As far as smoking meats, nothing is better than brisket. You gonna make a homemade BBQ sauce to go with it?
Honestly, probably not. This is my first brisket and I didn’t want to overthink anything. I have some decent sauces I can heat up and apply.
Seriously, homemade q sauce is really easy. Ketchup, vinegar and sugar is pretty much it. You can add butter spices, drippings, etc but it's really just tomatoes vinegar and sugar. Search up aaron franklin's recipes I like his espresso bbq one. Takes about 5 minutes to make. For the espresso I usually just french press some really fine ground beans but strong coffee would work too. I've also skipped that ingredient and it was still good.
Espresso Barbecue Sauce, by Aaron Franklin
Makes about 2 cups
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) freshly pulled espresso
Brisket drippings, for flavoring
Mix the ketchup, both vinegars, the soy sauce, garlic and onion powders, and sugar together in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, stir in the espresso, and then add the brisket drippings to taste. Let cool, then transfer to a jar, bottle, squeeze bottle, or however you want to store it. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.