Apple cider

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by froman524, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. froman524

    froman524 Fire Starter

    Has anyone used apple cider (not apple cider vinegar) for spraying on meat during the early part of a smoke to maintain moisture? I'm thinking it might impart a nice taste without the vinegar flavor, which my wife doesn't like.
  2. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always use apple cider or apple juice in my spritz bottles for pork or poultry. I often times mix it with cherry schnapps. I have read that alcohol helps break down the spices in the rub particularly coarse ground rubs. The sugars in the apple cider and schnapps help in forming a nice bark as well. I spritz about once a hour throughout the cook.

    For beef I use beef broth and whiskey.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2016

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