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Title: Bottled sauce
Post by: SiFumar on February 18, 2011, 02:42:09 pm
Does anyone have a recommendation for a bottled sauce that is not sweet?  I usually make my Dads recipe that has been in the family for at least 45 yrs.  It makes a gallon and I bottle and freeze it.  But sometimes I would like a change.  When I buy, usually it has been Mike Mills Championship sauce...but again looking for a change.  Nevada is not a hot spot for good sauces.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: FLBentRider on February 18, 2011, 03:45:06 pm
Stubbs is not as sweet as some of them out there.

Starnes - but you'll have to get someone near Paducah, KY to ship it to you, definitely is not sweet.

If you like vinegar, try the vaunted vinegar on the recipe site. You can get there by clicking on the food at the bottom of this post.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: KyNola on February 18, 2011, 06:39:01 pm
FLBR,  ;)
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Quarlow on February 18, 2011, 06:50:11 pm
I opened a bottle of "Georges Old Time BBQ sauce" that someone from the forum gave me. This is were my bad memory kicks in. I think it was CRG but if I am wrong please correct me. Anyway it is a very nice sauce that is not sweet with just a bit of kick to it. Very tasty and enjoyable.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: DTAggie on February 18, 2011, 08:08:01 pm
Stubbs will do you right.  Not sure you have it where you are.  Starnes is without a doubt the most kick a** out there!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Quarlow on February 18, 2011, 09:18:16 pm
I saw they had sweet baby rays in one of our grocery stores lastnight. Heard talk of it here but never thought i'd see it here. It is probably very sweet but I will try it.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Smokin Soon on February 18, 2011, 09:22:46 pm
Ever make you own Mike Mill's sauce? I love it cause it's got BACON in it!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: DADAKOTA on February 18, 2011, 10:29:13 pm
Open Pit
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: squirtthecat on February 18, 2011, 10:31:33 pm

Bandana's BBQ out of St Louis has a Memphis-style sauce (1/2 tomato based, 1/2 vinegar base) that I really like.  I don't do the sweet sauces and it is perfect for that... 
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Habanero Smoker on February 19, 2011, 01:39:35 am
I saw they had sweet baby rays in one of our grocery stores lastnight. Heard talk of it here but never thought i'd see it here. It is probably very sweet but I will try it.

Sweet Baby Ray's is overly sweet for me. I had to cut it with vinegar in order to use it. Stubbs is a good not too sweet commercial sauce.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: monty on February 19, 2011, 11:56:28 am
I saw they had sweet baby rays in one of our grocery stores lastnight. Heard talk of it here but never thought i'd see it here. It is probably very sweet but I will try it.

Sweet Baby Ray's is overly sweet for me. I had to cut it with vinegar in order to use it. Stubbs is a good not too sweet commercial sauce.

+1

SBR also has a strong taste of liquid smoke as well - if you use it on smoked food from it does not mesh very well, IMO
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: SiFumar on February 19, 2011, 05:08:29 pm
Starnes - but you'll have to get someone near Paducah, KY to ship it to you, definitely is not sweet.


Don't know any body in KY anymore.  I do have a Starnes knock off I can try.  Tho kinda defeats the purpose of buying for a change lol.

Ever make you own Mike Mill's sauce? I love it cause it's got BACON in it!

I have made it (I have his book).  It's not like what he sells here at his restaurant.  But similar and both equally tasty. 

Bandana's BBQ out of St Louis has a Memphis-style sauce (1/2 tomato based, 1/2 vinegar base) that I really like.  I don't do the sweet sauces and it is perfect for that... 

Sounds perfect!  Will have to see if someone online sells it.

I think I've seen Open Pit here....so will try that.  Tried SBR somewhere...just didn't like.

  Will also look for Stubbs.

Thanks for suggestions.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Quarlow on February 19, 2011, 07:07:38 pm
Thanks for th 411 on the SBR Habs and Monty. Sounds like I wouldn't care for it too much. I don't mind sweet but the liquid smoke is something I don't really care for.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: SiFumar on March 09, 2011, 03:25:57 pm
So far have only found Stubbs Spicy.(Thanks FLBR)  Not bad at all.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Tenpoint5 on March 09, 2011, 04:05:47 pm
Here's one from my neck of the woods. The main factory is in Western Iowa about 20 minutes from Tiny Tim. If Nothing else I highly recommend the flavor enhancer.

http://cookiesbbq.com/cookies_products.html
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: MechMedic130 on March 12, 2011, 01:05:55 pm
I've tried the Sweet Baby Rays before and I liked it a lot, very sweet sauce though. If you are looking for something tangy and bit more tomato'y Dinosaur BBQ Sauce is a good fit.

http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/store/products.aspx?cat=1 (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/store/products.aspx?cat=1)

It's the Sensuous Slathering Sauce.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 13, 2011, 03:28:42 am
I've tried the Sweet Baby Rays before and I liked it a lot, very sweet sauce though. If you are looking for something tangy and bit more tomato'y Dinosaur BBQ Sauce is a good fit.

http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/store/products.aspx?cat=1 (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/store/products.aspx?cat=1)

It's the Sensuous Slathering Sauce.

