Sauce Question - I'm a newbie..

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by heyer5, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. heyer5

    heyer5 Meat Mopper


    So, my fiance and myself have a pretty good homemade dry rub that we use for our ribs.  It has some heat and some sweetness to it, but I'm looking to change it up a little bit for this weekend. 

    I figured since I will be outside all day Saturday, I might as well smoke up some ribs, but I want to make a sauce.  The base of this sauce is going to be Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey.  However, with my limited experience, I am unsure how to go about this.

    I'm assuming I need some tomato base (ketchup?), some mustand, probably some brown sugar, a little spice to it but I'm not sure what else.  This is going to be more of a mop sauce for the last hour, so I am not looking for a thick, pasty sauce.  Any input?

    Oh, I promise, PROMISE, Q-view afterwards!
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Try 2C Ketchup, 1/4C Whiskey, 1/4C Mustard,1T Your Rub, 2T Brown Sugar and 2T Vinegar or Lemon Juice. Mix and bring to a simmer to cook out alcohol. Then taste and adjust Salt, Sweet, Tang or add Heat (Cayenne) as desired. If it is too thick add water or Apple Juice to thin...JJ
  3. heyer5

    heyer5 Meat Mopper

    Will do, thank ya sir!  I was hoping you would chime in!
  4. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You could always try Jeff's sauce. It is very good!

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