Friday, February 23, 2007

Bar-B-Palooza 2007

I mentioned spending the upcoming weekend tasting and testing BBQ sauces from around the city, and Click (Daily) has graciously offered to host a gathering at her home on Sunday afternoon to do just that. In an equally gracious move, the Ashley's are bringing a pork shoulder and some of their own private label sauce. Who's bringing the beer?

Here's the plan. I pick up 5-10 sauces including mine and RA's. Each person rates as many of the sauces as they like in categories such as color, overall taste, sweetness, etc. Then they make a sandwich and drink a beer. I'll post the results – of both the testing and the beer drinking. Of course, now I have to come up with some sort of questionnaire for everyone to fill out. So much for doing any real work today. Ah, the things we do for scientific BBQ advancement.

Since I'm mostly looking to determine the balance of flavors in the best sauces and not really trying to identify a "winner," is there any reason to do blind tasting? Also, which ones should we test? Tops, Bar-B-Q Shop, Rendezvous, Neely's, Central, Commissary? Any preferences?

If you haven't already been invited, speak up, and I'll let you know if you are.

10 comments:

RJA said...

Can we try Mothership BBQ?

The Saucier said...

That's a good idea. You meet us all in Nashville on Sunday.

Elizabeth Alley said...

3 Little Pigs

Sweet Sassy Molassy said...

Make sure you get some Stubbs. mmm...Stubbs.

The Saucier said...

Stubb's? It might be Austin, but it's still Texas. What's wrong with you?

Secret Agent Mom said...

I checked the Interweb handbook, and it stated that any event hosted by a blogger and publicized by a blogger is automatically open to all bloggers. Did I read that right?

The Saucier said...

I think that page is missing from my copy.

Secret Agent Mom said...

Ow. What kind of sauce is best on a burn?

Shannon said...

awww, come on andria. my address is in the phone book.

RJA said...

She's pregnant, you're going to need extra pork.