Applecider/Water?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by luckydog, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. luckydog

    luckydog Newbie

    What is the mixture ratio on the cider and water???I have read it somewhere and now can't find it..Doing a brisket in the morning..
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Water?  Why not add rum or brandy?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Use a good Bourbon neat.

    JC
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Tis the Season for fresh Cider....I like it straight up...Don't need no stinkin' water!...JJ
     
  5. smokinal

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

    Are you injecting it or putting it in the water pan?

    Either way the ratio is up to you, but if it were me, if your injecting it I would use straight apple cider with some of your rub mixed in. If your putting it in the water pan I really don't think you will notice any taste difference in the meat between using water or apple cider, or a combo of both.
     
  6. luckydog

    luckydog Newbie

    I'm using it just to spray on the brisket in between smoke. Do I boil the Apple cider? with half and half? Or just mix as is? Thanks.
     
  7. smokinal

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

    Just mix it. No need to heat it up.
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What Al said.

    Only thing I would add is if you're spraying it on the meat every so often, while smoking, I would heat it up to 200˚ or so.

    This will keep the meat from losing temp every time you spray it.

    Bear
     
  9. luckydog

    luckydog Newbie

    Thanks guys..
     
  10. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    I like to marniate in apple juice, salt, and brown sugar for 3-5 days before and then I boil about 2 cups of the mixture for 10 minutes and use that to baste with and/or I use natural juices to baste with.  I boil it just to kill any bacteria from the meat.  No need to boil cider unless you wanted to do a reduction.  At this point I would use apple juice but the sugar in it would make more clean up  (sticky).   I like to use brandy or apple beer too.  Everyone does something a little different but it all works.
     
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't spritz much any more.  Remember that every time you lift the lid you add about 20 minutes to a long smoke depending on your smoker.

    Having said that, taste your spritz.  Don't spritz with anything you wouldn't taste out of the bottle.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  12. swalker

    swalker Meat Mopper

    I use three parts apple cider and 1 part Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum...It makes a nice spritz...I use a gas GOSMS smoker, so don't

    worry about loosing too much temperature. Give it a try, the rum helps put on a good bark.

    Steve
     
  13. smokin vegas

    smokin vegas Smoking Fanatic

    That sounds fantastic!!!!  I am going to try that!!!!
     

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