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What do you think about marinating ribs in juice?

BabyBoomBBQBabyBoomBBQ Posts: 702
edited 5:50AM in EggHead Forum
I've been reviewing my rib experiments from the last few years & came across a BBQ Bible recipe that calls for marinating ribs in apple juice. It did come out quite good, but I wanted to see what you all thought about the practice. Since that time, I've settled into the simple dry rub & leave alone until done method. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. :-)


  • BabyBoomBBQ,[p]I've done some in grape fruit juice and were pretty good.[p]Keep smokin, Dana
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,020
    BabyBoomBBQ,[p] I've tried ribs marinated with various juices and or wine in the mix. None have come out bad. Since getting te Egg, I've moved more towards rubs because the ribs don't seem to need the bit of extra moisture that marinades give.[p]I came across a mention that (supposedly) cowboys marinated their briskets in lime juice. I tried that with one. My recollection is that the result was perhaps a tiny bit more tender and that the citrus flavor was rather faint by the end.[p]gdenby

  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Allright, I am about to give up the ONLY BBQ secret I have ever had. For years I have marinaded (correct term Stike?) ribs in a 50/50 mixture of mojo sauce and lime juice. It gives them a great twist. Go ahead and add the rub of your choice after the marinade time and try one without sauce the first time. I usually end up saucing about 1/2 because some of my family always wants sauce. Hope you like iit.

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