Hi Vance, and thanks for your question.
Richard Gearhart here.
Always good to talk BBQ with others. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have a different opinion from the “#maninthehat”.
Personally, I tend to agree with the good folks at Dizzy Pig who think there are some real good sauces available at local stores or online.
While I have made some darn good sauces, it seemed to me I was just replicating what already existed. So I leave the sauce making to others and I focus my time on the meat, rub, temperature and time.
Hope this helps and remember low and slow always, except in racing.
~ Richard Gearhart