If you rely on sauces alone to propel your at-home BBQs to new heights of smoke-infused delicious-osity (a word I just made up, for this right here) -- you clearly haven't been keeping up with our grilling tips.
And while you should certainly be rubbing your meat (sorry, there's no better way to say that) with dry rub, there's still a time and a place for good old fashioned BBQ sauce in your cookouts and kitchens. Really, you need both dry and wet components to truly make your backyard fare shine -- think of them as the Yin and Yang of grilling season.
But herein lies the problem: there is a literal brown, smoky sea of available BBQ sauces out there. And since most major grocery outlets don't let you break the safety seal and sample their sauces in-store (so draconian!), you might be a little lost when it comes to carefully selecting a BBQ sauce that won't remind your friends of a bullshit BBQ joint. If you weren't, you wouldn't have clicked into this post in the first place, would you?
So peruse this list carefully to discover the BBQ sauce that sings to your own personal soul, and order a bottle. Hell? Why not order two (one for the road).
Then you can turn every BBQ into a BYOB(S).