Used this the other day on brisket and came out very good. Not sure its any better or worse than the original but it made use of some stuff on hand and made a smaller amount etc. Enough for two briskets.
3 cups water
1 cup leftover black coffee (or another cup of water if you dont have any coffee handy)
1 heaping Tablespoon of Better than Bullion Beef Base
1/2 cup Lea n Perrins Wooster sauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (no subs)
1 T. onion powder
1 T. garlic powder
2 T. butter
1 t. chili powder (Gebhardts)
1 t. MSG (optional I skip that nowadays)
2 t. Franks Hot Sauce
1/4 t. Frenchies prepared mustard
1/4 of a big bay leaf
black pepper and salt to taste
Bring to boil in a SS pot. Put on the lid and turn off the fire. Let it set overnight. Next day do what you want.