We often get asked what makes up a good gift for dad on Father’s Day and here is a list of things that you would need to make the ultimate in Mike Mills Baby Back Ribs all on your own! Get these BBQ gifts for dad and he cannot go wrong in making the ultimate baby back ribs that will make his family proud.
Peace Love and Barbecue The bible of all things BBQ, side dishes as well as hints and tips on how to smoke some of the best baby back ribs in the business.
Grill Friends Apple Wood Chips (2 Cups) – Mike Mills sort of put Apple Wood smoking on the map in the world of BBQ and any fruitwood will do, but if you are going to follow the baby back rib master, you may as well stick with what works. Grill Friends makes these small and easy to use bags of wood chips or you can by a smoker box and the wood chips as well. If you want to go with more quantity and something additionally special, try Baxter’s Original Apple Smoking Wood
Grill Friends Super Silicone Multi-Use Tongs – every good BBQ grill needs a great set of tongs and these Grill Friends tongs are some of the best. Great quality and great design, these tongs will help dad get the baby back ribs off the grill when they are done.
Grill Friends Rib Rack and Roast Holder – Whether you are cooking baby backs, St. Louis spare ribs or beef ribs, this rack holds them all. Flip this over on the grill and it holds ribs, flip it the other way and it holds turkeys, roasts or hams.
Grill Friends Super Silicone Angled BBQ Brush – It is all about the grilling gear and this is the ultimate in BBQ brushes, this is a really great barbecue tool to use to apply the BBQ sauce before they come off the grill / smoker or after they are cut and ready to serve.
All of these BBQ accessories including the rub shaker come to around $90 and is everything you will need for the ultimate Father’s Day grilling gift. Your dad will be able to smoke incredible baby back ribs of all sorts. Feel free to mix and match, but all of the above is the best way to get the Mike Mills, 17th Street Barbecue experience. All of these BBQ products are authentic and come right from 17th Street Barbecue.
Gary Glen Reviews: Big Butz BBQ Sauce Cranberry and Hot!
We just love Gary Glen’s Blog The Gary Glen Experience, first of all he is from Chicago and anyone who can BBQ and grill year round in Chicago is a friend of ours. His site is very extensive in what he offers his extensive passion for BBQ and applies it to his reviews, recipes and product recommendations. The Gary Glen Experience is a first class BBQ blog. We discovered Gary Glen on Twitter, and you can follow @GaryGlen on Twitter as a respected member of the BBQ community. BBQ Pro Shop just started to carry Yah Butz Big Butz BBQ Sauce and Gary recently reviewed Big Butz BBQ Sauce and here is an excerpt from what we would consider a professional review:
Apply the Meat Taste Test
On a batch of grilled chicken thighs and smoked pulled pork, I ran the sauces through some paces. The original hot performed quite well on the meat. The sauce’s consistency held to the chicken and didn’t drip all over the place on the pork sandwiches. The heat level toned down a bit once on both meats as did the smoke flavor on the smoked pork.
The Cranberry sauce seemed a bit thinner and required one more application on the chicken before serving, yet blended nicely into the shreds of the pulled pork. With less smoke flavor than the original sauce, it left my hickory smoke on the pork alone yet gave the chicken a mild smokey taste.
Please read the rest of Gary Glen’s review HERE. Thank you Gary Glen for a great review. We are going to make some wings for the Super Bowl this weekend and apply Big Butz to the final product, my kids love sweet sauce and so we are excited to see how they come out.
Tom takes his tweeting pretty seriously and is a big member of the Twitter BBQ Community, I saw all of the chatter about this on Twitter. Didn’t know that he had mad YouTube skillz and was an amateur rapper as well, oh the talent! Thought that I should share with you the man behind Big Butz BBQ Sauce, our newest addition to BBQ Pro Shop. You can follow Big Butz @BigButzBBQ. (Imagine what he might do when he hits 1000?)
UPDATE: Legal Disclaimer from @BigButzBBQ: Small children and pregnant women warning: Could result in deep emotional scarring.
Big Butz took over 7 years to develop. Yah Butz worked hard to find the exact balance of ingredients to create the ultimate barbecue sauce! Yah Butz recommends it for beef, pork, chicken, or anything else you can imagine, Big Butz B-B-Q Sauce enriches any dish with a tangy sweet flavor. This sauce speaks for itself. Tom can be found on Twitter at @BigButzBBQ and we wanted to get this on the site, look for a full review of the sauces from us in the coming days.
We fell in love with Big Butz because he works his butt off trying to do what he loves and sell it to the masses. Yah Butz is from Siren, WI and as a neighbor to our North, we love the fact that they make the sauce in a restored barn and that all of the pints bear the label, “Made in Wisconsin”. Support local brands and enjoy a product made with love.