|Jay Dickey is showing you his sauces on the shelf in the market! Courtesy: Jay's Facebook Page|
|J.Dickey's BBQ Sauces Bourbon, Maryland, and Blackberry Habanero Courtesy of Their Facebook Page|
How did your love of BBQ start?
I have always loved BBQ, however, when I was living in California, I was broke and had no sauce to cook with my chicken. I read the label on the back of a store bought BBQ sauce and figured, I can do that. So I went to my kitchen and concocted my first sauce. Since then, I have been addicted to making sauces and have since started my own sauce company.
Do you compete?
No, but I would like to start competing someday, and I have a BBQ Competition Team interested in competing with my sauces on their meats.
What was your best accomplishment and why?
My best accomplishment to date is getting our sauces in a few Whole Foods and having people all of walks of life contacting me for my sauces.
What is your favorite way of smoking or are you partial to any brand of smoker or products?
Personally, I like to smoke my beef brisket side up. I cook at about 225 degrees and really try to take my time. I love to use hickory chips. I am still learning about smoking meats and excited about it.
Jay is featured in some Maryland stores as a local commodity! Photo: Jay's Facebook Page
Tell us in a nutshell "What does BBQ mean to you?"
I have experimented for years, trying to find the right ingredients that are all natural and truly have that homemade taste and texture.
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