I'm smoking my first pork butts for Thanksgiving, so with friends and family involved these have to be good haha!!! I've done ribs several times, usually go with an apple juice and Jack Daniels 50/50 mix for my spritz with some sprinkled on brown sugar about half way through. Love the bark, and no one complains about my ribs.
First question: What's the main difference in flavor between apple juice and apple cider? I would assume apple juice is sweeter and the cider imparts more apple flavor.
My plan is to inject the pork butt with Apple juice/cider, cider vinegar, Bourbon, Worcestershire, brown sugar, ceyenne pepper, and mustard powder.
Second question: Can you mop/spritz with the same stuff you inject with? I thought about using the injection liquid as a spritz, but adding a little bit of maple syrup to the top about midway for a nice sweet bark.
Am I doing too much?