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Sauce or no sauce

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 2bears, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    Been hearing a lot about peoples thoughts on using BBQ sauce or not on compition products. Some say not to sauce because judges think you are covering up the meat flavor (hiding something) and some say sauce them.

    What do you do for your compitions with ribs and pork butts - sauce or no sauce?
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    It all depends on the comp.

     Some places sauce will cost you points and others no sauce will cost you.

     I think it all depends on what the judges in that area  are used to.

     I've never cooked in a sanctioned comp so i'm not sure if there are any guidelines about this topic or not.