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barry w
05-30-2016, 08:05 AM
I make my own bbq sauce. Everyone wants my recipe, should I Give up the recipe or keep it for myself as my secret? You all are very generous here on the bretheren with your recipes and bbq help. Got me thinking I might be a little selfish.

SmokinIllini
05-30-2016, 08:26 AM
Just me, but I have never found a reason to keep any recipe secret. I take it as a complement when somebody asks for one.

needmorstuff
05-30-2016, 09:05 AM
Yes. Why would you? Give it up.

JD08
05-30-2016, 09:21 AM
I know of a guy who made great BBQ and was steadfast about not sharing recipes. He found out he had cancer and passed away within the span of a few months and his recipes died with him. If he had passed those on, we would all think of him every time we made them.

Mo-Dave
05-30-2016, 09:24 AM
I have come to understand, if you give 6 people the exact same ingredients, and the same recipe to follow, you will wind up with 6 different sauces. Add to that different cuts of meant, different methods of cooking, different fuel sources, different seasoning along with different amounts of each, you will have 6 different versions of your bbq. Only your bbq hits the spot for you and them, even if they get it real close it wont likely be the same, so give it up you are safe. When you give out your recipe you must make them pinky swear not to ever divulge the secret Now tell me what your recipe is?:rolleyes:
Dave

Pstores
05-30-2016, 09:37 AM
So many great recipes die with the source..... I give out all my secrets..... So I have no secrets..... Lol

MeatyOakerSmoker
05-30-2016, 09:58 AM
Honestly it's totally up to you. What do you benefit from keeping it a secret unless you are going to sell it? Beyond that there is really only ego for the most part. And even that, if you share it people will continue to thank you and appreciate it. Sometimes making things public allows for others to improve upon what you already developed and it pushes the BBQ world forward. We're all in someway standing on the shoulder of giants.

barry w
05-30-2016, 10:01 AM
I keep a BBQ log of my BBQ cooks. It is written with the intent of passing it on. My son says don't give it away, save it for him.

MeatyOakerSmoker
05-30-2016, 10:04 AM
I keep a BBQ log of my BBQ cooks. It is written with the intent of passing it on. My son says don't give it away, save it for him.

That's good enough reason to just keep it a secret. Maybe it makes another pitmaster out of him.

Mo-Dave
05-30-2016, 10:06 AM
I keep a BBQ log of my BBQ cooks. It is written with the intent of passing it on. My son says don't give it away, save it for him.

Then give it to him, and let him save it, and tell others to ask him.:wink:
Dave

mcyork28
05-30-2016, 10:41 AM
I was going to definitely say give it out until I read your son's request. Personally, I still think I would I give out it though. I personally take pleasure out of other people making a good sauce or rub because I gave them a recipe. to each their own though. Nothing wrong with having something for you and your son.

Sevengoals
05-30-2016, 11:52 AM
Even with the recipe they will not be able to make it like you do.
It's also about the "fine touch" and accumulated knowledge.

Panupat
05-30-2016, 11:59 AM
If you really feel it's a trade secret. Still, there are certain base template that you could share without giving away 100%. I made all my sauce based on amazingribs.com, adding a few things here and there to my liking, and while I don't share my customization, I still send everyone to amazingribs. They can mix and match and make their own.

agoldswo
05-30-2016, 12:03 PM
To me, it's like a fishing spot. Share the wealth! If someone goes to a fishing hole i told them about, and outfishes me, more power to them, just means i need to work harder. I couldn't care less if someone wants to try and reproduce a sauce i came up with, it just means it's a good sauce!

dadsr4
05-30-2016, 12:31 PM
I make my own bbq sauce. Everyone wants my recipe, should I Give up the recipe or keep it for myself as my secret? You all are very generous here on the bretheren with your recipes and bbq help. Got me thinking I might be a little selfish.
My only question is, where did you get your information from? I know that everything I cook is based on what I learned from others. I have a few rubs I use that I came up with on my own, to find out that others use very similar combinations.

Bigr314
05-30-2016, 01:59 PM
I have always shared what ever I know, just as others have shared with me. No reasons for secrets here. That's why we are on this forum. BRETHREN'S!

Groundhog66
05-30-2016, 02:12 PM
No reason to keep it a secret, unless you're a top competitor, or plan to bottle it. We are all here to learn from one another, if we all kept our best tips/tricks/methods a secret, this community would be useless.

barry w
05-30-2016, 02:35 PM
Thanks all for your comments, I will have to ponder this one some more. Agree with sharing as I would not be an ok bbq cook without a lot of others sharing. You all are awesomely unselfish here on the breterenl, I will seriously consider each and every suggestion. Thanks, Barry

Enrico Brandizzi
05-30-2016, 03:03 PM
:popcorn::popcorn:

lankster35
05-30-2016, 04:51 PM
Barry probably uses Heinz and adds pepper and a beer to it........

M.Nolan
05-30-2016, 05:33 PM
hey thats my secret recipe and you just shared it with the world

cats49er
05-30-2016, 05:59 PM
No reason to keep it a secret, unless you're a top competitor, or plan to bottle it. We are all here to learn from one another, if we all kept our best tips/tricks/methods a secret, this community would be useless.

You hit the nail on the head. Give it up man.:blah::blah::blah::

krex1010
05-30-2016, 06:41 PM
I always suspect the folks who keep recipes a secret are just using a store bought item...share away.

LYU370
05-30-2016, 06:48 PM
Oh OK, you guys have talked me into divulging my secret sauce recipe...

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/LYU370/sauce.jpg

barry w
05-30-2016, 06:48 PM
You all are good. Sweet baby rays, not a secret anymore.

The Meeper
05-30-2016, 06:50 PM
C'mon Barry, spill your guts man, if not for the glory and prestige of becoming a hero to the masses it will bring you, what about those of us down here who NEED to learn......

Gary Tomato
05-30-2016, 07:15 PM
Tell us what your recipe is so we can evaluate it and make an informed decision about whether it is worth keeping secret ;-)

BBQ Freak
05-30-2016, 07:42 PM
Oh OK, you guys have talked me into divulging my secret sauce recipe...

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff373/LYU370/sauce.jpg

were can I buy this out to try ?