I've been smoking for about a year now and love it so far (and so do my family and friends). I have a big football party coming up in a few weeks and want to make a few BBQ sauces ahead of time so it's just one less thing to worry about as I'm busy smoking the meat for the party.
My question is how long can the sauces be stored in the fridge before the party? I'm not looking to sell them or give them to anybody...simply to use at the party. Looking to make 4-5 different kinds of sauces a couple weeks ahead of time. I read about botulism and pH levels and all that good stuff, but from my understanding that seemed to be more for folks who are selling the stuff or canning for long-term storage. Do I have to worry about that if I'm just keeping these in the fridge for 2-3 weeks max? All the sauces I've made in the past were used right away with whatever I was smoking, so I never had to worry about storing them.
Thanks in advance for any advice.