Spritz/Mop advice for spareribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikeh, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. mikeh

    mikeh Smoke Blower

    I plan on doing 2 slabs this weekend and was wanting to try a spiced rum/apple juice spritz/mop.
    My question is what ratio should I use? Will be my first time using the rum.

    any advice would be appreciated


  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    3 to 1 applejuice to rum.
    Some do less, some more.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Bubba nailed mine exactly 3 parts juice 1 part rum
  4. mikeh

    mikeh Smoke Blower

    Appreciate the feedback, that sounds like a perfect starting point for me. And is it just those 2 ingrediants or are there other things that get put in that mix. Just want the next batch of ribs to be better than my last ones..

  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those guys were close... BOURBON ;{)
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here be what I use:

    Slaughterhouse Spritz

    8 oz Apple Cider
    6 oz Water
    4 oz Whiskey
    2 oz Cider Vinegar

    Gives a nice sheen an added taste.
  7. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    I use 50/50 apple juice and Captain Morgan. I cant taste it, probably cause I use a 75/25 crown and coke mix for me while cooking.
  8. jbchoice1

    jbchoice1 Smoking Fanatic

    amen, but my mix is 50/50 crown to coke
  9. irish fan

    irish fan Fire Starter

    My favorite mop is ;

    3 pts. apple juice
    3 pts. spiced rum
    Immediately take 2 pts.of rum mixture and drink them.
    10 to 12 Cold cans of Budweiser
    During smoking process consume the Budweiser until food is ready.

    This recipe for sucess has never failed me.
  10. carnuba

    carnuba Smoke Blower

    i did 50/50 last weekend

    wife and kids ate them so fast there weren't any left for me
  11. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I used old #7 and apple juice a few weeks ago 3/1 on ribs. Loved the mix comming from the sprayer. As for the ribs I couldn't tastse neither the jack or the apple they were still moist a tender. Though next time it's 50/50 to see if the flavors i'm looking for come out [​IMG]
  12. That sounds like a winner!
  13. davy

    davy Fire Starter

    That is the ONE !!!
  14. You guys got me wondering....I'm doing baby backs this weekend (my third attempt) and am thinking of marinating them overnight in apple juice, then doing the 2-2-1 thingamajig. And for the mop, how 'bout this? 50/50 apple juice and Cruzan Blackstrap rum. Should be plenty of flavor...whadda ya think? Am I crazy?

    Oh, by the way - while I wait for the ribs I'll be doing shots of the blackstrap washed down with a Smuttynose IPA. VERY hoppy. yum.
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm ya MIGHT be asking for a burn there. AWFUL lot-o-sugar in that mix. Consider some cider vinegar and that funky rum.

    Rum...ugh! Cured myself of that at 15...LOL!
  16. 1chaos52

    1chaos52 Smoke Blower

    My last batch of ribs was about 50/50 with fresh pressed apple juice and Pusser's Rum. Had a hard time using so much of that rum on food instead of drinking it, but it came out very nice. Just sweet enough yet with that oak like flavor that comes from that particular rum. They were the best ribs I have made to date.

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