Mopping is a barbecue basting method that helps to keep meat moist during cooking. A BBQ mop is the tool you use - it quite literally looks like a miniature version of a kitchen mop! The fibers are designed to hold a lot of sauce. The mop is dipped into the sauce, and then the sauce is in turn mopped onto the meat. Why bother with a mop? It's just a matter of preference, but mops do hold a lot of liquid so you don't have to spend a lot of time basting. This article is about how to use apple cider vinegar for a bbq mop - simple ways to spruce up a quick recipe for added flavor.
First, a few things to remember:
Using apple-cider vinegar as a base for BBQ mop sauce:
... BUT commercial barbecue sauces tend to contain a lot of sugar which burns easily on the BBQ. If you are cooking at temperatures above 265 degrees Farenheit (approximately), you might want to re-think using a sugary sauce as it may burn and smoke (and not in a good way).
Mop the meat about every 30 to 45 minutes or so (assuming you're cooking 'low and slow'), or aim for a minimum of 3 to 4 times. As you can see, using an apple cider vinegar sauce as a BBQ mop really isn't hard to do... it just takes a little experimenting with flavors!