A refinement of my BBQ sauce experiments. You can make hotter by adding more Dave’s Insanity, if you dare!

The result is a rich tomato flavored sauce, slightly sweet and smokey with a little bite.


  • 1 Cup Catsup (remember, no high fructose corn syrup allowed!)
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Soy sauce
  • 6 Oz India Pale Ale (or other beer of your choice, I recommend an ale)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp spicy paprika
  • 2 tsp Dave’s Insanity (WARNING: Very Hot, don’t use unless you know what you’re doing!)
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Put all ingredients in a medium sauce pot.
  • Warm over low heat. Don’t allow to boil, or the sauce will get bitter.
  • Allow to warm for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This is so all the solids dissolve into the sauce.
  • If sauce is the consistency you want, use/bottle now, if you want it thicker, you can continue to warm it until it reduces more. To make it thinner, add more India Pale Ale.