Non alcoholic brisket spray and mop

Discussion in 'Beef' started by reflect, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Hi,

    I have a couple of AA members coming over for dinner this weekend. I normally spray my brisket with 3 part apple juice and 1 part bourbon.

    Any suggestions for a non alcoholic spray and mop?

    TIA,

    Brian
     
  2. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i have always been told the alcohol cooks out. you can make it without the alcohol. i make mine out of apple juice, and the stuff i put in my rub. sometimes i add beer and sometimes i don't.
     
  3. pyre

    pyre Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    You could use just about anything. I've mopped with plain old apple juice before, or pineapple juice. I've heard of guys mixing cola with their apple juice and mopping with that. Or worchestershire, soy, etc.
     
  4. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Yeah, I heard the alcohol burns off also. Hoqwever I still thought it was a bad idea in lieu of.

    Sounds good. I will go with Apple juice and then add the spices I use on the brisket.

    Take care,

    Brian
     
  5. mrgrumpy

    mrgrumpy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    NC
    Apple juice.... that is all I use.

    I have a couple of times put a couple of beef bouilon cubes in and dissolved them. Can't say that it made much difference.

    If they are AA, I would stay away from the alcoholic juices, there could be a taste, and shove them over the edge.... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Bill
     
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brian, you can't go wrong adding some of the rub you use on the brisket to the apple juice-that's the route that I go with my mops/sprays.

    A quick hint- I heat up the apple juice and then add my rub and give it a stir and then let it sit until the spices desolve. I then strain everything through a coffee filter before pouring it into my spray bottle. If you just add the rub to the juice in the spray bottle, the feed tube has a tendency to clog up on you when the larger bits of spices get sucked up.
     
  7. reflect

    reflect Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Thank you both for the replies.

    Last question...How often do you spray/mop?

    TIA,

    Brian
     
  8. pyre

    pyre Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    At least once per hour, sometimes once every 30 minutes, or whenever I need to tend to the fire.
     
  9. mrgrumpy

    mrgrumpy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    NC
    I second that. I spray just enough that it doesn't run off.... almost, but not quite....

    And remember, if you are looking, you ain't cooking...... the longer you take, the cooler the chamber gets, and the longer it will take.... so be quick.... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Bill
     

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