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Old 07-03-2016, 10:45 PM
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Okay, I have no idea if this is going to go anywhere I need it to, especially with the disparity between countries, but my wife said I should ask around and this was the first place that came to mind when I thought to myself "where can I ask about a thing like this?"

So, BBQ sauce. Or barbeque sauce, if you prefer. I'm trying to find a good one. But not just for anything -- I'm talking about for dipping. Nuggets, tenders, whatever. There are some good sauces for cooking and basting and whatnot here, sure, but I find none of them satisfy me in the right way when it comes to dipping chicken.

I'll be honest, I'm kind of a slave to fast food on my preferences here. My favorite is the McDonald's BBQ sauce for Chicken McNuggets -- but mainly the stuff in the States, which is tangier. Second is Burger King's, which has a nice... I dunno, zest to it? Zing?

All well and good, but sometimes I do the nugget or tender thing at home, and I come to the point where nothing is doing it right for me when it comes to a BBQ dipping sauce.

So, are there any recommendations? Something sold in bottles at the store, or even maybe a good recipe?
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:14 AM
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Doesn't the tang come from the vinegar?

Try finding an off-the-shelf BBQ sauce (one that uses brown sugar, not HFCS) that doesn't start out too sweet and add apple cider vinegar to it until it has the tang you like.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:58 AM
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Dammit, it's a few minutes to lunch, and now I want to buy nuggets. Sometimes I hate working in a building with a food court.

In any case, this seems like it's what you're looking for.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:59 PM
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I'll give those a shot, thanks! =)
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Old 07-04-2016, 01:47 PM
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BBQ sauce is good on pizza with chicken and pineapple.
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Old 07-04-2016, 02:44 PM
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BBQ sauce is good on goat cheese pizza with chicken and pineapple and capicollo and mushrooms
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:14 PM
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Ranch Dressing?
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:46 PM
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what I assumed this was about when I saw the index link:

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Old 07-05-2016, 02:22 PM
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Doesn't the tang come from the vinegar?

Try finding an off-the-shelf BBQ sauce (one that uses brown sugar, not HFCS) that doesn't start out too sweet and add apple cider vinegar to it until it has the tang you like.
This seems like sound advice. I migrated between dipping sauces for years until I realized what I actually like the taste of the most is vinegar. Just straight-up, no sauce required. You might need to work your way up to that with some vinegary sauces, though.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:53 PM
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DRY RUB FOREVER.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:54 PM
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Im a fan of brining
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:44 AM
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Get out of here with that! It's got its own thread!

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But how well does it work as a dip?
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:58 AM
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Could try Gates bbq sauce. Slightly acidic, a bit savory and smokey.
whatever it's just my favorite... here's recipe
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:25 AM
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If you want recommendations from the home of BBQ sauce...

Original Juan's does bottling for a number of places around town, I'm a fan of Zarda's original sauce that they do.

Joe's Kansas City (previously Oklahoma Joe's) is probably the biggest place in town.

Jack's Stack is my pick for an upscale BBQ choice food wise, and their sauce is exceptionally good on a burnt end or rib.

Not 100% sure if any of these ship internationally or not though.

Gates and Arthur Bryant's are garbage, don't let Food Network or whoever tell you any different.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:02 AM
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Ooh, so many options...
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:03 AM
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this is a kc bbq thread now
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:35 PM
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I dip everything in BBQ sauce. Wendy's has my favorite all around. Chick Fil-A's Honey Roasted BBQ is amazing and I eat it with just about everything there. Rib Crib is sorta local and I like theirs but some people think it's too sweet.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:06 PM
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Does this topic cover Chalet sauce?
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:23 PM
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back in huntsville barbecue sauce was just vinegar with maybe a little sweetness added to it
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:42 AM
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Does this topic cover Chalet sauce?
Wasn't on my mind when I started it, but not like I have the power to stop anyone, either.

I think Chalet sauce deserves its own thread, though. Mainly because I know St. Hubert's has something similar, and I've only ever seen it while in Canada. I'm curious if there is more out there.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:03 AM
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I dip everything in BBQ sauce. Wendy's has my favorite all around. Chick Fil-A's Honey Roasted BBQ is amazing and I eat it with just about everything there. Rib Crib is sorta local and I like theirs but some people think it's too sweet.
I'm pretty fond of Head Country BBQ sauce. I know a guy who moved out of state and could't buy it at the grocery store any more so when he came back here he stocked up on a bundle of it to take back with him.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:52 AM
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I'm pretty fond of Head Country BBQ sauce. I know a guy who moved out of state and could't buy it at the grocery store any more so when he came back here he stocked up on a bundle of it to take back with him.
Seconded. I've heard similar stories so many times. Friend of the family sends the Aussie who stayed with his family in college a case of the stuff every Christmas.

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Closer to Canada is Dinosaur BBQ. We got a sampler case when they catered our wedding and I'm addicted to the stuff now. They have a habanero sauce that'll cross your eyes, but it's good on everything.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:53 AM
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What about fry sauce? That's good right?
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What about fry sauce? That's good right?
I had to hit Google to even figure out what this meant. It seems... interesting?
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:24 PM
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I'm pretty fond of Head Country BBQ sauce. I know a guy who moved out of state and could't buy it at the grocery store any more so when he came back here he stocked up on a bundle of it to take back with him.
I like to use Head Country if I'm cooking with BBQ but I don't really like it with nuggets/fries/etc.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:38 PM
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Fries with bbq sauce? I've never tried that.

Speaking of fries I'd like to try poutine someday. I just don't know where to get it around here.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:23 AM
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When I see this thread title I always think you guys are talking about chewing tobacco
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:02 AM
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There's a guy I play poker with who keeps his spit cup in the gap between his overalls and his shirt. It's....quaint.
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