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3 Reasons to Create Your Own Barbecue Spices and Sauces
The selection of sauces in a kit opens up all sorts of flavor possibilities. (Zombie Cajun/)
For the grill master who seemingly has everything, there is always something else he or she wants: another type of smoking wood, beefier tongs, a 4-channel Wi-Fi/Bluetooth BBQ Alarm Thermometer. If you are scratching your head over what to bestow upon the pit master in your family (even if that's you), take a look at some of the spice and sauce samplers intended to get the most out of your next barbecue or tailgate party.
Having a selection of spices at hand makes it easy to blend and create your own barbecue rubs. (FreshJax/)
Great grilling means great spices. But sometimes we get stuck in a rut, shaking and massaging the same old dry rub on every cut of meat. A smoking sampler pack is the perfect way to spark creativity at the grill and find new combinations that will broaden the repertoire of any outdoor chef.
If you’re looking for a sauce flavor you can’t find on the grocery shelf, consider creating your own. (Zombie Cajun/)
Even though real BBQ magic happens over hot coals, a gift pack of hot sauces can perk up any recipe or add a nice touch of variety to serving and presentation. Scratch cooks and DIYers will appreciate a sauce lab of their own, complete with pepper blends, sauce bottles, instructions, and even a sciencey-looking funnel.
Smoke in a Bottle
When it comes to sauces, everyone is a critic, so create one that’s suited for your palate. (Oklahoma Joe/)
What is the best kind of barbecue sauce? That depends on what state you are standing in when you ask. But there is no doubt that Kansas City-style sauce, which is known for its sweet and tangy combination of molasses, tomato sauce, and vinegar, is among the most revered and emulated. Want to experiment and stir up a sauce of your own? Get creative with a little smoke in a bottle in any of four woody flavors. Liquid Smoke is great for everything from sauces to jerky brines.