I just tested KC Masterpiece’s new Buffalo marinade sauce on a whole chicken that I grilled on a tipsy cooker. Normally I mix my own seasoning from scratch to coat the chicken and fill up the tipsy cooker with my favorite beer. This time I filled it up with Hazed and Confused, Boulder Beer Company’s brew hazed in it’s natural unfiltered state and dry-hopped with Crystal and Centennial hops. Its big bold flavor proved to be a perfect match for my fiery KC Masterpiece marinaded chicken.
KC Masterpiece started in Kansas City 30 years ago, when Dr. Rich Davis, a
local physician and barbecue aficionado, decided to market his own homemade sauce recipe. The results proved to be a perfectly tangy and sweet mixture that could hold its own to any meat. It won Dr. Davis the first-ever “Best Sauce” award at the American Royal Barbecue Competition. And after all those years, it’s still considered the number one sauce in Kansas City, barbecue’s hometown. Adding to their BBQ sauce line-up, KC Masterpiece now has a whole diverse array of marinades and I discovered that the Buffalo flavor not only ignited my whole chicken with a fiery patina but effectively sealed in the juices with its thin layer of sugar, red pepper, garlic and paprika.
The best part is that you don’t have to marinade whatever you’re planning to cook for hours. All it takes is 30 minutes in the refrigerator and you’re ready to roll! Just make sure that if you follow my advice, buy a few extra Hazed and Confused to enjoy with your meal.
Photos courtesy of Steve Mirsky. Review made possible by a complimentary sample