sauce comes from Wilfred Reinke aka Oshawa Ogre’s blog called Views, News & BBQ’s. He can be found on Twitter and Facebook and he always does a great job of talking about grilling and BBQ in a way that is very basic yet to the point. He did a great job reviewing the sauce and I really like his thoughts and the way that he uses rub on french fries! Click the link above and check out his full review, great pictures of the rub and sauce! We much appreciate the shout out on the blog too!
These ribs were fantastic! rivals anything that I ate at various RibFests last summer, DBQ Smokin’ Sauce enhanced the ribs both by the sauce that was slathered on during the last 10 minutes of the cook and when I added a bit more on top. Wow! I can see what Shane means when he put on the label of every bottle of Rub and Sauce ” Three generations of pride and flavour in a bottle”
Grilling With Rich takes the time to review this from a grilling perspective and tried it on some wings which is a switch from how it was reviewed by others, so adding this to the mix was helpful.
Drapers BBQ in-bodies some of the heart and soul of barbecue along with some great tradition of barbecue sauce and it is in my opinion that they are always striving to stay true to their roots, so with all that said, I am very proud to say that: Drapers BBQ has the Grilling with Rich Approval!
I have tried the rub on ribs and most recently on a ribeye steak which was an absolute treat, brings a nice savory flavor, adds the sweet and brings a little heat as well. Need to open up some sauce in the very near future! Hope you buy some from us and help out Shane Draper.
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Mrs. Dog’s Jamaican Jerk Marinade is a product that we believe in and feel that this is a product that is worth buying. We added this product and Mrs. Dog provided a whole set of recipe’s that work well with her marinade. Here is a recipe that works well on all chicken parts, especially chicken wings!
- 5 lbs. chicken wings
- 5 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
- 5 tablespoons Mrs. Dog’s Jamaican Jerk Marinade
- 2 cups finally grated Parmesan Cheese
- In a large bowl mix oil and jerk marinade. Add Wings. Mix and marinate the wings overnight if possible. The longer you marinate the chicken, the spicier it will taste. Add cheese and mix well. If you have the time, out the cheese into a bowl and roll each wing in it.
- Oven Method:Bake the wings on a greased sheet pan at 375F for about 40 minutes turning one if necessary. Grill Method: Place the wings on the grill using a medium indirect cooking method, so that the wings are not directly over the coals. Let them stay on the grill for around 30 minutes and then at the end, place over the coals and watch closely so that you crisp the skin, but not burn it.
- You can cook these in advance and the reheat to serve.
Mrs. Dog’s Jamaican Jerk Marinade is a fat-free marinade which is excellent on your favorite meat, game, seafood or poultry. Each jar contains enough jerk marinade to make up to twenty four (24) pounds of meat. It can be added to burgers, soups, dips, omelets or veggies. ‘Jerking’ is a unique Jamaican; a centuries old tradition begun by Arawak Indians to flavor and preserve meat. It was slowly cooked over a pimento wood fire which helps jerked foods to become tender, while exploding with heat & flavor.