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Oh no, no apple juice

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Bout ready to foil the ribs and I forgot to pickup some apple juice at the jam packed Wall mart this morning. Not going out again so it's time to try something new. I have some blackberry juice in the pantry. Guess I'll give it a try. May dilute it 1/10 or 1/5 with water. May add a bit of honey to it.

post #2 of 19
Or you could just use seasoned water if you don't want to use blackberry juice. You could make up a batch of your rub, throw it into a little water or something, or even dilute a little bit of cider vinegar in it as well.
post #3 of 19
Had that happen to me a few weeks back.. Used yoshida's and beer.... yummmmmm...
post #4 of 19
do you have apple jelly? or seasoned water like the previous person said.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Good suggestions all,

Think I'll dilute the blackberry juice with beer and add a bit of rub. I am usingvinegar in the sauce at the end so I'm going to wait on adding it now.


post #6 of 19
yep - the world will not end if there's no apple jiice in the house. lots of people also use pan drippings or whatever they were mopping with. just about any liquid will be fine, if you are foiling ribs - there are even a few who add no liquid at all and report fine results.

you're only limited by your imagination! congratulations on thinking outside the apple-juice box!points.gif
post #7 of 19
I made ribs for my brother before he was deployed and forgot the applejuice myself but I had a half gallon of fruit punch in the refrigerator so I thought what the heck. I have not used apple juice since
post #8 of 19
hmm Blackberry.. I would just put that on full strenght if it was me.. icon_smile.gif

post #9 of 19
Let us know how that works, you might have come up with something new.
post #10 of 19
I got desperate one weekend and drained the juice out of a jar of Marichino Cherries and used it a s a spritz. It was great.icon_mrgreen.gif Only problem is ther aint a lot of juice in a jar.icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 19
I always drain the juice out Marichino cherries... then I replace it with 151
post #12 of 19
I've used straight beer when I don't have any AJ.
post #13 of 19
Yall got me eyeing that big jug of Hawian Punch in the fridge.

bigdale: Those would be quite the cherry's for a party!
post #14 of 19
Last time I went to foil ribs I found that #1 son had drained all the AJ (1/2 gal. in one take) - all I had was some peach/mango juice.........turned out great!!
post #15 of 19
GREAT line there!!!!!

post #16 of 19
I used apple sauce one time. Left some pulp on the top that looked kind of funky but turned out alright.
post #17 of 19
Grape Juicy juice and pinneapple juice is really good in the foil.
post #18 of 19
Canned goods to the rescue! It pays to have a cache of shelf-stable essentials for various reasons, and this is just another one. My pineapple juice comes in cans, and I'm sure apple does too. I'm going to start keeping a couple cans on hand for just such a smoking emergency.

Of course, a six-pack in the fridge will generally solve any cooking liquid issues that come up.
post #19 of 19
there are so many other things to use....just some butter and brown sugar would have been great..or pineapple juice, beer, jelly, ect...Pork takes to sO much stuff.
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