Wednesday, September 26, 2007

BBQ Rants: A Quick Follow Up

I have had a few offline discussions with some readers regarding the post where I couldn't understand why competitors would use store bought sauces.

I have come to the conclusion that there are a few legitimate reasons why someone would go that route.

1) You used store bought once and walked. Your next time out you made your own and you didn't.

2) You are the manufacturer. Believe it or not, this is happening more and more often. As means of production becomes easier, the internet makes finding consumers a breeze and bbq continues to rise as a cuisine; there are mom & pop start ups popping up all the time.

3) You are out of your region. If you don't know what is popular in the area the competition is being held it is easy to go down to the local store and see what is popular on the shelves and go with that.

4) Sauces are your achilles heal. I have a friend who is an excellent cook who just can't make decent fried chicken. It's like a blind spot.

I guess that those are reasonable arguments, but I still prefer making my own.