Kyvan Hot Wing Sauce A Hit
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I’d like to thank the good folks at Kyvan for sending me some of their sauces to try. You may have read my previous review of their Sweet BBQ Sauce.

Hot Wing Sauce was a little bit more challenging for me to review as I rarely (if ever!) make chicken wings. That’s OK – between me and Google, we “got er done”! I don’t have a fryer, so I oiled up the wings, seasoned with salt and pepper, and baked on a wire rack in the oven at 400 degrees until they were crispy.

I took the wings out and tossed them liberally with the Hot Wing Sauce.

So, I love chicken wings but I usually order them “Medium”. I was concerned about this sauce being “Hot”, but it was OK. They were definitely Hot, but not Inferno. The flavor of this sauce had lots of depth and complexity, which I like. Some sauces are just heat and not much else. The heat was latent; you don’t get it right away. There is a tanginess to this sauce and wayyyy in there somewhere, just a kiss of sweetness. What a great sauce!

If you like to make your own wings, definitely give Kyvan Hot Wing Sauce a try. You can but it online at the Kyvan Store. It runs $4.69 per bottle for a pretty large bottle. This is a great deal!

More “Field To Table”
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Many of my readers know I am also a hunter, and have a sister website which talks about hunting. In 2014, I killed my first elk and even though he wasn’t huge, the meat has lasted nicely. I’m down to the last couple of packages and spied a Tri Tip in my freezer.

Now, Tri Tip is a challenge for me to get right when it is beef, but I gave i a whirl and it didn’t turn out half bad. I marinated it, then used Montreal Steak Seasoning on a hot grill.

So… not all of my stories are success stories. Just like I was worried, I overcooked it. So I sliced it thin and threw it in the oven with some apple juice and sweet BBQ sauce. THEN – it came out really nice. Not what I wanted in the beginning, but nice nonetheless.

Alabama Salvation Sauce – Is Exactly That!
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I have reviewed a lot of products over the years. Almost all were good products. That being said, I can count on one hand the ones that were good enough that I needed to keep ordering. Alabama Salvation Sauce from Firebud Brands is an amazing concoction.

First off, the sauce is unusual. It is tangy. It is horseradishey. It is sweet. It is complex. This is probably the most unique sauce I have sampled to date. And everybody loved it. Next, it is made of all natural products. It is a very versatile product as well.

I’ve used it on baked chicken breasts. I’ve used it on beef and pork. It adds a whole new dimension. This stuff was a hit in my house and it went fast. I’ll be ordering more.

From the Firebud Brand website:

Our white BBQ sauce is a mayonnaise-based sauce with a hint of horseradish for a kick! This regional sauce from northern Alabama goes great with chicken, turkey, seafood and salads. It also puts a new spin on your favorite pork, beef and lamb dishes. Try it on a baked potato, substitute it for mayonnaise in your next chicken salad or get crazy and mix it in with ground beef for an epic burger experience.

Alabama Salvation SauceĀ© is made with 100% All Natural Ingredients and is a Gluten Free, High Fructose Corn Syrup Free and Preservative Free Product.

The sauce runs about $8 per bottle and it is worth every penny. You can order online here: SHOP

A big shout out to the Firebud Team for sending me some of their products to review. This one was a home-run! You can read my review of their rub here: Body Buzz Rub

Body Buzz Rub by Firebud Brands
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A big shout-out to the good folks at Firebud Brands for sending me some of their products to review. Right out of the gate, I’ve tried their Body Buzz Rub on a couple different tries at pulled pork.

I always do pulled pork pretty much the same way. I rub it heavy the night before and wrap in plastic wrap. Then I dose it up once more before I put it into the smoker.

I put it in the smoker (mine is charcoal) and try to keep it at around 225 degrees. Until I can get it up to around 170.

Once I get past 170, I foil it and pour in about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of apple juice and open up the vents on my smoker and let it hum along until the pork gets past 195, preferably 200.

Once it’s done I put it on the counter and let it rest. Then I pull it, sprinkle on a little more rub and throw it into Tupperware containers with the juice.

The Body Buzz rub works great. It is very fresh out of the bottle, and is a good texture – not too fine, not too coarse. It is predominantly sugary and black-peppery – it’s bright and has a great flavor. There is lots of sweet there, and lots of heat too.

It made for great flavor on the pulled pork, and great bark too. If you like a rub that has sweet and heat, this is a great one!

You can browse products, purchase online, or learn more about the company at their website

I have three more reviews from Firebud in the queue – make sure you keep an eye out for them!

Kyvan Sweet BBQ Sauce
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Right off the bat, I need to thank the folks at Kyvan for sending me a couple of their sauces to review.

I review a lot of sauces, and it’s nice to have something a little different now and then.

My daughter graduated from High School recently and in honor of the occasion we had an open house. I cooked up some pulled pork and offered up the Kyvan Sweet BBQ Sauce as one of the accompanying sauces on the pulled pork sandwiches. Since I needed to do a review, I made sure I used it exclusively and I also had used it on some grilled chicken for a previous meal.

This Sweet BBQ Sauce is exactly that – sweet. Not sickeningly sweet but honestly, one of the sweetest I have tried. It has a deep, rich flavor. From their website: “Throughout the south everyone has a BBQ sauce but none as unique as this Mississippi recipe that is tomato based. It has a touch of sweetness with a distinctive mix of smoke to enhance the flavors of this southern BBQ Sauce.

The consistency on this sauce is just right and it has lots of flavor besides the brown-sugary base which tastes a bit like molasses. So – sweet, but no heat – and plenty of flavor. If you like a sweeter sauce I’d definitely recommend you try this one.

The founder of Kyvan is 13-year NFL Player Reggie Kelly – you can read more about the company here – Kyvan – About Us

Check out their other great products here: Kyvan Products

Last but not least, they have some kickass recipes posted on their site. Have a look!

In a week or two, I will be reviewing their Hot Wing Sauce