I use Dinosaur sauces often. They are thinner than most sauces on the market. I not only use them during cooking, but they also make good dipping sauces; except for the Wango Tango Habanero sauce. The Creole and Mojito sauces are new to his line, and I haven't tried them yet.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: iceman on March 26, 2011, 06:22:22 pm
I kinda like Sop'n Sauce from Alaska. He he he he  :D ;)
OK, back to my corner, drinking at a distance.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: century on March 26, 2011, 07:34:29 pm

What do you guys recommend to cut down the sweetness of the SBRs?
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: smoke em if you got em on March 26, 2011, 08:50:25 pm
Head Country is pretty good
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Habanero Smoker on March 27, 2011, 01:26:19 am

What do you guys recommend to cut down the sweetness of the SBRs?

I add either cider or white vinegar until I like the taste, but any acidic liquid will work, such as lemon juice, or lime juice etc. It will thin it down a little, but that sauce is already pretty thick. If you want to thicken it up again, a little cornstarch should work, just mix the starch with some water before adding it to the sauce. Also if you have it in your area you could use Sour Salt, and it will not thin down your sauce. It is powdered citric acid that you can find in the kosher sections of most supermarkets.

And yes!!! Sop'n Sauce is great.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: KyNola on March 27, 2011, 08:17:17 am
I kinda like Sop'n Sauce from Alaska. He he he he  :D ;)
OK, back to my corner, drinking at a distance.
Ice, that's just down right mean. ;) :D

Say hello to Ann and the puppies for me. :)
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: SiFumar on April 05, 2011, 02:42:26 pm
I kinda like Sop'n Sauce from Alaska. He he he he  :D ;)
OK, back to my corner, drinking at a distance.

I sure would like to try it....do you sell it? I have a brother in a little village there called Nondalton.  He heads to the lower 48 for six weeks every winter. 
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: IKnowWood on December 17, 2011, 08:23:10 am
And here I get some time to check-in and I see more talk on looking for good BBQ sauce.  I still have ONE jar of Sop'n Sauce left, I have not made Ribs in over a year and only one Meatloaf in that time, all for holding on that last bottle.  I have got to get over it, try something else...  I might try that Carolina Treat original, but I fear it might not have that kick I love..

But I am back read'n and pot'n. Got to get that app to make it easier.

See ya all around..
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Habanero Smoker on December 17, 2011, 01:03:23 pm
Hi IKnowWood,

Good to see you posting again.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: La Quinta on December 17, 2011, 07:10:18 pm
I myself have squirreled away 2 jars of sopping sauce..  ;D
.(only used for special occasions) however I do like Datil Do It BBQ sauce from Florida...it's a thinner sauce but has a nice punch behind it from those datil peppers...

Great dipping sauce too...
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Foodie on January 17, 2012, 07:19:04 am
Why not use your Dads sauce but squeeze some fresh lime over the finished product...
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: viper125 on January 18, 2012, 07:11:30 pm
Shacks BBQ Goes great on any thing. Just google and its a free recipe too!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Consooger on March 01, 2012, 03:29:11 am
you can get Starnes online. I have heard great things about this and I just ordered some online.

http://www.jpsaucehouse.com/
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: La Quinta on March 02, 2012, 01:52:21 am
Ice...I did crack open a jar today...hubby has been feeling a little punk so smoked him some ribs and fed him some magic sauce!!! He should be better tomorrow!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: viper125 on March 02, 2012, 10:15:36 am
I don't normally do store bought sauces. But have to comment. A friend Tomw sent me quite a few for X-mas exchange this year along with rubs and things. We opened the Jacks Old South Hickory BBQ Sauce the other day. We all loved it. HmmP my wife now likes that better than mine she says. Oh just a little better. LOL Guess we will have to try these others soon..
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Batman of BBQ on March 02, 2012, 12:46:02 pm
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   GATES AND SONS   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Consooger on April 29, 2012, 02:57:40 am
What is soppin sauce? This is the second or third time I have seen mention on this.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: viper125 on April 29, 2012, 07:45:30 am
Well a sopping sauce to me is a Southern Expression. Meaning you take bread and soak up extra sauce to eat. Good and kinda of like the gravy! And in Kentucky is probably one of the greatest compliments to the chef!
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Habanero Smoker on April 29, 2012, 12:54:02 pm
Sop'N Sauce is a barbecue sauce that Iceman use to make an sell. Occasionally he will still make a small batch. It is outstanding tomato base sauce, it came in both mild and hot varieties.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: La Quinta on May 08, 2012, 12:27:52 am
Best sauce I ever had...Soppin is the bomb... ;D
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Consooger on May 08, 2012, 03:50:01 am
I wish I could get some of this elusive sauce. I am a sauce junky and have yet to find a real good sauce that I am in love with.

The search goes on I guess....
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: iceman on May 08, 2012, 05:03:38 pm
I wish I could get some of this elusive sauce. I am a sauce junky and have yet to find a real good sauce that I am in love with.

The search goes on I guess....

Hmmmmmmmmmm........ A sauce junky eh ?  ;D When I get back to town we might have to chat.
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: La Quinta on May 09, 2012, 12:35:50 am
Just be patient Consooger...things may come to those who wait...
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: Consooger on May 09, 2012, 10:45:04 pm
I like all these things I am reading...... Look forward to waiting patiently  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Bottled sauce
Post by: dman4505 on May 10, 2012, 05:04:31 am
Saw this link when I opened MSN this morning and took a look some of these I have heard of but never tried, and some I never heard of at all. My have to look for them and give 'em a taste.

Don

http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/party-ideas/best-barbecue-sauces#slide-1