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
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!
New Sauce for BBQ Pro Shop! Try Some Pigchaser Today!
BBQ Pro Shop is very excited to be carrying a new sauce! Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce is a labor of love and brings out more of the BBQ Street Cred for the Chicago Area. Ron of Pigchaser has tasted a lot of good BBQ sauces over the years and enjoyed every one of them. Ron felt his sauce was good and decided to share this special recipe with you. Ron had always wanted to create a sauce that would combine all his memories of great BBQ sauces he had tried and put them in one bottle. All of his family and friends kept telling him how tasty Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce is and how much they enjoyed it that he wanted to share it with you too.
So why the name? Legend has it that his job brought him to the border of US and Mexico in Nogales AZ, where late one night while standing on his balcony he spotted what he believed was a pig roaming around in the parking lot. After a long flight he decided to have some fun and chase this pig. He began chasing the pig into the desert but soon realized he could barely see his way, so he stopped and decided to go back to the hotel. But just when he turned to head back he looked and saw that the pig was chasing him! The next day he found out from some of his Mexican colleagues at work that in fact he was chasing a javelina or wild pig which has tusks and in packs can kill or injure humans. From then on he was known as the “amigo javelina chaser” or Pigchaser.
Pigchaser Original BBQ Sauce combines a sweet and smokey flavor with hints of pineapple, mustard and molasses. As sweet as it may be, it also has a very nice heat to it, nothing overpowering but something that you will certainly taste when the flavors start to fade. There is not a flavor profile that this sauce doesn’t work with and when basted over warm products, takes on a new profile of flavors. Ron has many new flavors of sauce coming out and it has been a hit throughout the Chicagoland area, being picked up by fine butchers and gourmet grocery stores. Now available at BBQ Pro Shop as the exclusive online retailer for the sauce. Give some a try today!
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.
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.