I have been making sauce for 15 years, and my suggestion is to not use someone Else's sauce (clone or not) to develop your own. Your own sauce may take years for you to come up with. I started by learning to make homemade ketchup and went from there. I've thrown out a lot of sauces in the past years, and tasted just about every sauce on the market and then some. I have a thing about trying to make something that is like someone Else's. At the end of the day I can say that my BBQ tastes like my BBQ. My sauce, my rub. The people who I sell my stuff to are winning comps, so my years of trial and error have paid off.
If I want to taste some Head Country, then I'd buy it. One of their main ingredients is liquid smoke. That stuff has so much liquid smoke in it, it could kill a mule.
Take the time to come up with your idea and recipe. You'll be more proud of it. Good Luck!
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Last edited by River City Smokehouse; 03-02-2011 at 04:03 PM..