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All-Purpose BBQ Mop

All-Purpose BBQ Mop

Keep up the moisture and the flavor by using my All-Purpose BBQ Mop on your next barbecue brisket or pork shoulder. It's well worth it!
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Course: Mops
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: Barbecue Mop
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup beer I recommend an ale
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1./2 tablespoons paprika not smoked
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes


  • Gently simmer all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, until salt has dissolved and the BBQ mop is warmed through. Cover, and let the mixture stand for 5 minutes before using.
  • Transfer mixture to a food-safe spray bottle, or keep in the saucepan if using a mop brush
  • After your smoked meats have had time to build a sufficient bark (generally after 2 hours of cooking time), Apply or spritz a thin layer of the mixture onto the meat every 2 hours until you wrap the meat.
  • Make the mop the day before, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and rewarm on your stovetop or microwave until warmed through. Use as directed above.