Originally Posted by Brian in Maine
Let us know what you think of the sauce.
Made it to today and I really liked the overall flavor. The liquid smoke wasn't too pronounced, and there was nice balance of sweet/sour/heat.
However, when I saw the amount of dried thyme I kind of cringed, as I'm not a huge fan of dried thyme unless it's mixed with some other dried herbs (like in a canjun spice blend).
I love fresh thyme but I find dried to be a litle overpowering, but that's just a personal preference. I went with the amount in the recipe and it was too much for me. It's still winter so I didn't have any fresh thyme growing, but next time I will use fresh thyme and let it simmer for a bit to infuse the flavor (or use just use about 1/4 of the amount of dried).
That's an easy tweak though, and as I stated it's more of a personal thing, I'm just really sensitive to the taste of it. I'll be making this again for sure!