You hit the nail right on the head – both times! Mr. Farley, a very wise barbecuer in Ashland City, Tennessee, once remarked to me, "Now you can make your sauce hot if you like it that way, but if it masks the taste of the meat, it’s too hot. It had ought to make that good meat taste even better."
The umpteen-Scovill-units thing is kind of like trying to see HOW hoppy an India Pale Ale can be brewed. After it gets up past 140-150 International Bitterness Units, my mouth starts going to sleep. Overkill City!
Gimme a hot sauce with some REAL LIVE FLAVOR to it, and a nice, really bitter – but BALANCED – India Pale Ale. The two together are indeed a winning combination in my book.
Not Currying Favor, Ort. Carlton in Rainy Athens, Georgia.
Oh yeah!!?? IPA and good hot sauce! Two of my favorites too. I’m billk on ratebeer.com