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Smoking Fanatic
Original poster
Apr 13, 2010
Central Illinois
I know most bbq sauces get simmered for a bit.  How long does this need to be.  I just did my first ever batch of sauce and used Jeff's recipe.  I did simmer it for a little while even though the directions didn't say to.  Was I supposed to?  If I was, how long should it simmer?


Master of the Pit
Aug 4, 2009
should be alot of different replies on this one, im curious too but i would say ten to fifteen minutes to blend together would be all you want.


Master of the Pit
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Jun 5, 2009
Portland, OR
Minimum amount of time is just long enough to melt any sugars and salt and incorperate all the flavors. After that you can simmer longer to change the thickness. Sometimes if I get to much liquids in I simmer for a half hour or so till it reduces down and thickens up a bit.  But basically after the first five minutes or so you have all the flavors fairly well combined - also if you go longer make sure you  reduce the heat, otherwise you burn the sugars in the sauce.


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Mar 12, 2009

Yea what Johnny said. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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