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Smoking With liquids

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by poorboykc, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. A newbie at this, wanted to smoke ribs with a liquid in with them, What could/should i use. Dont want to use water. Please help. Using a Rub also
  2. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I am not understanding the qustion, Are you talking about marinating the ribs, or injecting the ribs, or is your question about smoking the ribs using a liquid? Also what type of equipment are you using, and what type of ribs?
  3. just puting a basic rub on the ribs, didnt know i could use say orange juice or apple juice as my liquid to keep my ribs moist, or is there another way i should/could do this
  4. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I spray the ribs while cooking about every 45 mins or so. I use a mixture of apple juice, pickle juice, whiskey. I used to experiment with different liquids in the water pan, but the only thing I noticed was that the yard smelled real good.
  5. what does pickle juice do for your meat
  6. icemn62

    icemn62 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I don't know. Somebody told me the mix, and the food was good. I have not changed it since the ratios worked out.
  7. jlloyd99

    jlloyd99 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    We use apple juice when we foil the ribs using a 3-2-1 method. Once all we had was a apple/peach/grape cocktail juice and it was pretty good too. I'd say use any fruit juice that you have on hand and you'll enjoy the results.
  8. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    poorboy, if you're using a smoker with a water pan, you can put just about any liquid that you want in it from just plain h2o to some cheap brew to fruit juice. For mopping your ribs you can use any number of juices or combinations of liquids as suggested.

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