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BBQ Sauces
« on: November 17, 2009, 05:00:59 PM »
Since the other BBQ thread was taking a sauce direction I thought a dedicated thread would be good.  Looking forward to seeing those recipes. 

Heres a simple one I use:

equal parts - 4 or 5 ounces each
orange juice (or pineapple juice if you have it)
vinegar
molasses or honey
ketchup
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2 big spoons of good mustard
1 tablespoon worcestershire
1 cup chopped onions - cut small
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
salt and pepper
2 beers of your choice, I like hoegarrden, but bet shiner smokehause would be good. 
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all ingredients in, let simmer for about an hour .. a shot of tobasco wouldnt hurt it either. 

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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 06:15:23 AM »
Sweet!  I was hoping for a thread like this - I didn't mean to hi-jack the BBQ Style thread.

In a nutshell mine is (roughly, it rarely comes out the same when twice, but always similar)
1 homebrew, reduced on the stove (I prefer a stout or brown ale, but use what you like)
3 cups homemade ketchup
1/2 cup homemade pepper sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soysauce
1 or 2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 tsp chives
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp thyme
salt & pepper to taste
simmer & reduce
add corn syrup to thicken it up or maple syrup and/or molasses to thicken and sweeten
« Last Edit: November 18, 2009, 06:26:31 AM by akr71 »
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 10:16:07 AM »
Peachy Keen BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup
2 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. ground mustard or 3 tbs. prepared mustard
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground allspice  
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup peach lambic
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbs. honey
1 small Vidalia sweet onion (finely chopped)
1 cup peach preserves (puréed)
1 tbs. peach schnapps (*optional)
 
Directions:

Add the butter to a saucepan until melted then add onion until carmelized. Mix the ingredients together in a medium saucepan excluding the preserves, lambic & schnapps*. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Add preserves, lambic & schnapps* last 5 min. Remove from heat & eat.  :-*
« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 10:55:09 AM by Beertracker »
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 11:15:37 AM »
One case of soured Imperial Maple Porter - reduced to syrup (about 4 cups)
2 cans tomato paste
2 cups maple syrup
Garlic to taste

Pantry clean out - very tasty
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 10:54:01 AM »
Often I'll do the rubbed meat in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes if it is beef or pork. Especially ribs. Beer can be used as the liquid component, just not really hoppy ones, as I find the bitterness can be overwhelming.

The rub is usually salt, fresh pepper & chili powder.

I take the drippings in the PC and reduce it to a sauce while adding some sugar or honey and also some vinegar. All to taste. Never a set recipe since it is so simple to do. Can be further built upon too.

Goes on the meat near the end.

I like the idea of a pantry/fridge clean out. I've added all sorts of stuff to the sauce. Those last few dried apricots. That packet of ginger from the sushi etc...
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 10:56:35 AM by euge »
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 08:12:14 AM »
 Mine is very simple. All you need for it is one bottle of Sweet Baby Rays.  ;D
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 05:36:21 AM »
I use the buck a bottle stuff from the Supermarket and doctor it up based on what I want.

There are a few things I make it special for (Boston Butt and Beef Brisket) but generally I just doctor up the MEH stuff and make it good.
It ALWAYS gets thinned out so I can brush it on as cooking ends.
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2010, 06:10:12 AM »
Often I'll do the rubbed meat in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes if it is beef or pork.

Is this a tenderizing step prior to bbq, or do you just need the fat for your sauce?
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2010, 09:54:39 AM »
Mine is very simple. All you need for it is one bottle of Sweet Baby Rays.  ;D
  A local store has Sweet Baby Rays on sale this week for $1.29/bottle (16 oz. I think)  Can't beat that with a stick.  Great on butts, brisket, BB's, chuckies, cluckers, etc..., even fatties if that's what turns your crank.  Good all-around BBQ sauce IMO!
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2010, 09:58:54 AM »
Mine is very simple. All you need for it is one bottle of Sweet Baby Rays.  ;D
 A local store has Sweet Baby Rays on sale this week for $1.29/bottle (16 oz. I think)  Can't beat that with a stick.  Great on butts, brisket, BB's, chuckies, cluckers, etc..., even fatties if that's what turns your crank.  Good all-around BBQ sauce IMO!

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Best bang for the buck out there IMHO.

...just add a shot of bourbon and step it up a notch or 2.  ;)
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2010, 10:14:35 AM »
Often I'll do the rubbed meat in the pressure cooker for 5 minutes if it is beef or pork.

Is this a tenderizing step prior to bbq, or do you just need the fat for your sauce?

For tenderizing. It breaks some of the collagen down and it gets into the sauce too... I'm drooling as I write LOL
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 10:19:43 AM »
Mine is very simple. All you need for it is one bottle of Sweet Baby Rays.  ;D
 A local store has Sweet Baby Rays on sale this week for $1.29/bottle (16 oz. I think)  Can't beat that with a stick.  Great on butts, brisket, BB's, chuckies, cluckers, etc..., even fatties if that's what turns your crank.  Good all-around BBQ sauce IMO!

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Best bang for the buck out there IMHO.

...just add a shot of bourbon and step it up a notch or 2.  ;)

Oh ya!!  Bourbon is good!  Diced jalapeños too! Lots a ways to kick it up.  Homebrew & Barbecue, a perfect paring!! ;D
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2010, 03:40:15 PM »
I loves me some Open Pit.  Sadly, it's hard to come by in the Pacific Northwest.

I just don't get all the love for the sweet sauces.

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2010, 10:18:18 AM »

I just don't get all the love for the sweet sauces.

Oh you done said it now! LOL  :D

Partial to sweet myself. Some like the vinegary sauces. Matter of region and personal preference? Though it may be that pork is paired with the vinegary type more often...

I think tangy sweetness goes very well with any smoky BBQ. Especially pork ribs.
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Re: BBQ Sauces
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2010, 11:25:57 AM »

I just don't get all the love for the sweet sauces.

Oh you done said it now! LOL  :D

Partial to sweet myself. Some like the vinegary sauces. Matter of region and personal preference? Though it may be that pork is paired with the vinegary type more often...

I think tangy sweetness goes very well with any smoky BBQ. Especially pork ribs.

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Tangy, sweet and spicy BBQ sauce slathered all over some smoked Q is what I'm talkin' bout.
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