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Tue Sep 19, 2017

Sauced: Kingsford Smoked Hickory

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Kingsford Smoked Hickory

Sauce Stats

Name
Kingsford Smoked Hickory
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.98 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Molasses, Vinegar, Natural Hickory Smoked Flavor, Salt, Spices, Onion, Natural Flavor, Turmeric, Garlic, Paprika Extracts
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Bold flavors with a strong smokiness puts this Kingsford product in the family of common supermarket barbecue sauces, which is isn't bad, but it doesn't makes it rise up among a crowded field.

Tue Sep 5, 2017

Sauced: Mr. Troy's Carolina Collision

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Mr. Troy's Carolina Collision

Sauce Stats

Name
Carolina Collision
Cost
$7.99 for 16oz at GrillBillies Barbecue
Ingredients
Ketchup, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Molasses, Hot Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice, Red Pepper Flakes, Spices
Color
Rusty orange-red
Meatwave Rating
910
out of 10
Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
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A bright, clean flavor that strikes a perfect balance between sweet, heat, and tang with a bit of extra barbecue complexity, all combine to make this sauce a real winner.

Tue Aug 22, 2017

Sauced: Cowboy Range Style & Giveaway

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Cowboy Range Style

Sauce Stats

Name
Cowboy Brand Range Style Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$15 for 3 18oz bottles from Duraflame
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Cane Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder
Color
Dark maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Quality ingredients give this smoky, sweet, and acidic sauce a leg up on the competition.

Tue Aug 15, 2017

Becoming Your Best Pitmaster with the BBQ Guru CyberQ Cloud

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CyberQ Cloud

From the time I started smoking meats, I've taken pride in tending to a fire—learning how to control its temperature, knowing when it needs more fuel, and sitting beside it with not much else to do except down some beers. To me, that was as much part of the barbecue equation as the meat itself and I kind of scoffed at those using devices and crutches to help maintain a fire. So it was with a some reservation that I took up the offer to try out the BBQ Guru's CyberQ last summer, having more interest in its networking capabilities than its core function of fire and food temperature management.

It only took one cook though for me to be totally sold—it kind of brought set-it-and-forget-it functionality to my Weber Smokey Mountain, freeing my to do so much more in the time I would have normally been fussing with the coals, including food prep, blogging, and, most importantly, uninterrupted sleep. After a few more cooks where I experienced more consistent results in my smoked meats and my fires ran at ideal temperatures for longer periods of time than I was used to, I was fully able to set aside my low tech barbecue pride and embrace the help of the Guru, so much so that when the BBQ Guru team extended another offer to try out their CyberQ Cloud model this summer, I was so excited I couldn't get it fast enough.

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Tue Aug 8, 2017

Sauced: Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce & Giveaway

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Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$7.99 for 19.75oz at Grilla Grills
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, AP Rub, Spices, Dehydrated Onion and Garlic, Natural Smoke Flavor
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A good representation of barbecue sauce norms out of the jar becomes really exemplary and incredibly flavored and balanced after being cooked.