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Straight-up yellow mustard is traditionally used in South Carolina-style barbecue sauce, but if honey, Dijon or even beer mustard is more your thing, customize your sauce to your personal tastes. Check out the recipe after the jump!

Any fan of mustard should automatically gravitate towards a homemade South Carolina-style barbecue sauce recipe. Unlike its ketchup, molasses and even coffee-spiked brethren from around the country, Carolina sauce is mustard and vinegar-based. Because guess who settled there in the 18th century? Germans! Inventers of kraut and hardcore mustard enthusiasts, they would know about balancing fat and acid. This is great because we all know that the best barbecue, no matter which animal it came from, is rich, heavy, fatty and begging for a sharp bite.

Straight-up yellow mustard is traditionally used in South Carolina-style barbecue sauce, but if honey, Dijon or even beer mustard is more your thing, customize your sauce to your personal tastes. 

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