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nic18906



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01 13 10:52 pm    Post subject: Vinegar Question Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I have tried making my own sauce a few times and it always seems to come out to me as very vinegary.
The recipe I used is as follows:
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbl brown sugar
2 Tbl worcestershire sauce
1 Tbl cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp mustard powder
dash of chipotle chile powder
salt to taste
Mix in a sauce pan on medium heat. Bring it to a simmer. Then take it off the heat and allow to cool before serving.

I was wondering should I add less vinegar or is there some way to tone down the vinegar? Also is there a kind of vinegar that is preferred in sauces over others?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02 13 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut it out completely or reduce it.

I use apple cider vinegar, or rice wine vinegar.

You can also increase the salt and sugar, that can adjust upwards to counter the acid of the vinegar.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03 13 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find if you simmer the sauce for a while it does reduce the vinegar effect. Personally, I like that in a BBQ sauce so for me I tend to add a wee bit when the sauce has cooled.. But that is just me.

You can sub the vinegar for apple juice or pretty much any juice you like.

Looking at that recipe I think it would be too Worchestershirey.. Laughing
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nic18906



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03 13 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ezzy and Roxy, thanks for the replies. I'll try simmering the sauce a little bit more and tweaking some of the other ingredients see what my results are. If I like how it comes out I'll post it to forums.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26 13 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try using white distilled vinegar
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04 15 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't simmer it, just warm it up. The warming seems to meld the flavors. Ketchup and W sauce contain vinegar. Taste it as you go and adjust it as necessary. Maybe increase the sugar, that should tame it.
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