How to bottle your own BBQ sauce

So you thought baseball was the true American pastime? Think again. It’s all about barbecuing. And even more American? Making your own BBQ sauce and bottling it yourself!

At, we know the importance of good ole’ backyard BBQ. Here are some helpful tips to making your own special sauce and storing in a jar or bottle of your liking.

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For a basic BBQ sauce you will need:

2 cups ketchup
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup of thoroughly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons of yellow ballpark-style mustard
1 tablespoon of hot sauce
1 tablespoon of barbecue rub
Step 1: Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Step 2: Add the BBQ mixture to a medium sized sauce pan and gradually bring to boil over steady heat.
Step 3: For 10 to 15 minutes, let the rich mixture simmer under medium-low heat. The sauce should be obtaining flavor and thickness as it cools.
Step 4: The sauce is ready! Taste test to customize your very own BBQ sauce.

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Now the important part: Bottling the BBQ sauce

Step 1: We recommend our barbecue sauce with metal caps, however any glass bottles with our metal caps under Barbecue Sauce Bottles on will work.

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Step 2: Sanitize the container
Step 3: Fill the jars with ¼ of an inch left at the top of the bottle or jar. Seal the container tightly.
Step 4: Place the BBQ sauce bottles or jars into a large canner with at least one inch
of water. Leave them in boiling water for 35 to 40 minutes.

That’s it! Now you have bottled your very own, homemade BBQ sauce.

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Step 5: Remove the bottles from the boiling canner and let sit overnight. The bottles do not need to be refrigerated.

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