Dare I say......... Liquid smoke!

Started by Captainslug, August 24, 2010, 05:20:24 PM

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Is there a ratio or rule of thumb for the amount of Liquid Smoke to add to a dish if you cant smoke it.  I'm having my knee scoped tomorrow and I want to make some baked beans on Friday and I would like to know how much of the Liquid Smoke to add to have a subtle but smokey taste to them. 

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Hope everthing goes good tomorrow and you are back getting some real smoke soon.


Good luck with the knee.

That stuff is pretty concentrated, I would start with a teaspoon or two and taste it, adjust as needed.

I would go light, there is no "undo" button.
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Good luck with the knee - no fun 'cept for the meds.   ;D

The rule is "to taste".  Just start easy and sneak up on it.
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I've use liquid smoke lots of times, mostly with jerky that was destined to go into a dehydrator.   It works well.   Go very light.   It doesn't take much.   


It will be about a half gallon or just slightly more of home made baked beans.   Would a teaspoon be too much?   ???

Thanks for all the well wishes!   :)
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I'd start light 1/2 tsp and taste as you go, that stuff is a might bit powerfull
good luck on your scope, hope all comes out well


1 tsp is standard for the jerky recipes I have seen and they are only using about 1.5 cups of liquid.  Leftcoast has a great suggestion in using 1/2 and creep up on it.
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Hi CS,

I agree - go light on the stuff at first.  Let it cook in and taste it along the way.  You can always add more.

There's a recipe for baked beans in this post from "Smoke some":  http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=15529.0

I've done it a couple times and it was a real hit.  It might give you a couple of ideas.
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