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How to thin bbq sauce

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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:11 am
gabe1957 raw

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I made a great bourbon bbq sauce with my leftover cranberries. Unfortunately it's too thick. Can anyone suggest a way to thin it out without significantly changing the flavor profile (It's on the verge of being too sweet)?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:50 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Welcome, Gabe!

My first inclination would be to take some of the sauce and add water in stages, tasting each time. Is this a sauce for serving with barbecue or more of a finishing glaze that goes on the food while it's still cooking?

Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:24 pm
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Try cranberry juice or more bourbon.
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Post Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:26 pm
BurntENZ User avatar

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When I have a sauce that is too thick and sweet, I add apple cider vinegar and water to balance things out. Good luck

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Post Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:25 pm
Trollby well done
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I like to save my BBQ sauce containers when only little left and rinse out with beer (Now Gluten Free Beer)

This makes great thin sauce for grilling

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