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Title: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on August 30, 2012, 09:22:29 AM
Looking to get a good American BBQ sauce from one of the suppliers of American groceries here in the UK, looks like we can get Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Cattleman's, Stubbs and a few others such as:

www.americansweets.co.uk/other-branded-bbq-sauces-178-c.asp

I am in the middle of the summer holidays with my two boys and we often have up to additional 6 of their friends around all aged between 11 and 15. Weather permitting (awful summer over here!) we are spending the days swimming, boating, fishing, walking and snorkelling......they soon build up big appetites.  ;)

Their favourite meal has been pulled pork sandwiches which I have been making in large quantities. (they are fans of Man V Food!)

There is a UK made Jack Daniels Full Smokey Flavour sauce they like but all the other UK versions they have tried have got a thumbs down. I would like to get some authentic American ones and would appreciate some advise about the best ones from those mentioned above and in the link... either the best manufacturer or individual sauce? !  ;)

Know I should be making one myself but I haven't got the time!  :-[

Thanks.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: squirtthecat on August 30, 2012, 10:15:27 AM

I'd pick up a few of the Stubbs.  They make some tasty sauces.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: OU812 on August 30, 2012, 11:55:04 AM
I got a big ol jug of Cattlemans in the fridge right now,,,,,good stuff.

Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on August 30, 2012, 12:33:51 PM
Thank you squirtthecat and  OU812, much appreciated. They will be made up when they know they are having authentic American BBQ Sauce on their pulled pork (and ribs)!  :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on August 30, 2012, 01:07:16 PM
I enjoy any of the Rufus Teague varieties. Here in the northeast, many competition teams use Sweet Baby Ray's Original and thin it with either apple or white grape juice; it gives the chicken a nice glaze and taste, and it reduces the sweetness; using it straight it's just too sweet. Stubbs is another favorite of mine, but I didn't see it listed. If you like spicy and not overly hot, Tabasco Spicy BBQ Sauce is another favorite of mine. My best all around BBQ sauce is not listed; Dinosaur's Roasted Garlic Honey.

Title: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: mikecorn.1 on August 30, 2012, 01:11:50 PM
Cattlemans is good stuff.


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Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on August 31, 2012, 02:29:05 AM
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Stubbs is another favorite of mine

There is a website that supplies a good variety of the Stubbs sauces and rubs in the UK so that is something I am going for. Looks like Cattleman's is another to try. Thanks Habs/ mikecorn.1.  :)

Habs, I have managed to find a place selling the Dinosaur's Roasted Garlic Honey in the UK...... 

http://www.hot-headz.com/chilli-sauce/hot-garlic-sauce/dinosaur-bbq-roasted-garlic-honey-bbq-sauce/

Looks like they have a good variety of sauces....... too much choice!  :)

The boys still talk about Pat's (Iceman) legendary sauce, think that is still their all time favourite!!  ;)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Consooger on August 31, 2012, 02:40:26 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Iceman's sauce!!!!!
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 03, 2012, 01:22:11 AM
If you get Dinosaur's I think you will like it. Though it is a thinner sauce than most tomato basted sauces. It also makes a great dipping sauce for almost anything.

I agree with you on Pat's sauce. I still may have one or two bottles aging.  :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Wildcat on September 03, 2012, 11:59:30 AM
Sweet Baby Ray's is way to sweet for me as well. My favorite is Pat's sauce as well. Nothing else even comes close for me. Unfortunately he is out of the business. Luckily I still have 1 unopened jar in the pantry.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Keymaster on September 03, 2012, 12:27:43 PM
There was a Lady and two daughters at the store yesterday and they were looking for Cattlemans and her husband obviously had sent her on this mission as she stated when they could not find it that she had already been to three stores and there was only one store left to try. That must be some good stuff but I never tried it :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 03, 2012, 11:59:14 PM
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I still may have one or two bottles aging.

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Luckily I still have 1 unopened jar in the pantry.

Didn't think for one minute there would still be any of Pat's sauce still around, admire your restraint guys! All most of us are left with are memories!!  ::) ;)

Cattleman's, Stubbs and Dinosaur's  are the ones I am going to start with.  :)

Just to check, is this the Cattlemen's in question?:

http://admin.americansoda.co.uk/Client/AmericanSoda/product/CattlemensKansasCityClassicBBQSauce40OZ1.13kg--8d597-L.jpg

thanks.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: OU812 on September 04, 2012, 06:23:03 AM
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I still may have one or two bottles aging.

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Luckily I still have 1 unopened jar in the pantry.

Didn't think for one minute there would still be any of Pat's sauce still around, admire your restraint guys! All most of us are left with are memories!!  ::) ;)

Cattleman's, Stubbs and Dinosaur's  are the ones I am going to start with.  :)

Just to check, is this the Cattlemen's in question?:

http://admin.americansoda.co.uk/Client/AmericanSoda/product/CattlemensKansasCityClassicBBQSauce40OZ1.13kg--8d597-L.jpg

thanks.

