Do You Need to Refrigerate Hot Sauce?

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It doesn’t really matter with a cheap bottle of Tabasco or Frank’s Hot Sauce, but when you go the extra mile and splurge for a quality bottle of craft hot sauce, you don’t want to ruin it. After spending the extra money, you start to ask the important questions like do you need to refrigerate hot sauce? Then you find … Read More

Why Use Mustard Before a Dry Rub?

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When it comes to smoking meat, a good dry rub is key to imbuing serious flavor to the meat. However, while many pit masters just massage that rub into the meat by itself, some use something a little extra – mustard. Before adding the dry rub, the meat – typically pork shoulder or ribs – is slathered in a thick … Read More

Choosing the Right Hot Sauce

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Many people, especially Americans, love to put hot sauce on their food, and it’s become quite a craze over the years. Whether you’re spicing up your homemade chili with spoonfuls of hot sauce, or are pouring it on your mashed potatoes, there’s no shortage of food items to add hot sauce to. However, everyone has different tastes, and a brand that … Read More

Common Barbecuing Mistakes

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Whether it’s early in the summer or the middle of July, barbecuing is a tradition that many people enjoy. Not only is it a great opportunity for friends and family to get together, but even more so, it’s also a chance to spice up some of your favorite meats. Between pork ribs, mesquite flavored hamburgers, and delectable hot dogs, there’s … Read More

The Hottest Peppers Known to Man

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Spicy food isn’t for everyone. What makes food spicy is either the spices used or the peppers that are used. There are mild peppers such as green peppers and red peppers. There are also hotter peppers such as jalapeno peppers. But, what are the hottest peppers that few people can withstand?