Refrigerate homemade BBQ Sauce???

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by djsaner, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. djsaner

    djsaner Newbie

    I just made a BBQ sauce from a recipe I found on the web. I made a lot and would like to save it. Will I need to refrigerate the sauce? I like BBQ sauce that's room temp but I don't want any crazy diseases from food that's gone bad. Thanks!

    yellow mustard
    brown sugar
    2 tablespoons butter
    Worcestershire sauce
    lemon juice
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes, unless you can it in either a water bath (not recommended) or pressure cooker, you need to refrigerate it.

    With the sugars and the moisture in the recipe, it is an ideal incubation medium for bacteria to grow. You will not have enough acidity in there to prevent it. Be safe, and refrigerate it.
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would keep it in the fridge, there are very few sauces that can be left out at room temp so I wouldn't risk it.
  4. djsaner

    djsaner Newbie

    Alright, guys. Thanks for your quick responses!
  5. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I asked the same Q a while back
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well-most at at stores are not refrigerated.I believe it always says refridgerate after opening.

    However, i did notice butter in your recipe.would be good idea to refridgerate in that case....IMHO
  7. hemi

    hemi Smoking Fanatic

    My wife beat me up last time I used alla her tupperware freezer containers.
    When I brew up a batch that I think is a winner I put it in quart freezer bags and stack it all in a cardboard box and freeze it like that. I just
    open the box and take out a quart or so and put the rest back still frozen.
    Handy, convienient and dirt cheap.. Hemi..[​IMG]

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