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Old 04-08-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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FAB Products?

Has anyone attempted to Replicate FAB products? I have used FAB B and P in my briskets and pork respectively and like the outcome. However it has been next to impossible to get an order filled as of late and I just checked the site and they have increased prices by 50%. Just wondering if anyone has any idea of what is actually in the stuff.

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Has anyone attempted to Replicate FAB products? I have used FAB B and P in my briskets and pork respectively and like the outcome. However it has been next to impossible to get an order filled as of late and I just checked the site and they have increased prices by 50%. Just wondering if anyone has any idea of what is actually in the stuff.

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Ok I will bite what the frak is FAB???
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An injection used for beef and pork. Many people in catering and competitions use this stuff...especially for their briskets.

I see it at the Ingredients sotre...but says you have to allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
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An injection used for beef and pork. Many people in catering and competitions use this stuff...especially for their briskets.

I see it at the Ingredients sotre...but says you have to allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
Me I just use plain ole apple juce , I will stick with the motto to " keep it simple stupid!!! Back when my father and his did BBQ plain ole salt and pepper with some hickory was all it took.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:46 PM   #5
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Walt, I think the Fab B is some kind of phosphate...keeps the brisket moister longer helps with taste and turn ins....and increases the yeild...
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Ok I will bite what the frak is FAB???
Fab is a product created by Joe Ames owner of the Ingredient store http://www.theingredientstore.com/ . Joe is great resource on any thing about cooking especially preserving meat, sausage and BBQ. The last few years have been hard on Joe as he's lost his wife, suffered a couple heart attacks and last year a bad car crash. After his last heart attack he hasn't been able to return to work and his kids are trying to keep the business open. My last order (March) was filled in about 10 day's.

He always stops at the comps in the Mid-Atlantic area and follows the cooks who use his product's. He's a really nice guy and like a grandfather to the cooks.

Fab (B, B-light, C and P) are used as an injection ingredient to carry flavor, moisture, quicken cook time and improve yields. The real secret is what is mixed with the Fab.
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Fab is a product created by Joe Ames owner of the Ingredient store . Joe is great resource on any thing about cooking especially preserving meat, sausage and BBQ. The last few years have been hard on Joe as he's lost his wife, suffered a couple heart attacks and last year a bad car crash. After his last heart attack he hasn't been able to return to work and his kids are trying to keep the business open. My last order (March) was filled in about 10 day's.

He always stops at the comps in the Mid-Atlantic area and follows the cooks who use his product's. He's a really nice guy and like a grandfather to the cooks.

Fab (B, B-light, C and P) are used as an injection ingredient to carry flavor, moisture, quicken cook time and improve yields. The real secret is what is mixed with the Fab.
I'm sorry to hear about his problems am sure he is a great guy. But we had orders that were caught up in his difficulties we ended up cancelling that order because of how long it was taking (after charging our CC by the way) . I put off purchasing more because of others that had the same problems getting product.

Today I decide to give them another try because I really do like the product. I then am confronted with a 50% INCREASE in price. If I give hit or miss customer service and then decide to raise prices I'm going to out of business quick.

Anyway I digress, I just wanted to see if anyone had any ideas of what the stuff actually consist of because I guess I'm cheap and refuse to pay a 50% premium. Currently I am going to start mixing up stuff and see if I can approximate the product. It is good but it isn't worth 12-16 bucks a pound.
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As far as I know all the FAB's contain food grade phosphates to help the meat maintain a higher than normal moisture content. According to Joe it will help a deceased chunk of flesh maintain as much moisture as when the critter was alive. Its heavily used in the meat/fish/sausage/poultry industry to help prevent a condition called "drip loss" which reduces the yield of course and also increases the palatability i.e. moistness factor for human consumption. They also contain MSG and two vegetable derived enhancers called disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate. Nobody knows eggxactly why/how the isosinate and guanylate work but there is some speculation they somehow overcome the metallic flavor imparted by the iron rich hemoglobin found in the red blood cells of the animal. They are added to many foods most particulary various commercial broths..chicken...beef etc. In addition the FAB B series contains varying amounts of commercial roast beef base seasoning flavors whereas the P's and C's dont. Hope this helps.

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Probably causes cancer...I wouldn't mess with it
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Probably causes cancer...I wouldn't mess with it
This may be true but I hear it helps people win bbq comps.
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