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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

Cheesy Squealer Burgers Recipe – Big Butz BBQ – “Deep In The Sauce” Episode 7

Big Butz BBQ Sauce & Yah Butz in the Woods, presents us with Episode 7, “The Wild Grill”. First, a docudrama as he follows the hunting habits of a wild grill. Then Learn to tame a wild grill and make some Cheesy Squealer Burgers. Think burgers and think inside out bacon cheeseburgers.  Need a use for your KitchenAid grinder? Big Butz has got a great burger to try right here. Be entertained and watch him while he walks you through the process of creating these delightful Cheesy Squealer Burgers.

BBQ Pro Shop sells all flavors of Big Butz BBQ Sauces, try them today! Click Here to see them all!

“Deep in the Sauce” is the brain child of Big Butz BBQ Sauce & Yah Butz in the Woods, where he discusses many things but mainly BBQ recipes, cooking, product testing, and Homebrewing/winemaking. Visit his site to learn more http://BigButzBBQSauce.net

Grilled Burgers, Gretchen and Big Butz on Celebrity Grill Podcast

Celebrity Grill Podcast

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BBQ Pro Shop is really excited to announce that Gretchen recently participated in a Celebrity Grill Round Table with Tom from Big Butz BBQ @BigButzBBQ and they talk burgers, seasoning, setting up the grill, the type of meat and how to cook burgers. JM of Celebrity Grill Podcast is really a great resource for people who want to learn more about grilling and find out some ideas, techniques and secrets of people who grill. Creativity is what it is all about when it comes to the grill and this is a great way to learn how to grill.
Here is the MP3 link: Podcast #17 – Burger Round Table

Check out the links on the BBQ Pro Shop Blog Home page to see what Podcasts we recommend and listen to ourselves!

Big Butz BBQ Sauce: Gary Glen Review

The Gary Glen Experience

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.

You can buy Big Butz BBQ Sauce in all flavors at BBQ Pro Shop in the Sauces section.

BBQ Pro Shop: Skirt Steak Smackdown

Three Rubs, Two Sauces, Awesome Skirt Steaks

We have had an influx of new rubs and sauces at the BBQ Pro Shop and last night we felt like Skirt Steaks and thought we should try them with Rub rather than the usual Soy Vey which is our standard. So last night we did a Skirt Steak Smackdown and compared Cripple Creek Barbeque All Purpose Spice Rub, Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning, and  Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub just to see how they all taste on a cheap steak like skirt steak.

Having worked at  butcher shop for many years in high school, trimming skirt steaks, grilling skirt steaks, I discovered that the secret to the perfect skirt steak is to have it tenderized at the butcher. Gretchen discovered that Whole Foods will run it through their tenderizer for you and this opens up the meat, makes it pretty thin and allows it to be tender and delicious. The thicker the better if you like it somewhat rare, but if you marinate or put rub on it, the taste is fantastic.

So we seasoned up the steaks and put them on the grill directly over high heat and it is important to pay close attention to the grill as depending on the thickness of the steak, it could burn. As you could see from the photo these were really thin, so a quick sear on each side usually does the trick. After grilling these, I rubbed the  Cripple Creek Barbeque All Purpose Spice Rub and then sauced it after coming off the grill with Cripple Creek Barbeque Roasted Garlic Sauce (Unavailable at press time, thanks @cripplecreekBBQ) and it was delicious. The spice in the rub combined perfectly with the spice in the sauces and the garlic flavoring was just perfect. Loved it!

The next steak was seasoned with Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning which is coming very soon to BBQ Pro Shop and then sauced with Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original which was our first try of big butz and the first time we used Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning as well. We found that the Smokin Rub Steak Seasoning was perfect on steak! It combined the seasonings and taste you would expect on steak and it brought out the flavor of the meat more than anything. Our belief is that this is all about the meat, especially when you are spending money on beef, that you can taste it.

The Big Butz BBQ Sauce – Original was sublime, what Gretchen I felt was the classic, perfect BBQ sauce. Great sweetness, smokey flavor and a little spicy bite that lets you know that this was made with some love! This sauce is homeade in small batches and we just loved it Complimented the steak and allowed the flavor of the meat through which was pretty exciting that it didn’t over power the meat. Got my wife singing, “I like Big Butz….” Buy it at BBQ Pro Shop and it comes in a lot of flavors, check it out in our BBQ Sauces section.

Finally, we loved the Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub as these organic ingredients in the rub make it so flavorful and it really does excite the senses from the aroma of the spices to the natural flavor of the organic spice rub. Gretchen felt like it had somewhat of a peppery overtone that she did not like, however I love pepper on my steak/beef, and along with the other flavors this worked out really well. I dipped the Wine Country Chef Organic BBQ Spice Rub steak in both of the sauces and the result was very complimentary.

This wasn’t a competition as much as a tasting and although we preferred some over the other, we believe in all of the products that we carry. Give all of these Spices and Rubs and try by ordering today at BBQ Pro Shop or on Amazon!