BBQ Sauce Judging

single bottle webSteve Jahnke / The Southern Haley Evans and Sarah Mausey, both Rend Lake College culinary studetns, try to decide which bottle of barbecue sauce has the best label while judging for the National Barbecue Association’s Awards of Excellence Friday at the 17th Street Warehouse in Murphysboro. Students spent four hours judging over 200 sauces, dry rubs, hot sauces, and more. Winners were determined in a variety of categories and the awards will be presented at the NBBQA convention in Memphis, TN on February 4

Steve Jahnke / The Southern Josh James, a Rend Lake College culinary student, studies the label on a bottle of BJ’s Sweet & Smokey Bourbon BBQ Sauce Friday at the 17th Street Warehouse in Murphysboro. James was helping decide the winner of the National Barbecue Association’s Best Label of 2010 award.