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I’m Warren AKA Waz – pronounced Woz –
I’m simply crazy about cooking outdoors [So crazy in fact, that I built an outdoor kitchen in my backyard and we called it Waz’s BBQ Hut.]
Whether nurturing a pulled pork for 12 hrs, knocking up some veggies or a delicious cornbread, the smoky smell of fire and endless flavours, make it my favourite thing to be sharing good times and great food with family and friends.
My enthusiasm for food and cooking started with my parents. With my Mum’s family cooking and my Dad’s chef skills food has always been part of my life. The memories of family hiking holidays in Wales, cooking out in the open over flame, ignited my passion for BBQ culture. I am also a huge fan of a great sauce to kick it up a notch and take that flavour sensation to epic. Sticky glazes, drizzled dressings or a dollop of a favourite sauce puts a grin on my face.
I love to be hands-on and trying stuff out – my sauces are the result of my practical and enthusiastic approach to banishing boring generic flavours, eliminating allergens and additives, and delivering wholesome home-made, tastebud-tingling delight.
Our family table is inspired by flavour combinations from the southern states of America to the southernmost tip of Africa. We love experimenting, challenging our taste buds and bringing family and friends together with my twist on how to use flavour and sauces to bring food to life.
Established in 2020 we have been thrilled with the response to our saucy line-up, winning a Great Taste Award and we can’t wait to introduce you to the next editions.
As our journey continues Waz’s BBQ Hut has become Waz’s Sauce Hut, because as I mentioned…..we are all about our sauces!
Some friends of the Hut & my recommendations
A few of the suppliers & products I recommend & use. To check out my fabulous Stockists & Ambassadors, head over to their dedicated pages.
SoCal BBQ Shop
SoCal BBQ Shop is the 'go to' Outdoor cooking and Barbecue store. From cooking accessories to amazing grills, the SoCal team with over 30 years experience will help you choose the right equipment for your needs. My go to for my BBQ's , grills, accessories and so much more. Choose from a large variety of brands - Traeger, Green Egg, Gozney, Yeti the list is endless. But it's not just about equipment, they stock an array of incredible rubs and sauces which we are now proud to be part of. What's also great about these guys is they offer Demo and Masterclass days where you learn various cooking skills. Have personally had a fantastic time on a number of their Masterclasses and gained incredible practical cooking skills and knowledge. Head over to our link "Don't Miss Out!" above and see what upcoming events are taking place and sign up through their website. It's a great experience for any individual or even the whole family. Best of all, Charles & his amazing team are hosts to the epic Sizzlefest every year. Check out "Don't Miss Out!" for more details.
Brand Ambassador. Braaiwood UK supply premium imported Namibian wood from the South Western part of Africa to shops, butchers, wholesalers and online retailers. They truly take pride in their products and their service is second to none. You cannot go wrong when purchasing the BEST braai wood when purchasing from these guys. They provide outstanding, friendly customer service which is evident from their excellent customer feedback.
Explore their range of braais - a South African barbecue using open wood fire my South African Wife's FAVOURITE way of cooking & now mine too - to discover the kind of south african braai cooking experience you can have in your own garden. Choose from built-in to freestanding braais. The build quality is outstanding and robust and will last many years even in our British weather. Their range of accessories is second to none with some great options for use in any open fire cook. Nothing like a warm open fire when cooking, especially in the winter.
One of favourite go to brands for an epic grills, wood pellets & accessories has to be Traeger. I have a portable Traeger Ranger which is brilliant for those any day meals without having to fire up one of your big grills but also for taking away with you whether camping or heading to a cottage for a much needed holiday. Want the best most succulent chicken ever cooked, the Ranger is the way to go! My second baby amongst my extensive BBQ & Braai range has to be my Traeger Iron Wood 885 Grill. Plenty of space for a big cook but also gives you that lovely wood fire flavour that the convenience of an electric grill doesn't. Head to our Stockists page & head to one of them nearest to you & do the best thing you could do....purchase a Traeger!
At Craftmeat Dorset, expert butchers Anthony & Pat, with combined butchery experience of 40 years, are passionate about bringing quality to your table by providing the best of Dorset produce all together under one roof to their customers. Their ethos; to offer the finest grass fed beef & lamb, free range poultry and local pork and game from surrounding farms and estates. Keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum they aim to source their products within a 30 Mile radius of their store wherever possible. If you are not able to visit their wonderful store in Dorset you can now enjoy the best of Dorset throughout the UK by heading to their online shop and choose one of their specialist meat boxes along with one of our amazing, well paired sauces to be delivered straight to your door.
Angus & Oink
A must in all households! Not just a great stockist of ours but Scott & Malissa have years of experience tasting a vast variety of foods from around the world & having been exposed to and tasting this vast variety of flavours and foods they incorporate this in their endless variety of spice rubs. Their Ethos: to commit themselves to educating themselves & their customers on food cultures from the countries they visited. Producing some of the best tasting authentic spice blends, made from sustainable sources and premium quality ingredients. Being a happy A&O family committed to delivering high quality spice rubs, instilling confidence in every home-cook to try for themselves, and be a homegrown food hero.
Another fab stockist of our sauces along with other great brands, but great friendly team of experts in BBQ grills, BBQ accessories like the great newly released Meat Swadl, wood, wood pellets, wood dust & so much more. Head to their gorgeous situated shop in Milton Keynes & enjoy the countryside whilst choosing your next BBQ Grill or even pizza oven. Or head over to their website & book one of their masterclasses for some awesome food and a day of learning all things bbq and fire cooking. Get to meet the awesome food whizz David - aka Spice Punch. Brand options are endless: Masterbuilt, Hamrforge, Savage Cage, Grden Kamado range goes on.
The Rusty BBQ Company
The Rusty BBQ Company is an award winning independent producer of a growing range of BBQ rubs, seasonings & sauces who’ve taken traditional American inspired flavours, that they’ve re-worked to showcase the very best here in the UK! They use only ingredients from Britain & chillies imported from a small Mexican Cooperative, ensure quality and consistency. They have a number of 1 and 2 'Great Taste' gold stars for their products, meaning high quality products. Mental health champions in the BBQ community with 20% of all profits going to CALM.
My go to handheld thermometer for both cooking my sauces and using when cooking any food - from savoury to sweet. With it's incredibly accurate temperature reader you can't go wrong with a Thermapen. Fantastic quality. Water resistant, 2 year guarantee. Easy to clean. Fast 3 second temperature reading. There're just so many features head over to their site now and get yours!
Ultra Grime Pro Power Scrub BBQ Wipes
As many of you would have seen on my posts, these wipes are an absolute WINNER for cleaning the toughest grime from your BBQ's. I cannot recommend them enough! I've always got packs at home so I don't run out. Do yourself a favour; check them out & get ourself a pack of the Pro Power Scrub (red pack). You'll be glad you did. Ask Kim my wife, I will do research for days till I find what I'm really impressed with, give them a try and only then recommend. So hope you get just as good results as I do.
See what some of our friends are saying...(Read More...)
Mrs K, Bracknell
Keeping it simple! Leftover pulled pork croquettes casserole smothered in Gentleman's Choice was a quick winner in the household!
I tried the Captain as a marinade and it was delicious! It left a wonderful flavour on the chicken without overwhelming it. Can't wait to try some of the other sauces!
I used the Hawaiian Tropics as a warm sauce with duck breast and it was lovely! Exactly what it says on the label - Hibiscus all over with the right amount of sharpness