MELISSA: This is Deaf Man’s BBQ sauce!
MELISSA: He has a factory and warehouses but I came here, where it all started, his home kitchen!
RASOOL: You’ll be fine.
MELISSA: You’re right, it started off sweet and then now, my tongue is tingling. There’s a kick. MMM. Delicious.
RASOOL: It’s not overpowering. You can still taste it-- there’s a nice balance.
MELISSA: Not at all, it’s a perfect spice level. I love it.
MELISSA: Tell me about the first time you made BBQ sauce and how that started.
RASOOL: It started ten years ago, when I asked my mom for the recipe. How do ya make it? I learned from her. I tasted it and was disgusted. It wasn’t good, so I made--
RASOOL: I told her, I make better sauce than you.
RASOOL: I made a couple batches. Then i started selling it as a hobby, and I needed money. Whatever, it was fun. As I was making it, I enjoyed the smells, and the taste of it is just very good.
MELISSA: And now the sweet one. I have a sweet tooth!
MELISSA: Mmm, delicious! It’s very good. It’s very sweet. Smoky. It’s smoky and sweet. And at the same time, it has a tangy flavor.
Deaf Man’s BBQ Presentation Board with 5 different bottled flavors. Bourbon Elite, California Mild, Golden Ale, Smoky Sweet, XXX.
MELISSA: So what’s your favorite flavor?
RASOOL: Mine? California Mild. One being that it represents my state and two it’s a very good flavor!
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RASOOL: I’m 17 out of 100 for BBQ sauce. So people know...
MELISSA: What does that mean, 17 out of 100?
RASOOL: That’s my rank.
MELISSA: Rank! Which means in the nation, with all the BBQ sauces out there, you are 17th?
MELISSA: Wow! That’s high up. Wow.
MELISSA: What is your favorite thing to eat with these sauces?
RASOOL: Chicken and fish. Now I’m trying to eat healthier. I’ve been eating a lot of fish. I mean it’s fun to grill and bake. I use the xxx sauce with fish.
MELISSA: It’s very delicious.
RASOOL: Thank you.
MELISSA: Wow, I am impressed. I am not just lying for the camera, I really am impressed.