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Old 05-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
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Default Competition sauce question

I am still a competition virgin, but I am getting set to get started next year. Still lots of practice sessions needed!

My question is: For those of you who compete, what changes do you make in your sauce between what you use in a competition and what you would use for your personal BBQing?

Also do you change your sauce based on who the judging group is made up of?
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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You make YOUR sauce the way you like it or think will make it competitive. If you switch up from what you normally do you'll never get that repeatable taste you're looking for.

Good luck - winning can be a feather in the cap - I understand that's where KC Masterpiece got it's start - winning at the AR sauce competition.

We don't normally compete in any of the ancillary events (except dessert, once!) - but some teams like Jack's Old South clean up regularly.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
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I noticed a lot of bottled sauces being used in competetion. Maybe it's a northeast thing.
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by BrooklynQ
I noticed a lot of bottled sauces being used in competetion. Maybe it's a northeast thing.'s kinda best to see what sauce sells in the area, then try it or something similar........generally your judges are locals.......and I think that may be why you are seeing the bottled suace used.......
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:35 PM   #5
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Doctored bottled sauce works in most all of the country.
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:02 PM   #6
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I agree. I start off with Kraft BBQ sauce as my base and go from there. Tried making my own completely from scratch one time but not only did it cost more but it was kind of a PITA too. Once a year, the Kroger stores around here put the Kraft on sale 2 for a buck and I load up to last me through the year.

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Old 05-23-2005, 03:52 PM   #7
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I have to agree with Jim.
Find a sauce you like to use and doctor it up.
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