Your flame-cooked cow slabs may be barbecue stars but they’re nothing without these supporting sauces...
Holy Fuck Hot Sauce, £5, theribman.co.uk
At the last DJ BBQ shoot, our grillmaster gave us a taste of this. A tiny little taste, but enough for us to enter a beautiful near-death experience.
Sweet Baby Ray’s, sweetbabyrays.co.uk
This is still the king. Slap it in, on and around any pork in squirting distance.
Hellman’s Mayonnaise, £2.50, sainsburys.co.uk
It takes about 10 minutes of light jogging to burn off a tablespoon of mayo. A devastating 10-0 footy thrashing against your toddler cousin should do it.
French’s Yellow Spicy Mustard, £1.59, tesco.com
Getting mustard in your eye sucks at the best of times, but now French’s have added cayenne pepper to their bottle, it’s agony.
Black Peppercorns, £2, tesco.com
Rule one of cooking a steak: only add pepper after it’s cooked to perfection. Pepper burns, making your cow flesh taste acrid.
Jack Daniel’s Tennesse Honey Barbecue Glaze, £1.50, tesco.com
We live in a world where you can actually eat whiskey. This is the stuff dreams are made of.
Tiptree Ketchup, £2.10, sainsburys.co.uk
Here’s a classy alternative to Heinz that you can bust out if the in-laws invite themselves over.
Frank’s Red Hot Wings Sauce, £1.49, tesco.com
No bro-tastic BBQ is complete without teeth-meltingly hot chicken wings. If you’ve got anything but this on ’em, you may as well pack up now.
Maldon Smoked Salt Flakes, £1.50, sainsburys.co.uk
To truly master the barbecue, you’ll need to up your salt game, and this is the Champion’s League of sodium chloride.
Yutaka Wasabi Paste, £1.99, sainsburys.co.uk
Fish is an underrated gem on the grill and requires no more than seasoning and oil. Post-cook, though, add a smidge of this.
Aspall Classic Cyder Vinegar, £1.50, aspall.co.uk
Not only is this essential for a pro blue cheese dipping sauce, but it’s also your secret ingredient for cleaning the muck off your grill when you’re done.
Mrs Elswood Cucumbers, £1.35, waitrose.com
First person to hilariously say, “Hey, that looks like your dick!” when these get pulled out earns himself washing-up duty.
Garlic Granules, £1.65, tesco.com
Grill masters around the globe have just started to line up garlic granules as seasoning for burgers alongside their salt and pepper. Try them.
Tabasco Chipotle Cola, £2, sainsburys.co.uk
Yeah yeah yeah, cola is really bad for you, but this stuff is really good for your chicken drumsticks.
Cholula Original, £1.69, waitrose.com
Less about heat and all about flavour, go nuts with this Mexican winner over anything – even your hungover eggy breakfast.
Flying Goose Sriracha Hot Sauce, £2.50, tesco.com
The only thing cooler than the taste of this on a chicken thigh? Sriracha, the award-winning doc all about its brill history.
Red's Unholy Barbecue Sauce, £1.50, Asda.com