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Tue Feb 18, 2020

Sauced: Bad Byron's Butt Rub Competition Barbeque Sauce

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Bad Byron's Butt Rub Barbeque Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Bad Byron's Butt Rub Competition Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.75 for 14oz at Bad Byron's
Ingredients
Ketchup, Pure Can Syrup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, Cherries, Pure Can Sugar, Garlic Salt, Non-modified Corn Starch, Bad Byron's Butt Rub, Chipotle, Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A bright, sweet tomato base is contrasted by an equal amount of tang and then backed up with Worcestershire, garlic, onion, and peppers to create a well balanced and crowd pleasing barbecue flavor.

Tue Feb 4, 2020

Sauced: Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce

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Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Meat Mitch Char Bar Table Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 19 oz on meatmitch.com
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Garlic And Onion, Lemon Juice Concentrate
Color
Rusty Red
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A bright and fresh flavor veers heavily acidic, making it a great pairing for heavy and fatty smoked meats.

Tue Jan 21, 2020

Sauced: Tillman's Barbecue Competition Brew

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Tillman's Competition Brew

Sauce Stats

Name
Tillman's Barbecue Competition Brew
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 22.7oz at Tillman's Barbecue
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Sugar, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Spice, Paprika, Black Pepper
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A competition approved sweet profile gets a lot of depth by way of Worcestershire along with a mellow heat and tang to create an overall crowd-pleasing flavor.

Tue Jan 7, 2020

Sauced: Kosmos Q Cherry Habanero

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Kosmos Q Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Kosmos Q Cherry Habanero Barbecue Sauce
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Cost
$9.95 for 15.5oz at Kosmo's Q
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Tomato Paste, Tart Cherries, Cherry Juice Concentrate, Salt, Honey, Habanero Mash, Onion Powder, Granulated Garlic, Natural Smoke Flavor, Chili Powder, Tamarind Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Vanilla Extract
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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Adding an additional fruity layer by way of cherry and extra heat via habaneros, this competition-based sauce levels up from its peers and delivers a versatile and crowd-pleasing flavor.

Tue Dec 24, 2019

Sauced: Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot

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Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot

Sauce Stats

Name
Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot
Produced by
Firebug BBQ, LLC
Cost
$5.99 of 18oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Raw Sugar, Sorghum Syrup, Molasses, Onions, Raspberries, Blackberries, Water, Yellow Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Guajillo Chile Peppers, Arbol Chile Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Habanero Pepper, & Spices
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A myriad of peppers certainly delivers the heat in this sauce, but you also can taste all of their earthy, fruity, and smoky nuances to make this a hot barbecue sauce that stands out from the rest.