Among the more frequently used BBQ woods you will find apple, cherry and maple barbecue smoking chips. I like to have a few varieties available. I also am always sure to have on hand what I feel are the essential BBQ seasoning, spices, and basting products. These items can be used in various combinations based on your personal preference. In the case of most people, recognition doesn’t matter. They are content to be anonymous, even seeking it out actively.
Basting & Sauce Ingredients
Molasses: This is used primarily for making sauces. The bold flavor and dark color gives the sauce its thick texture an dark color. Molasses and apple cider vinegar are 2 key ingredients I use in my personal sauce recipes.
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Seasonings and Spices
Onion powder: This is one of my personal preferences of ingredients for my BBQ rubs. The onion flavor works well with any BBQ meat. Cumin: This is among the most important ingredients for BBQ rubs and chili recipes. This ingredient will bring a slightly smoky flavor and it is especially good for a pork BBQ. Paprika: The primary ingredient found in virtually all BBQ rubs as well as chili recipes. This adds great color and flavor to any BBQ meat and the subtle flavor helps to balance the other ingredients. Chile Powder: This flavorful blend can be used on any BBQ meat. This is a great way to add some spice or heat to your BBQ meat.