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    BBQ and Bourbon

    Now I'm not usually one for whisky food combinations in the strict sense, as I most often am more like to pair food with wine or beer. But BBQ is my main exception to the rule. I make my own sauce from scratch and put in some bourbon while I'm sauteing the onions, garlic and jalapenos.
    While I'm earting I most often will pour a glass of good quality bourbon (on the rocks if I'm eating outside) and also have a glass of beer with my food. It's a great combination and if you've never tried it I highly reccommend it.

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    I am a BBQ nut...actually have the three day weekend off for the first time in I don't know how long. Time to catch up on some BBQ'ing, eating, and drinking!
    I enjoy a good beer with my BBQ, but while it is smoking away, I enjoy a nice pour of Bourbon. I was cooking a couple Butts a few weeks ago and I started them at about 4:30 AM. I had a neighbor who was heading out on a short vacation and he wanted to get a bottle of Bourbon as a gift for his uncle. Well it was only about 9:30 AM but heck I had been up for quite a while...and Bourbon goes so well with the nice Alder smoke...so we sampled a few bottles for breakfast. He settled on the Bookers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyBoston
    Now I'm not usually one for whisky food combinations in the strict sense, as I most often am more like to pair food with wine or beer. But BBQ is my main exception to the rule. I make my own sauce from scratch and put in some bourbon while I'm sauteing the onions, garlic and jalapenos.
    While I'm earting I most often will pour a glass of good quality bourbon (on the rocks if I'm eating outside) and also have a glass of beer with my food. It's a great combination and if you've never tried it I highly reccommend it.
    This sounds like a great combination for later today!

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    I decided to bring out my smoker this weekend and smoke up some babyback ribs. I marinaded them overnight in a mixture of water, salt, brown sugar, cayenne, chili powder, coriander, cumin, oregano, thyme, molasses, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, grey poupon, and a healthy dose of bourbon. The ribs came out great. The boubon was a great additive to the marinade. I'm going to try the same thing with some brisket soon.
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    Re: BBQ and Bourbon

    bbq and bourbon are siblings, and my favorite homemade bbq sauces
    are made with bourbon. I`ve tried many different bourbons in sauces.
    best stuff there is on pork butt
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    Post Re: BBQ and Bourbon

    I am also a major barbecue fanatic, but I enjoy my bourbon while I am cooking it or an hour or more after the meal. I have never enjoyed spirits with a meal. Beer, wine, iced tea, or soft drinks, but never liquor.

    If I am having a drink in a restaurant and they bring out food before I have finished it, I will not touch the food until the drink is done.

    That's just me.

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    What I really like with BBQ is either a brown zinfandel or a kentucky iced tea. And thanks to Tim for bringing both of these drinks to my attention.
    Tim

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    Re: BBQ and Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I am also a major barbecue fanatic, but I enjoy my bourbon while I am cooking it or an hour or more after the meal. I have never enjoyed spirits with a meal. Beer, wine, iced tea, or soft drinks, but never liquor
    I find this pretty much true for myself as well. I do enjoy a nice Bourbon while the cook is going on...just goes perfect with the smoke coming off the cooker. I can understand the cigar connection for some people, but BBQ smoke is as close as I think I will come to that. Maybe I can find a Cuban wood to use!
    I do enjoy a nice cool beer while eating, or a tall ice water.
    What kind of cookers do you guys use? I have a Large BGE w/guru and a WSM.
    I know I covet at times...but for me I think I am at my most relaxed content place when I have the family hanging out playing croquet, and I am sitting back on the deck downwind from the BBQ with a nice pour of Bourbon in my hand...makes me realize how really blessed I have been.
    Todd

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    Re: BBQ and Bourbon

    Here's one. I watched Fred Noe pour a whole bottle of Bookers over a grill full of thick pork chops, and then...light it on fire. It was deeelicious.

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    Re: BBQ and Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I am also a major barbecue fanatic,

    Tim
    Hey Tim,
    You ever eat at Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q in Gardendale?
    We were there in '04 and the ribs were awesome, they had Heineken on draft, I was in heaven.

 

 

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