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Top 10 Brisket Mop Recipes

The Best Recipes to Mop your Brisket


From the earliest days of barbecue, the best way to keep smoked meats from drying out was with a mop. A mop is a thin sauce that is applied while smoking. This creates a layering of flavor and helps to prevent the meat from drying out. A good brisket mop should have a bit of acid and oil, like a marinade, and a healthy dose of flavor. With a good brisket mop you might not need a sauce.

A mop is added as you smoke. The more you mop the greater the layers of flavor. It is important to apply thin layers, but not to mop too frequently or the flavor might become overpowering.

1. Brisket Beer Mop

This flavorful barbecue mop recipe will keep your brisket full of flavor and add moisture during the smoking process. Remember to get the mop on the meat and don't worry about the fat.

2. Best Odds Brisket Mop

This is your best bet for a great mop for a smoked beef brisket. The mixture of oil, vinegar and beer will keep the meat tender and flavorful while smoking process. Remember to apply the mop every 2 hours.

3. Holy Smoke Basting Sauce

This is a good, simple basting sauce or mop, for large cuts of meat. If you don't need this much, cut the recipe down by half.

4. Texas Hillbilly Mop Sauce

Paul Williams sent me this fantastic mop recipe that works well on beef and pretty much anything else. This mop has no sugar so you don't have to worry about it burning.

5. Barbecue Beef Mop

This great beefy mop can be used on any cut of beef, whether you are smoking or grilling, but it is especially good on brisket.

6. Bourbon Mop

This is a great sweet barbecue mop and works particularly well with beef. It's a perfect mop for smoked brisket.

7. Guinness Brisket Mop

Here is another delicious brisket beer mop for you to try. This mop pulls in the deep, rich flavor of a dark stout beer, which gives it a wonderfully unique flavor.

8. Everything Basting Sauce

This versatile sauce can be used on any recipe that calls for a basting sauce or mop.

9. Walter Jetton's Mop for all Barbecue Meats

This recipe is exactly the way Water Jetton wrote it down. I modified the instructions a little because he calls for you to make the "bone stock" yourself and most people ask me what exactly "bone stock" is. If you are a stickler for authenticity, then get a couple of "good stout beef bones," and boil them until you have a good stock. On another note, this recipe makes a gallon of mop, you might want to reduce the recipe so there wont be as much.

10. Achiote Mop

This is a rich, flavorful mop that adds a little heat into whatever you are cooking. The vinegar will tenderize the meat, while the achiote paste adds spicy flavor.
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