What's Your Go To BBQ Sauce?

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  1. Boubou

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    Well I do make my own, other than that Rufus Teague and Stubs.
    And any other sauce I am given as gifts
     
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    Homemade for sure!

    I don’t even have a set recipe, I improvise some of the ingredients every time.

    It seems like just being fresh makes it automatically better. That and homemade seems to always end up with a lot less sugar and usually no HFCS. Sometimes soda is a decent ingredient though so then you might get some HFCS!
     
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    I'd probably go with Famous Dave's, not the Devil's Spit, but the milder one.

    I also like Ken Davis, but haven't tried it for a while.

    Sweet Baby Ray's is a little too sweet, IMO. Do they make a Plain Baby Ray's?
     
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    Did someone say rub?

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    Sweet Baby Ray’s
     
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    I really like Sweet Baby Rays. Decent for a bottled sauce
    If I find myself out of Rays then I take e equal parts Bullseye & KC Masterpiece, add some garlic, chipotle Tabasco, lemon juice, & jalapeño juice. Mix everything together, bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes, bottle, let cool in the fridge, & enjoy. Start to finish about 30 minutes

    Good as a dip or blush for ribs (good ribs don’t need sauce), pulled pork, and a final glaze on grilled chicken
     
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    The right dry rub doesn't neeeeed any sauce. That said, for the folks that have to have sauce, I usually keep some Stubb's Hickory Bourbon sauce around. I like that there's no High Fructose Corn Syrup in it... and I reject any sauce that does. I wouldn't make it that way, so I won't buy it that way either.

    I am looking for a good tomato-vinegar-spicy-not sweet at all-sauce right now.
     
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    Sweet Baby Rays
     
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    I haven't seen the pickles.

    *heads to supermarket*
     
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    Believe it or not, Heinz has a product out that is decent and cheap. It comes in the same size/shape container as their ketchup and mustard, and the name of the flavor is Kansas City Sweet and Smokey (or something like that).
     
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    I like several sauces already listed but when it comes to just plain ole burgers on real charcoal (gas grills-you might as well be cooking it in the house) my hands down preference is KC Masterpiece.
     
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    We use to do Gates, but the wife can't have it anymore because they went to corn syrup for the sweetener.

    Now this is my usual preference: https://www.spicinfoods.com/cowtown-bbq-night-of-the-living-bar-b-q-sauce.html. Nice and spicy with a bit of sweet. It is one of the house sauces for Joes KC, which, although not my favorite, still has good meat and ribs.

    I also approve of Dinosaur.
     
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    mine is...sticky fingers carolina sweet
     
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    Big fan of Famous Dave's for just about anything. I've been going through a weird phase where I mix mustard-based and vinegar-based sauces together and add either chipotle Tobasco or Louisiana Hot Sauce to taste depending upon the mood. Sounds pretty gross, but I've found some winning mixes.... just forgot to write them down....
     
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    Man, I haven't been to Gates in forever. Assuming you've tried Arthur Bryant's, then? Place got crazy hype, but I couldn't stand a thing about it.
     
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    The one i make from scratch, from my granddaddy’s secret family recipe passed down for a couple generations. It’s ketchups and brown sugar based
     
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    No BBQ sauce in my house. My wife and I avoid sugar and excess carbs. We dry rub with a blend of salt, pepper, cumin, hot paprika, garlic powder, and espresso ground coffee. In place of sauce, we use something we discovered in a Peruvian restaurant. It's a green sauce made from kefir (a more liquid kind of yoghurt) with green chilis and mint with a little salt and onion. Blend it in a food processor. It's more of a dip the brisket or ribs into it than slather it on. What I like about it is that it doesn't cover or hide the taste of the meat.
     
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    This was my inexpensive go to except they recently changed the recipe to include corn syrup. My wife has a food allergy so now I can’t use it and in a pinch.

    Rufus Teague sauce has been my current 1st choice.
     

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    That's what I'm looking for, too. (A bit smokey is good, too.) But I don't like a sweet sauce -- no brown sugar, molasses or even tomato paste.
     
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