Finishing Sauce VS. BBQ Sauce

Discussion in 'Pork' started by coffee_junkie, May 4, 2009.

  1. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Okay so here is a newbie question for y'all. I did my first butt this weekend and was looking at trying a finishing sauce. I tried this one,
    Looking at Jeffs finishing sauce it looked like a pretty liquid type sauce, the one I did ended up a little thicker due to the ketchup. So do you use finishing sauce as a bbq sauce or what?
    Thanks for the help in advance.
  2. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I think you can do either one. I like a vinegar sauce anyway so I'll use a good vinegar finishing sauce as my sauce. If some want to use a regular sauce like southflaquers mustard based then that's ok too. Personally, I would not sauce all my meat but let the folks eating decide if they want some or not. Just my .02.
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think it's a personal preference to how you, or others, want to eat their q. For example, the finishing sauce is sometimes enough on it's own. To others (like myself) I'd probably add finishing sauce and bbq sauce, 'cause I like my sammie dripping with sauce [​IMG] .
  5. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    I make a finishing sauce that enhances the pork. I call it pig sauce but it's good on chicken as well. Let me know if you 'd like the recipe. Vinegar and ketchup based but you cook it down to desired thickness. Takes me about 2 hours to simmer it down to my liking. Onions, garlic, beef broth and hot sauce are used, along with a few spices. Dang good stuff.[​IMG]
  6. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to serve the sauces on the side. A good finishing sauce slopped all over a pulled pork sandwich is great. Sometime just a quick lather of homemade BBQ sauce.

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