Cider Brine Recipe for Pork

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by chrome smoker, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Cider Brine Recipe for Pork

    This pork brine recipe makes enough for 3 to 4 pounds of pork chops, or country style ribs, or pork steaks, or pork get the idea!

    • 1 quart apple cider
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
    • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
    • 2 teaspoon fresh basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    Stir all ingredients together until sugar is completely dissolved. After marinating pork for 4 to 6 hours, remove and drain well.

    The brined pork can now go to either the grill or the smoker.

    If you're grilling, cook over medium-high direct heat for just long enough on each side to give the meat a bit of brown crust, then transfer to the cool part of the grill and cook with indirect heat until done.

    Would you prefer your apple cider brine pork smoked? (I know I would!) Hickory, apple and cherry wood make for some great smoke flavor here. Keep your smoker at 225-250 degrees.

    If it's thick pork chops or a nice pork loin you're doing, bring the internal temp just up to 155 degrees - a nice medium level of doneness  
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  2. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Looks like a great recipe.. I will have to give it a try for sure!
  3. fpnmf

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  4. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Copy that houston...we read you loud and clear!!!
  5. Found it online..... Haven't tried it myself but thought I'd share it   


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