Great question about flavors that are hot on the competition circuit right now…
I smell a lot of cinnamon coming from winning teams smokers. Any ideas on that? THANK YOU for your help.
I think the cinnamon you’re picking up is in the seasonings. I know I use a little in The BBQ Rub.
In small doses it goes well with smoked meat. I have judged some entries that tasted coated in Red Hot Candy and I can tell you that it wasn’t a pleasant experience. A little cinnamon can go along way.
That goes the same for All Spice. I notice it in popping up in some of the popular sauces on the market.
It’s another spice that can over power your pallet and judges can pick up on it quick.
With all you flavors and ingredients… Balance is the key!