Yep,,,,,,,that the one in my fridge
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 04, 2012, 02:52:45 PM
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Yep,,,,,,,that the one in my fridge

Thanks OU812 :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 06, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
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Cattleman's, Stubbs and Dinosaur's  are the ones I am going to start with.

Well,got these ordered today and the pulled pork is on an overnight smoke/cook at the moment.

Came across this book when I was ordering the sauce, can anyone recommend it?

www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Bar-B-Que-An-American-Roadhouse/dp/1580082653
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 07, 2012, 02:25:55 AM
That is one of the books I have been meaning to order, but never got around to doing so. The reviews look very good. Scanning through the customer ratings, the only 3 star rating was about how the order was handled, and not the content of the book. Now that this is fresh on my mind, I will order it today.

As a matter of fact that is were I first heard the term "pull off the bone tender". I have used his Red Rub, and Mutha Sauce a few times on my ribs and love it. One of these days, I will use the Red Rub on a butt. I have eaten at two of his restaurants, Troy and NYC. Both were good barbecue and the taste of the food at each different locations was the same. My opinion may be subjective, since these restaurant are located in New York State (except for the one in Newark, NJ).   ;D
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 07, 2012, 03:00:21 AM
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That is one of the books I have been meaning to order, but never got around to doing so.

Yes, the reviews do look very good and on that basis I went ahead and ordered it anyway.  :) I just wonder if anyone on the forum had the book and used any of the recipes.

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restaurant are located in New York State

Visiting New York is on my list of things to do, one of these days I will get around to it and the list of restaurants I want to visit is expanding!  ::)

Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 07, 2012, 01:10:07 PM
I finally placed my order today. The Red Rub, and Mutha Sauce are from his book, so that is the only recipes I have tried.

Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: czartman on September 07, 2012, 06:45:18 PM
Got the book for Christmas last year. Everything I've tried has been great.  A good mix of smoker, grill, and stove top recipes. The Mac & Cheese Shepherds Pie is the bomb.

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Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 08, 2012, 03:23:33 AM
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Got the book for Christmas last year. Everything I've tried has been great.  A good mix of smoker, grill, and stove top recipes. The Mac & Cheese Shepherds Pie is the bomb.

That's good to know, thanks czartman.  :) Looking forward to getting my copy.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 13, 2012, 03:46:22 AM
Happy days........... the book and the array of sauces I ordered have arrived.  :)

I collect cookery books, I rarely follow recipes but usually just use them to get ideas for developing recipes of my own.

This book is one of those I will be following many the recipes as they appear, it really is a good book and thoroughly recommended IMHO.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: OU812 on September 13, 2012, 06:37:16 AM
WOO HOO!

Let the games begin

I put that book on my wish list,,,,,,,,,looks like a good read
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 13, 2012, 08:47:14 AM
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WOO HOO! Let the games begin

Oh yes! Got my weekend mapped out already!  ;)

Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: thirtydaZe on September 13, 2012, 11:54:41 AM
(http://www.helpingubbq.com/product_images/h/135/stockyard-memphis-red-bbq-sauce_large__63487_zoom.jpg)


a new favorite in our house.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 13, 2012, 12:53:12 PM
I received my Dinosaur Barbecue cook book, "An American Roadhouse"; yesterday. The recipes look great, but it doesn't give much detail on how to BBQ American style (which I don't need anyway, I have a few other books that cover that). The recipes covers a lot of the foods he provides at his restaurants, there are a few low & slow recipes, but most are for the grill, oven or stove top. Even most of the oven recipes could be adapted for a charcoal/wood burner or grill, and stove top recipes could be converted for grills.

So if you are looking for a book that goes into detail on how to barbecue, you will be disappointed. If you want a good book on a few barbecue recipes, with far more recipes that compliment barbecue, this is the book to get. I'm glad I purchased mine.
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 13, 2012, 11:58:25 PM
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So if you are looking for a book that goes into detail on how to barbecue, you will be disappointed. If you want a good book on a few barbecue recipes, with far more recipes that compliment barbecue, this is the book to get. I'm glad I purchased mine.

Habs take on the book is spot on, it is the recipes that I was after and there is something to suite most occasions.  :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: Habanero Smoker on September 14, 2012, 01:38:46 AM
I should also mention I love how the book is written, the quotes throughout the book from Dinosaur patrons and others, and the pictures they include.  :)
Title: Re: American BBQ sauce advice.
Post by: manxman on September 14, 2012, 03:19:08 AM
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a new favorite in our house.

Found this for sale in the UK also, I am well sorted now!!  :)