when doing a shoulder...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ralphbrown05, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. ive read alot of people spritzing a shoulder with apple juice or something that has an apple taste, but would it be a smart thing to put apple juice in the water pan until it boils out then put water in it...just a thought that i had..not sure if its been asked before..this is my second post on the form..

    thanks and happy smoking
  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i don't put anything but water in my pan........but then again i don't spritz my butts either. i'm sure i am in the minority but others will chime in soon.
  3. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    I use apple juice in all of my pans!!
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You wouldn't really pick up much flavor from using it in your pan. Spritzing is for flavor but more than that it also helps to keep the meat or the bark from getting too dry.
  5. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lately, I've been using pineapple juice mixed with a little Capt. Morgans as a spritz...In the pan just plain old water and a couple fresh cut rosemary sprigs.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always use water in my water pan and spritz with apple juice and cidar vingar.
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dont spritz, or use anything but water in the water pan....

    I inject... [​IMG]
  8. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    I have a 40" MES, and I use water in the pan, I use Apple Juice for spritzing or 1/2 apple juice and 1/2 pineapple juice with 1/4cup of Capt Morgan, or just use the a&p juice, spritz once every hour
  9. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    I don't use apple juice in my water pan anymore because I don't think it added to the taste at all. I tried once without it and it tasted the same so I don't waste the juice now. I do spritz every hour with apple and pineapple juice.

    I do put a water, a little minced garlic, and an old beer in my water pan. I don't think it changes the flavor of the meat, but I enjoy smelling it when I sit out to enjoy the smoke.

    Try it both ways, it wont hurt anything and make a decision that works for you.

    Keep somkin...
  10. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Not much flavor is going to be carried by the steam. Certainly not enough to flavor the surface of the meat.

  11. I use water in my pan and a hand full of sea salt, then I spritz with Tang. To each his own, but don't knock it till you try it.

Share This Page