To Spritz or not to Spritz?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by devildog, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. devildog

    devildog Newbie

    What are the pros and cons to spritzing a Boston Butt? Do you get a better bark? Does it keep it from drying out? What's the good word.

    David
     
  2. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I spritz with apple juice and sometimes Makers Mark but mostly with apple juice only. IMO it does slightly help with moisture and leaves a sweeter bark. I also use mustard on Butts for bark.
     
  3. nick

    nick Meat Mopper

    DITTO to what Carpetride said!
     
  4. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I'm spritzing mine hourly, since it reached 100 degrees, with apple juice and Captain Morgan's spiced rum as Meowy suggested. 3 to 1 mix.
     
  5. daddio

    daddio Meat Mopper

    same here on the apple juice i try to hit em every hour or so.
     
  6. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    No cons I can think of[​IMG] Like everyone said, mix some applejuice and booze of choice be it, whiskey or rum and hit it every 1/2 to 1 hour.
     
  7. I don't spritz... Its on there for the duration untouched and un-looked-at (is that a word - I think not lol). The only thing I open the lid for is to do a quick meat temp check, and I don't bother checking for the first 75% of estimated cook time.

    I have spritz'd in the past and have not found that it made much of a difference, and I prefer a thick, chewy bark anyway.

    Burt [​IMG]
     
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Dave welcome to SMF. Stop bu the Roll Call forum and give a little intro post- Your experience, smoker type...etc.

    BTW I don't "spritz"- I MOP. It's more manly LOL!
     
  9. I lke to use 50/50 apple juice and Jim Beam Bourbon.
    That's how I roll.

    Dave
     
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh birds -o- a feather I guess we are! LOL! Cheers! \_/
     
  11. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mopping is manly? You must be a navy guy. ;)
     
  12. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nope... but c'mon "spritz" ?!? [​IMG]
     
  13. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    lol You're right about spritzing. Sounds like something a woman does when she's "not feeling fresh". Actually I've been "spraying" my butt with apple juice and rum. I guess thats a bit more manly. Right? [​IMG]
     
  14. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I don't spritz. I prefer to leave my smoker door closed and retain the heat.
     
  15. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup.. spraying good... hehehe~!
     
  16. teleburst

    teleburst Meat Mopper

    What are we, skunks? Or cats?
     
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We are DEVO! Silly guy! LOL...sigh such an 80's guy I am
     

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