Brisket Beer Mop

  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups sauce (6 portions)
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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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

1. Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan over low heat. Cook until thoroughly dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes. 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.

2. If making 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.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 68
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 423 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)