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Unread 01-24-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Homemade bbq sauce shelf life

Hey all, I made some homemade bbq sauce, and was wondering how long it will last in the fridge. Any ideas?

The main ingredients are ketchup, vinegar, fresh garlic, fresh jalapenos, sugar and spices. I brought it all to a boil, reduced heat and simmered for 45 minutes.
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I think this is a tough call, since you don't really have a chemical analysis, I would probably treat it like any fresh food, maybe a week in the fridge. I would bet it starts to lose flavor and texture before that.
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I used to use fresh garlic and onion in my BBQ sauce, but my thunking was that I could improve the shelf life by using granulated instead. I have no idea if this theory is correct, but the shelf life of all the individual ingredients in my BBQ sauce is months, so I just assume I'm better off.

Having typed this, I went downstairs and read through some of the BBQ sauce recipes in Paul Kirk's "Championship Barbeque Sauces" and noticed a trend. If a recipe called for all dry spices, he states it will "keep for several weeks in an airtight container". If a recipe had any organic ingredient like fresh onion, garlic or lemon juice, he stated it will keep for "up to two weeks". This kind of confirms my theory, at least according to Paul Kirk.
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It all depends on the pH of the product. Do some research on that and you'll get some good info. It would pay to have the chemical work up so you can adjust pH or add a additive to preserve. Maybe think about pressure canning it.
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The shelf life on mine is about 3 days, of course I have 4 kids and all their friends that frequent my fridge.
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