apple juice or cider

Discussion in 'Pork' started by links16877, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. links16877

    links16877 Newbie

    i have read about puting apple juice on pork but but what about cider for puting on it why i smoke it
     
  2. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    SURE! I've used apple cider, you can get really fresh stuff now! I've also heated some up with some apple butter to make like a gravy and put that on as a glaze and then used it as a "gravy". It's excellent.
     
  3. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can't imagine why you could not use it. I love a good cider (you mean the alcoholic ciders right?) Find one that suits your taste and you will be set. I think a dry cider would be tasty.
     
  4. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I"ve used cider and the results were good. The only thing is make sure there's no pulp in it or it'll clog the sprayer. And make sure it's fresh for the best flavor. Pork and chicken are very accepting to flavores. I've use mango, peach, lime, lemon, guave etc.. You can by 12oz cans of it in the ethnic section of the supermarket.
     
  5. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always think of the "HARD" ciders when someone says cider. What are you meaning?
    I apologize if I mistook your question.
     
  6. links16877

    links16877 Newbie

    a soft cider just got some from nebraska city for all yall in neb know what im talking about :) mmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  7. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Vlap, I'm with you, I like hard cider. I think the best compromize is, spritz the meat with soft cider, and spritz your self with the hard stuff. [​IMG][​IMG] Terry
     
  8. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds about right! I've actually never had hard cider, with what the soft cider does to me I'd be afraid to be out some place drinking it!
     
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those hard ciders can sneak up on ya. Lucky for me they are too sweet to have very many. I may have to grab a 6 of them tonight. Been a while.
     
  10. foozer

    foozer Meat Mopper

    I found a bottle of blackberry brandy in the back of the Liquor cabinet. I don't know how long it has been there, I would imagine it has aged 3 or 4 years. Any thoughts about using that as a spritzer on a Boston Butt or any meat for that matter?
     
  11. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would think that it would be tasty. We did a blackberry vanilla bbq sauce at work that was VERY tasty.
    Give it a shot and let us know.
     
  12. ted

    ted Fire Starter

    I use hard cider for my ribs. I saw a recipe that called for cider and a shot of Jack Daniels and because I have hard cider, I just use that. Today I am smoking ribs and am going to use a hard cherry cider instead of the apple cider. I'm thinking this should prove very interesting, we shall see!!
     
  13. jocosa

    jocosa Meat Mopper

    Hey Ted! Got a recipe for the hard cherry cider? Sounds like it would be the bomb on ribs... [​IMG]
     
  14. ted

    ted Fire Starter

    Unfortunately I dont!! The Hard Cider and Hard Cherry Cider were given to me as gifts and when pressed for info, the fella that gave these to me said they were family recipes and hed have to kill me if he told me! LOL
     
  15. I use blackberry brandy in my chicken/turkey brine. It gets all through the bird and leaves a real smooth taste to it. I just may try it with some apple juice as a spritz. It doesn't leave a real sweet taste, it's just... smooth, not overwhelming. I wouldn't use a lot in any mix, mebbe 3 parts apple juice to one part brandy. I would imagine that ANY fruit flavored brandy would be good on meat. Hey! Just think about how many flavored Schnapps we have available are out there! Mint chicken.....? Hmmm.....
     

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