Rubs & Sauces
Ever since the EAT Barbecue sauces and rubs made their way into our warehouse last week, I’ve been anxious to give them a test run. Their arrival just happened to coincide with Memorial Day weekend, which also happened to be a rare off-weekend for our competition barbecue team, Burnt Finger BBQ. Since I’m always looking for reasons to fire up the smoker, we decided to use the long weekend to put the EAT Barbecue products to use and see how they perform first-hand.
The EAT Barbecue sauces and rubs are the product of Rod Gray, pitmaster for the Pellet Envy competition barbecue team. The team is comprised of Rod and his wife Sherri. The duo began competing in 2001, and since that time have managed to rack up an astronomical 50+ Grand Championships. Pellet Envy has spent 10 straight years as a
When thinking of Seattle, BBQ normally isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Most people probably conjure up images of Starbucks coffee, rainy afternoons, or an endless crowd of grungy flannel shirts. While each of those have certainly cemented their place in the city’s ever changing pop-culture, we’ve got our taste buds locked on a new line of BBQ rub that’s looking to re-brand the upper Northwest as the new BBQ hotbed.
Issuing a proclamation of “monumental flavor” is a tall order for any product to live up to. Only a brand hailing from our nation’s capital that’s been produced and distributed by ex-politicians would issue such a promise to the citizens of the United States. Luckily these politicians are originally from Missouri, so they’ve got a true barbecue agenda that can’t be swayed by lobbyist kickbacks or political bribery. We’ve been sampling their products for a few weeks now, and we can confidently confirm that you can take these politicians for their word with their Pork Barrel BBQ products!
Every year About.com conducts their Readers’ Choice Awards to showcase the best products, features and services across a multitude of categories. A few months back they invited their readers to nominate their favorite barbecue related products, and we’re thrilled to announce that our own line of Burnt Finger BBQ products were picked as finalists in both the barbecue sauce and barbecue rub categories. It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the top products in the country, but we still need a little help from you to bring home the title of “Best of the Best”!
Do you every wonder what the elite competition barbecue teams are doing to consistently put themselves in the winner’s circle? Well, every so often one of these teams will let that secret out to the masses by coming to market with a new and innovative barbecue product. It just so happens that we’ve got the inside track on the first shipment of a brand new competition marinade and injection that’s sure to shake up the circuit this year. Plus it never hurts that it was developed by the team responsible for bringing home the 2010 Jack Daniels Pork Championship, 2009 New York “Empire State” Grand Champion, 2009 5th place KCBS Team of the Year, 2008 American Royal Reserve Grand Champion, and boat load of every other barbecue award you could ever imagine!
Have you ever thought to yourself, “This (insert food here) would taste so much better with bacon and hot sauce”? I know that’s something that runs through my head daily. If there are two things in this world that can something better (check that…3 things, because BBQ Makes Everything Better), it’s bacon and hot sauce. Many times over I have put both of these on sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, pork chops, chicken, eggs….this list goes on. In fact, this morning for breakfast I had a breakfast burrito with bacon and hot sauce, for lunch I had a turkey club sandwich with bacon and hot sauce, and for dinner…well, I had boneless buffalo wings, but they definitely would have been better if I had wrapped them in bacon. Point being here, how could Bacon Mania not yield a product that combines both of
Posted by Jason on July 30, 2010
As we round out our week long rendition of The Monthly Rubdown, you didn’t really think we’d showcase a line of all-natural seasonings without offering up a selection of sauces to go with it? Lucky for us, Three Little Pigs also have a complimentary line of all-natural BBQ sauces to pair with their tasty all-natural seasonings. If you’re a fan of their ever-popular Competition Sauce, then you’ll be happy to learn that each of these all-natural sauces were derived from that very recipe.
Posted by Jason on July 29, 2010
We’re heading down the home stretch of our Rubdown Marathon, and this time we bringing you a line of BBQ rubs designed for the health-conscious cooker, or the barbecue fan with special dietary needs. No longer does the terror of ingesting MSG or Gluten rich products have to loom around your barbecue grill, because these seasonings are free of both and are made from 100% all-natural ingredients. Plus it doesn’t hurt that they were developed by one of the most famous and well-known barbecue chefs to grace the competition circuit.
Hump Day brings us another round of The Monthly Rubdown, and this time we’re showcasing a new fruit based barbecue sauce that’s been making some waves on the competition circuit. Within it’s first year on the market Firebug Sauce has earned 3rd Place honors in the American Royal specialty category, 1st Place in the Great American BBQ hot category, 2nd Place in the Great American BBQ hot baste category, and 3rd Place in the Great American BBQ mild baste category.
Day 2 of the Rubdown Marathon brings you a new flavor from a competition BBQ team that’s coming off of a 2009 dream season. Not only did this team rack up a whole truck load of Grand Championships, but one of those just happened to be the prestigious American Royal Invitational in Kansas City. Their Yardbird and Bovine Bold Rubs are well established favorites among competition cooks throughout the entire country, and now they’re rolling out a brand new seasoning for those of you who like things hot!