Beer is a great addition to a BBQ marinade or sauce, but the one flavor that I really love in a BBQ mop sauce is Jack Daniels. I'll add it to my basic BBQ sauce. It has a flavor that lends itself well to smokey Q. Here's another southern recipe.
How about BBQ sauce? Should we start a new thread for homemade BBQ sauce or stick them here? Beer always goes into my BBQ sauce - preferably a stout or brown ale. Whisky or rye too if I've got it laying around and I deem it cheap enough to pour into a sauce. Once I made a 'Mexican Maple' BBQ Sauce - liberal doses of Tequila & Maple Syrup and I jumped up the heat.
I'll post my entire recipe, but I imagine it would be better to dedicate a new thread for this. I'd love to see what other folks put into their sauce.
Here's a previous post. I like to add some Bock beer to this one. Sometimes I'll add some Jack Daniels. Excellent sauce. A staple in my house.
Here's the BBQ guru Steven Raichlen's KC style BBQ Sauce recipe. I give it the bluesman's twist by adding some New Mexico chili powder to it. A fantastic all- around grilling sauce. Slather it on anythiing form babybacks to burgers.
Basic Barbecue Sauce Recipe
This is the type of sauce that most people in the United States think of as barbecue sauce: Brown sugar and molasses make it sweet; liquid smoke makes it smoky--there isn't a Kansas City pit boss around who wouldn't recognize it as local. Slather it on ribs and chicken, spoon it over pork shoulder, and serve it with anything else you may fancy. You won't be disappointed.
Makes about 2-1/2 cups
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon of your favorite barbecue rub
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan and bring slowly to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and gently simmer the sauce until dark, thick, and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the sauce to clean (or even sterile) jars and store in the refrigerator. It will keep for several months.