apple juice rib spray?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by yoyohomieg5432, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. i see a lot of people use apple juice as a spray.  will using apple juice flavor the meat? i don't really like apple flavored ribs.

    if it doesn't flavor, should i just use straight up apple juice or do i mix with something else?

    if it does flavor, what else can i use as a spray?
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It depends on how often you spray the ribs.

    Once every hour will help keep the ribs moist and the apple flavor will be very subtle.

    You could dilute with water to keep the flavor to a minimum.

    I'm sure someone will be along to give you more options.

    Good luck
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Yeah, I dilute mine with Makers Mark. [​IMG]
  4. or Captain Morgan.
  5. Coca-Cola is pretty good too.
  6. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My 2 favorites, if you don't like apple flavor try another fruit juice like pineapple juice.

    You can sub the Apple Cider Vinegar with red wine vinegar.

  7. Whenever I'm smoking, I find myself with a beer in hand, so I go half & half apple juice & beer. BTW Guiness spray on beef ribs is pretty good.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Just about any liquid will work if you are trying to keep them moist.
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You can see that there is no end to the things people spritz with.  Then again some people don't spritz at all.  Many add a little of their spritz or other liquid when they foil.  Many don't foil at all.

    You are going to have a lot of fun experimenting and seeing exactly what you like!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. swalker

    swalker Meat Mopper

    I read where some used Jack Daniels and apple juice as a spritz...I use Captain Morgan's spiced Rum...1 part Captain Morgan's  to 3 parts apple juice. Since Rum is made from sugar, it makes since that it will produce a nice bark...Just my .02 cents...I smoke mostly with Hickory...I don't think the apple juice does anything for flavor..No more than Mustard does...But it does help from the meat drying out...Once again my experience...I smoke alot, too...LOL...

  11. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Personally apple juice and myers rum. 
  12. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    do what you want its all good
  13. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Even if you don't do it.  LOL
  14. I spray with cola, Apple, and white vinegar (a dash)

    Nice bright sweet flavor against smoke.
  15. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Lol comment on 6 year old post. 😎
    I'm using water with some of the rub in it a couple times for pork. Or nothing
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
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