Oh no, no apple juice

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alblancher, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Bout ready to foil the ribs and I forgot to pickup some apple juice at the jam packed Wall mart this morning. Not going out again so it's time to try something new. I have some blackberry juice in the pantry. Guess I'll give it a try. May dilute it 1/10 or 1/5 with water. May add a bit of honey to it.

  2. grillin_all_day

    grillin_all_day Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Or you could just use seasoned water if you don't want to use blackberry juice. You could make up a batch of your rub, throw it into a little water or something, or even dilute a little bit of cider vinegar in it as well.
  3. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Had that happen to me a few weeks back.. Used yoshida's and beer.... yummmmmm...
  4. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    do you have apple jelly? or seasoned water like the previous person said.
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good suggestions all,

    Think I'll dilute the blackberry juice with beer and add a bit of rub. I am usingvinegar in the sauce at the end so I'm going to wait on adding it now.


  6. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yep - the world will not end if there's no apple jiice in the house. lots of people also use pan drippings or whatever they were mopping with. just about any liquid will be fine, if you are foiling ribs - there are even a few who add no liquid at all and report fine results.

    you're only limited by your imagination! congratulations on thinking outside the apple-juice box![​IMG]
  7. bigdale

    bigdale Fire Starter

    I made ribs for my brother before he was deployed and forgot the applejuice myself but I had a half gallon of fruit punch in the refrigerator so I thought what the heck. I have not used apple juice since
  8. hmm Blackberry.. I would just put that on full strenght if it was me.. [​IMG]

  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Let us know how that works, you might have come up with something new.
  10. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I got desperate one weekend and drained the juice out of a jar of Marichino Cherries and used it a s a spritz. It was great.[​IMG] Only problem is ther aint a lot of juice in a jar.[​IMG]
  11. bigdale

    bigdale Fire Starter

    I always drain the juice out Marichino cherries... then I replace it with 151
  12. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    I've used straight beer when I don't have any AJ.
  13. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yall got me eyeing that big jug of Hawian Punch in the fridge.

    bigdale: Those would be quite the cherry's for a party!
  14. Last time I went to foil ribs I found that #1 son had drained all the AJ (1/2 gal. in one take) - all I had was some peach/mango juice.........turned out great!!
  15. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    GREAT line there!!!!!

  16. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    I used apple sauce one time. Left some pulp on the top that looked kind of funky but turned out alright.
  17. gregzee

    gregzee Smoke Blower

    Grape Juicy juice and pinneapple juice is really good in the foil.
  18. phil brown

    phil brown Fire Starter

    Canned goods to the rescue! It pays to have a cache of shelf-stable essentials for various reasons, and this is just another one. My pineapple juice comes in cans, and I'm sure apple does too. I'm going to start keeping a couple cans on hand for just such a smoking emergency.

    Of course, a six-pack in the fridge will generally solve any cooking liquid issues that come up.
  19. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    there are so many other things to use....just some butter and brown sugar would have been great..or pineapple juice, beer, jelly, ect...Pork takes to sO much stuff.

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