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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

Mike Mills in BBQ Hall of Fame

We just wanted to take a moment to show our appreciation to the NBBQA BBQ Hall of Fame and praise them on their induction of Mike Mills and John Willingham who are two BBQ guys who paved the way for so many of us in this sport. Many years ago, I was given a bottle of John Willingham’s Original Mild Rub, aka WHAM! and told it was “rub”. From that day forward, my life changed as we began our search for the best rubs and sauces we could find. I remember I rubbed some pork chops with Wham and just like that, I was a convert. Soon after I was given a Primo XL Smoker and a copy of Mike Mills, Peace, Love and Barbecue from my wife and the quest to stop “indirect grilling” and start smoking began.

Mike Mills & John Willingham BBQ Hall of Fame

Mike Mills & John Willingham accepting BBQ Hall of Fame awards

A couple of weeks ago, these two gentlemen were inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame and Amy Mills Tunnicliffe of OnCue Consulting was given honor of inducting her father and John into the Hall at the NBBQA Awards in Memphis. Here is an excellent article that was published in The Southern by Adam Testa.

By adam testa, the southern | Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 1:00 am

MURPHYSBORO — 17th Street Bar & Grill pioneer Mike Mills has a long-established legacy in Southern Illinois, but after last weekend, he’s officially earned a place in the history of American barbecue.

Mills and longtime friend and occasional championship cook-off rival John Willingham of Memphis, Tenn., were inducted into the National BBQ Hall of Fame during the National Barbecue Association Convention in Memphis, Tenn.

“To be in there with the people who are already in there, I’m honored. It’s unbelievable,” Mills said, adding the surprise celebration was only made sweeter when Willingham was announced as his fellow inductee. “He’s probably forgotten more about barbecue that most of us know.”

The two men were the sixth and seventh inductees into the hall.

Amy Mills-Tunnicliffe, 17th Street’s marketing director and Mills’ daughter, had the opportunity to surprise the friends with the announcement of their induction. She said the night will always be a cherished memory.

“They were just tickled to death to be up there on stage together,” she said. “It was very special.”

Inductees are nominated by their peers and undergo a screening process. A two-tier, top-secret committee evaluates the nominees, and voting must be unanimous.