Brisket Beer Mop

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
68 Calories
0g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 68
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 2g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful barbecue mop recipe will keep your brisket full of flavor and add moisture during the smoking process. Make a day ahead of time so the flavors can meld well. 


  • 1 12-ounce/350 mL beer
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL water
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL light oil (canola is good)
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat.

  2. Cook until thoroughly dissolved.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Mop over brisket ever hour until Brisket is cooked. Brisket will take 1 to 1 1/4 hours per pound in a smoker at about 225 degrees F/110 degrees C.

    Note: If you're making the sauce ahead of time, cool sauce completely and store in an air tight container for up to 5 days after preparation. Reheat in microwave for 1 minute to warm it slightly.  Use as directed above.

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