I decided to take advantage of the smoke being used for bacon and am attempting a variation on one of my dad's recipes. He likes to make honeyed garlic cloves to snack on while at the cabin. Basically he combines garlic, beer, and honey. Simmers it until the beer is almost evaporated away, and then increases the temp a bit to caramelize the garlic. I did almost the same thing, using a touch of molasses and brown sugar instead. (didn't have any honey handy, still too early in the season to collect from the hives)
I used 12 ounces of cloves, a bottle of wheat beer, about 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and about 2 tbs of molasses. Simmered for about 30 minutes, maybe 45, then drained off most of the excess liquid. Kicked up the heat for a few minutes, then put in the grill pan.
Now I'll let them smoke for about 3 hours before sampling. May let them go longer, kinda playing this by ear....
I had to use my camp stove since my wife is making cookies in the kitchen and didn't want everything to taste like garlic.