BBQ Supplies - Pit Bull Hot Sauce
For some reason, most of the serious barbeque-rs I know are into hot sauce as well. I haven't figured out the correlation between hot sauce and barbecue but I'm sure someone will. Is anyone looking for a doctoral thesis? Here you go, just be sure to thank me.
In my humble opinion, one of the best hot sauces on the market is Pit Bull Hot Sauce, produced a small company run by Manny Ortiz, Lisa Anziano, Harlee and Syd the Pit Bull out in Bay Shore, Long Island.
Pitt Bull Hot Sauce claims to be "the Sweet Sauce That Bite You Back." And it lives up to its promise. When you first open the bottle, it reminds me of a very good buffalo wing sauce. But when you taste it, you'll experience the honey and garlic flavors which are quickly followed by the bite of Tabasco chili peppers. This is a complex sauce; smooth, sweet and tasty. The heat is there, but it's not overpowering by any means. This sauce actually enhances the flavor of whatever it touches.
Now I like hot, and Pitt Bull Sauce is fairly hot, but they also make "Revenge" which is 4 times hotter than the original and "Renegade" which is 8 times hotter. All of these sauces, even the hottest version still produce flavor and not just heat. I highly recommend all of them.
They recently released Jalapeno Pineapple Pit Bull Sauce, and believe me it's extremely tasty and good. I have used it as a salsa, on cream cheese and as a finishing sauce on ribs. As a supporter of Grillin' on the Bay - NYC's first sanctioned BBQ contest, Manny was demonstrating this sauce and it was the hit of the event. I don't know how many bottles he sold, but I'm sure it was his best seller that day.
Do you self a favor, the insane folks over at Pitt Bull Hot Sauce are actually giving away FREE samples. Take 2 minutes and order some. You'll be glad you did.