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Root beer marinade

I am planing on marinading a whole ham in a root beer marinade for 3 days as the receipt calls for. What effect does the root beer and its acidity have on a ham before i ruin a $35 dollar ham. The receipt doesn't tell you this.
Thanks for the help


  • SGHSGH Posts: 22,677
    If you are from the Deep South like myself and like the taste of root beer it is actually a very good marinade. Just be sure that you like the taste of the root beer in question. Hope this helps my friend.

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  • HelmetHelmet Posts: 162
    Interesting idea, I might have to try this.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,874
    Used root beer for crock pot pulled pork, makes it sweet without being too sugary (if that makes any sense) Never marinated longer than a day in the fridge. 
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