Judge Cline’s #9 Sauce was created over many years ago as our family loves to cook for us and others. We have always had parties cooking all kinds of meat and fish depending on the occasion. As a cooking family, we would always make different sauces for the meat that was being prepared for the gathering. At one party, a close friend brought some of his homemade vinegar sauce for the Boston butt that was on the grill that day. And well, it was amazing on the chopped BBQ! For years I tried to get the recipe from him, and he would answer “you will one day”. Several weeks before he passed, he called me over to his cook shack where he had it written down on a piece of notebook paper for me. Of course I was very surprised and breath taken with this great reward.
With the first batch we made, I could tell there was something missing…maybe more salt, pepper, vinegar, could not come up with it. I believe it was just the love and devotion the original chef put into it. We played, tested, and sampled all around until we came up with an amazing vinegar based sauce that is 9 out of 10, (10 being perfection, hence the #9). But we think it is perfect! I have looked and tried to find another great southern vinegar based sauce that works well with dipping, marinating, or just basting the meat on the grill. And this is the grand blend.