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Favorite BBQ Sauce

drbrjb01drbrjb01 Posts: 39
edited 8:23AM in EggHead Forum
I was curious what types of BBQ sauces I should try...I have always liked Sweet baby ray's and a cherry bbq sauce from Brownwood Farms in Traverse City but I recently tried Blues Hog(ok but not my favorite) and Head Country(LOVED IT!)...what are all of your suggestions?


  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Give this stuff a shot. It's made by our one and only Big'un. He has 3 flavors Chipotle, Robust and sweet. I get a case mixed with all 3 and have been going through them at a pretty good pace. Everyone loves one or all of them.
  • Neelys BBQ Sauce

    2 cups ketchup
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    5 tablespoons light brown sugar
    5 tablespoons sugar
    1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
    1/2 tablespoon onion powder
    1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

    Yield: 3 1/2 cups
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    No way to narrow it down to just one. I have 3-4 regulars I use including Blues Hog, Carnivore, Sweet Baby Rays, & Cattlemans.
  • Blues Hog (all of them--Tenn. Red, Original, and Honey Mustard--great sauces and I have tried a ton of sauces--I love to mix the Tenn Red and Original--perfect--I think I'm addicted to Tenn Red--I can drink that stuff), Carnivore (very good), Bone Suckin is nice, and WeeWilly sauce (really, really good also). I like others, but those 4 are my favorites.

    I personally never cared for Sweet Baby Ray's.
  • I really like Sweet Baby Rays but also like Stubbs original
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  • AzScottAzScott Posts: 309
    Depends what it's for but Brothers Gold is really good sauce that I recently found. Most sauces I find that I mix them depending on where I'm trying to take the flavor. Right now I have Cattleman's, Blues Hog, Blues Hog Red, Head Country, Brothers Gold, and some Sweet Baby Rays.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    NONE!Why camo the great meat you just made???Like puttin ketchup on a nice prime rib! :angry: :sick:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Just kidding!!! ;) I like Carnivore(all of em) and Blue's Hogg TN RED.We have a local Q spot that has their own that is good,but not sold in stores.I am partial to vinegar based sauces on pork.If I want sweet,I order dessert. ;)
  • drbrj01: Haven't read the rest of the posts, but finished dinner tonight of Carnivore Robust. GREAT stuff!! (Sounds like you like sweet sauces, and if so, go with the Carnivore Sweet!!) Tasty sauces for sure! I will be posting tonights simple dinner with Carnivore Robust tomorrow (I have been painting all day! :blink: ). The Carnivore sauces are great!! :)
  • I'm with you on the sweet thing!! Not in my BBQ! And I don't eat desserts! :ohmy: Have yet to try the BH Red...hopefully some day, but I did like the original Blues Hog. In the mean time, it is Carnivore Robust all the way!! Just re-stocked at the mini fest!! B)
  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    Just a question....if you dont like sweet how is it you like Blues Hog?? I ordered a jar of Blues Hog a while ago and found it WAY too sweet for my liking, and I love Sweet Baby Rays. Did I get a bad jar of sauce??
  • Rick: I liked the Blues Hog, but probably because I used it like it was gold. Can't get it down here, and used it very sparingly. Was given ONE jar as a gift. It was sweet, and VERY sticky, which I didn't like too much. But, I absolutely loved their 'stickability' to the product I was grilling, as opposed to having the sauce fall into the lump, which happens too often. Haven't yet tried their "Red", and imagine that would offset the sweetness with some heat. I am tending to the Carnivore robust now. (I still need to try BH Red...just can't get it here) Also, I think we can all relate, sweet vs heat depending on your mood!! B) It is Carnivore here now. Good stuff! :)
  • Carnivore, Chipotle then Robust. :)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,741
    Bone Sucking / Sweet Baby Ray / Blues Hog
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  • Rick GRick G Posts: 166
    Little Chef..I agree completly...I liked how sticky it was...just TOO sweet for me. I only tried the one jar as I can't get it in Michigan and had to order it. I did just order two bottles of Carnivore, one sweet, one robust. I am looking forward to trying them B)
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I'm with you on the Carnivore sauce, love the stuff. Had a bottle of the sweet and accidently gave it away so never got a chance to try it but they love it. LOL

    My Best to you and B.T.
  • Head Country (hickory and original), Smokin Blues and In the Woods!! are my "go to sauces" Blues Hog from time to time....
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    I like Head Country..spicy.


    J.K's WIld Boar Soul BBQ Sauce Recipe.
  • I like sweet sauces (I also love mustard based and vinegar based sauces). I never said I didn't. You are right, Blues Hog Original is very sweet. I love it. I just don't care for Sweet Baby Rays. The flavors don't do it for me. I can't put my finger on specifically why. I just know I don't like it.
  • Sticky Pig (all of them)
    Blues Hog Original and Tennessee Red
    Carnivore (all of them)
    Dave’s Thick & Tangy BBQ Sauce – v2.0
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • I feel it is how a sauce works in conjuction with your dry rub that is the key.

    I like using some heat in the dry rub so a nice sweet sauce is needed to create a complimentry layer on top.

    Our best selling sauces in our store are-

    -Blues Hog
    -Old Mule
    -Head Country
    -Big Bob Gibsons
    -Burnt Sacrifice (Saints Sauce)



    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • AshmanAshman Posts: 375
    Don't let any of these guys fool you, nothing beats the classics :laugh:


    Now, if I could only figure out how to post anonymously.
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    Gates & Sons Hot & Spicy
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    Wild Boar is my go to sauce, though I also really like Sticky Pig over the quite similiar Blues Hog...especially Sticky Pigs Jalapeno - nice bite, but not overbearing.
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  • Dreamland or blues hog
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,004
    Not much of a sauce guy myself. I put it on ribs, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've cooked ribs. I haven't found one I really like yet, but I've only tried what I can find in the grocery store. The worst of that bunch has to be KC Masterpiece. Sounds like it's time to give Todd a holler. :)

    For most other cooks, I just enjoy the flavor of the meat.

    Most, not all. For butts, give me some good ol' vinegar sauce any day! Commercially, I like Wilber's (or similar), but it's a pretty simple recipe so I make my own. You can order it though...


    My version...

    1 ½ cups white vinegar
    1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar
    1 ½ tbls sugar
    1 ½ tbls red pepper flakes
    1 ½ tbls bottled hot pepper sauce
    1 ½ tbls cayenne pepper (optional-some think 1 ½ tbls is too much or that it can be omitted entirely)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • Sorry but I have to make my own. I have never liked commercial sauce.

    B-B-Q Sauce

    1 cup ketchup
    ½ cup cider vinegar
    1 tsp sugar
    1 tsp chili powder
    ½ tsp salt
    1 ½ cup water
    1 clove garlic
    3 bay leaves
    3 stalks celery
    2 tbls onion
    ½ stick butter
    4 tbls Worcestershire Sauce
    4 tbls paprika
    black pepper

    Mix all ingredients in saucepan. Simmer about 30 minutes.

    Sometime I put a sliced lemon in the sauce.
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