I usually use a''base'' To start with. I always buy ''Open Pit'' for pork and poultry.
''Sweet Baby Ray's'' for beef..
These folks make a good sauce as-is but it is even better as a 'foundation' to build on.
I know i am starting with an acceptable sauce to begin with . It is always easy to''tweak''
it to make the changes U want.
I also have some ''NASTY BROWN..".....
Last year I took alla the "end of summer'' peppers and tomatoes and put them thru the blender
for a ''hot sauce'' . It was hot but not much else. I had 3-4 bbq batches inna back of the fridge
that just didn't cut it.
I mixed alla the above into one batch and simmered it for an hour or so. I added a bottle
of Crown Royal for my pay-off celebration while it was simmering away.
I call it '' Nasty Brown'' ... I froze most of it. Best stuff I ever capped my lip over.[almost]
Probably second best thing inna world..
Ain't NO WAY I could ever duplicate it.. This stuff is truly a Happt Accident.. Hemi..