Here's how to make a simple Bavarian style beer mustard:
- 1/2 cup whole brown mustard seed
- 1 cup beer, ambers, browns, or pale ales work best
- 1 cup dry mustard
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine mustard seed and beer in a medium glass or plastic bowl (nothing metal!) and let stand overnight. Transfer mixture to a food processor or blender and blend until almost smooth (mustard will be grainy). Add the dry mustard, sugar, and salt; blend well.
Place in a jar with tight-fitting lid. Age in a cool dark place 2 to 8 weeks. Store in a cool dark place.
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Below are a few pictures I took during the process. Please let us know if you have a favorite homemade mustard recipe, especially if it's a beer recipe.
For jars, I sanitized some small canning jars I had around the house. These are pint sized, and I simply boiled them in water for 10 minutes.
Here is what the seeds look like after soaking them in beer overnight:
And this is the consistency of the mustard after grinding it in my food processor: