2014 NBBQA Award Winning Sauces Available at BBQ Pro Shop!

The Gary Glen Experience

Gary Glen Reviews: Big Butz BBQ Sauce Cranberry and Hot!

The National Barbecue Association held it’s annual conference for 2014 in San Marco, TX and as the BBQ Pro Shop does every year, we like to recognize the Product, Rub and Sauce partners who placed in the Top 5 this year and  use this as an opportunity to find new products that we should add to our All Star Line-up! BBQ Pro Shop has always made a commitment to find the best products from the professional pitmasters and family recipes that make the products so unique that you cannot find them in your local specialty shops.

One stand out this year was Famous Dave, I have had the

This may be one of the best overall glaze's for pork and an even better dipping sauce for finished product

This may be one of the best overall glaze’s for pork and an even better dipping sauce for finished product

opportunity to get to know Dave Anderson just a little bit better through my association with the Illinois BBQ Alliance and he is a true BBQ man, through and through. The success of Famous Dave’s and it’s ability to stay true to BBQ through all of the expansion and success is something I appreciate. My family was in Hayward, WI this past summer and had the chance to visit the Original Famous Dave’s on the lake and all of the sauces and food was just great, highly 2014 you stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

This year’s report comes courtesy of Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog where Wayne Brown explores the “Thoughts, Musings, and Tidbits from the World of BBQ” and of which we have supported since the beginning! Stop by and subscribe to his newsletter and check out his Blog! You can download a list of all the winners from the NBBQA site HERE. Congratulations to all the winners! If you are interested in selling on BBQ Pro Shop, drop us a line!

Barbecue Dry Rub & Seasoning – All Purpose
#1 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Rub O’ Mine

Hot Sauce
#1 – Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Hot

Barbecue Sauce – Tomato Mild
#4 – Yah Butz – Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce Cranberry

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Mild
#2 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Original

Barbecue Sauce – Fruit Spicy
#2 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine– Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar

Barbecue Sauce – Vinegar Spicy
# 4 – Sweet Swine O’ Mine – Sweet Sauce O’ Mine Sweet & Spicy Vinegar

As a huge fan of Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern, seeing the growing success of the Jimmy Kimmel is just a clear indication of how hard this guy works for it. This past week, Jimmy Kimmel and crew were in Austin and they visited some of the best in Austin BBQ, well at least the newer BBQ Joints on the scene. Here is a funny video of their BBQ tour. Having done the Austin BBQ Tour last year, can totally appreciate the work it takes to eat that much BBQ in one day!

The Rub Co – Two New BBQ Sauces

It was only a year ago when I asked Ryan Chester, the genius behind The Rub Co whether he had any new products in the pipeline and he said, maybe a sauce this year. Well we are really excited to announce that we are one of the very few retailers to have The Rub Co. Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce and The Rub Co. Tropical Heat BBQ Sauce in stock and for sale! Both are on special for $6.99 and BBQ Pro Shop is one of the first to be selling these on line.

Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce balances Sweet, Heat and Tang!

Southern Smoke BBQ Sauce balances Sweet, Heat and Tang!

The Rub Company Southern Smoke BBQ sauce was created for competition pitmasters to use without having to do a lot of customizations and modifications. Southern Smoke BBQ sauce balances, sweet, heat, and tang which is meant to be applied directly to the meat, straight out of the bottle!

The Rub Company Tropical Heat BBQ Sauce was created to be different. Ryan describes it as a

Tropical Heat will guide your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean!

Tropical Heat will guide your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean!

sauce that will take your taste buds on a trip from Asia to the Caribbean. The flavor profile of Tropical Heat takes the BBQ Sauce to a different level, combining a unique blend of sweet chili’s from Asia, pineapple from Hawaii, and enhanced spices from Jamaica to Barbados. Tropical Heat packs a  flavor explosion that is guaranteed to make your lips smack! Excellent on Chicken and pork.

Myron Mixon: Impressive Line of BBQ Cookers

The MMS-1500  ROTISSERIE Myron Mixon Commercial Smoker weighs in at 3800 pounds and starts around $30k!

The MMS-1500
ROTISSERIE Myron Mixon Commercial Smoker weighs in at 3800 pounds and starts around $30k!

 

A while back we reported seeing a Myron Mixon smoker with his patented Waterpan Technology cooking like crazy at a competition we participated in. Since then, our blog has gotten plenty of comments about where you can buy his Smokers. Well after doing some digging, it looks like you can buy a Myron Mixon Smoker at his web site! That is correct, Myron Mixon Smokers now gives you all the lowdown on the technology behind the world championship “King of BBQ”  They now have three levels you can buy, Backyard, one for Competition and Catering and one for Commercial cooking which is a rotisserie style type cooker, all three look very impressive.

Everyone that has taken Myron’s Class and we are big believers in the water pan, just cannot beat the moisture that it imparts onto the meat and creating a steaming effect that really works. Great to see a man grow his success to new levels. Way to go Myron!

Embedded with Mike Mills of 17th Street BBQ

Michael Gebert is one of our favorites when it comes to documenting BBQ. He is especially near and dear to us, since he hails from Chicago. His blog Aptly named Sky Full Of Bacon, highlights and documents his food adventures and writes for a number of publications. Sharing this video with you that came as a result of his embedding himself with Mike Mills at the Praise The Lard BBQ Competition, which is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year. Enjoy the sights and sounds of what it is like to be at a BBQ competition. We have been down to Murphysboro, IL twice, have met so many great folks and have judged the KCBS contest in the past. If you ever want to experience something really special, this is one not to miss!

Enjoy more of Michael’s video’s at his Sky Full of Bacon Vimeo Site!

Sky Full of Bacon 21: Woodsmoke Nation from Michael Gebert on Vimeo.