Originally posted by Raiders757
... We used to be able to buy a really good mustard based sauce at my local markets. It was from a BBQ pit is S.C., and not a major brand. That was some really, really good stuff. It wa a sad day when I went out to get some, only to find it was no longer on the shelves anywhere.
It's likely that the sauce was Maurice Bessinger's from Columbia, S. C. A significant number of stores withdrew his sauces because of his -- ahem -- unapologetically way-out-there-right-wing politics; it was offensive to quite a few people, even some conservatives. (While I could never agree with the man, if he wants to make a near-idiot of himself, well, it's a free country!) My local Bi-Lo store still had it in stock the last time I was there. This sauce is made with yellow mustard. Bi-Lo's generic Mustard Sauce is just as good if not superior.
A far better mustard sauce comes from Shealy's BBQ in Batesburg/Leesville, S. C. It is darker and has more -- well -- character than does Maurice's. They have a website and will probably ship you a case. You might even want to mix and match with their fine vinegar sauce (not quite as good as Scott's, but of high quality nonetheless.). The real treat is driving to the town and eating at the place (it's right on U. S. 1; closed Sunday and Wednesday). You can buy their sauces at local food stores.
Just remember, the baste is yet to come!
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