View Single Post
Unread 09-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #53
ChicagoSizzlin
Full Fledged Farker
 
ChicagoSizzlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-13-10
Location: Lockport,IL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chachahut View Post
Two basic reasons for a long simmer...

1. The longer you cook a high sugar sauce, the deeper the flavor as the sugar caramelizes.

2. Reducing the sauce. Long simmers will drive out some of the water/liquid making for a thicker sauce.

I simmer my house sauce & high sugar sauces for a couple hours. My mustard or hot sauces only go for 1/2 hour.

Thanks Frank! One of the problems I was having was some sauce being too thin. Next batch will have to extend my cooking times.
__________________
1 - 22.5 OTG
1 - 18.5 OTS
Maverick ET-7

Proud Owner of a UDS & UDG

My UDG - Ugly Drum Grill

Member of the Drumhead Club
ChicagoSizzlin is offline   Reply With Quote