Whole Hog Baste

Based upon desired taste, the particular type of basting sauce used for pork depends upon where you live. My preference would be as follows:

1 qt. apple juice

1 qt. apple cider vinegar

1 C. salt

1/2 C. garlic powder (or granulated)

1/2 C. onion powder (or granulated)

1 C. Worcestershire sauce

1 C. light oil

1 T. ground thyme

1 t. black pepper

1/2 t. cayenne pepper (optional)

Simmer for 3-5 minutes.

If you are from Eastern N.C., use the apple juice, vinegar, salt as above and 1 t. cayenne.

If you are from S.C. add 1 c. prepared mustard.