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 BBQ Sauce 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!
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!
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!
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.
BBQ Pro Shop has been carrying Ubon’s BBQ Sauce since it was bottled and mass distributed a couple of years back. We first had Ubon’s BBQ at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party in NYC a few years back, and the pulled pork was legit! So when we got a chance to carry Ubon’s BBQ Sauce we jumped at the opportunity. Here is a great video that tells the story. This video comes from a great new BBQ show. The Travel Channel picked up BBQ Crawl, a great series from Danielle Bennett Dimovski aka @divaQ which is about as real a host as you can find when it comes to fun, energy and bringing the BBQ love! Enjoy!
So Dean called me a few days ago and asked me how is awesome BBQ Sauce was selling and I told him that we needed to get the word out so I asked him for the Top % Unique uses of Dean’s STS – Smokin’ Texas Barbecue Sauce cooking sauce. Below is a collection of some of the comments he has gotten from his biggest fans on how they are spicing up their recipes.
1. Vegetable Cooking Broth – Use 1 part sauce mixed with 1 part water and slowly simmer favorite vegetables as normal.
Compliments of V. Mills, resident of “Serenity”
2. Zesty Meatloaf – Substitute Dean’s STS in place of the ketchup when called for in your favorite meatloaf recipe.
– Compliments of D. McCollough, Atlanta, GA
3. Tangier Homemade Pizza – Mix in “a good portion” of Dean’s STS when creating the marinara sauce to be spread on pizza dough before baking.
– Compliments of G. Rygert, Marietta, GA
4.Ketchup Replacement – This stuff is the ultimate replacement for Ketchup, and is just awesome on burgers. Tangy flavor with just a kiss of heat.
5. Lechón baboy is just better – Dean’s spouse hails from the island nation, Philippines. One of her homeland’s treasured national foods is known at Lechón baboy, a spit-roasted whole hog, fired long and slow in a time honored tradition that results in supernaturally crisp teak-colored skin, yet fall-off-the-bone moist meat entrapped within the skin. We’ve had the local (there’s only one here in the Atlanta area we know of) lechón maker add Dean’s STS to the usual host of Asian spices that the hog is stuffed with before cooking, resulting in quite unique flavor combinations.
Dean’s STS – Smokin’ Texas Barbecue Sauce all natural is a deliberate antithesis of the stereotypical sweet-n-syrupy BBQ sauces found in the major retailers. Not a “boutique” sauce but we can tell you that Dean’s Smokin’ Texas BBQ Sauce is not the typical sauce found at your local grocer.
Having just sold out of Rooftop BBQ Sauce, we called to re-order and found out that Green Mountain Grills has added it to their line up of sauces and rubs. The best blog post I could find on this which tells the story:
Green Mountain Grills Pitmaster BBQ Sauce
Last week I alluded to a coming announcement about Rooftop BBQ Sauce. Andy announced just yesterday on the Whiskey Bent Radio Show that team’s long time sponsor, Green Mountain Grills, is producing the Rooftop BBQ sauce; repackaged, rebranded and with an improved formula: Pitmaster BBQ Sauce.
Starting next week it will be shipping out nationwide to all GMG stores and beyond. While the team will still be selling the sauce at their events, GMG will be the sole distributor and they will be making it much more available and at a more inexpensive price at $5.99 a bottle. It has also been repackaged in a plastic bottle with a new label and has been thinned out with the addition of apple juice.
Everyone we talk to seems to have an opinion on Andy’s decision to do this, but as I may be the only one who truly knows how much Andy works while running a side business—or two— in addition to a full time job. He never stops. Now, taking and shipping sauce orders has been lifted off his shoulders and he can focus on what he truly loves: cooking amazing barbeque.
Big thanks to Samantha Allen for her beautiful blog and having some information on this exciting announcement!