Tired of Dry Barbeque?

When you’re grilling or smoking, moisture is crucial. The last thing you want is to dry out an expensive cut of meat, so to prevent this I use a baste.  I apply it with a mop about every hour on long cooks or at every turn when grilling over high heat. Use an inexpensive bbq mop and give the outside a quick “mopping” with the baste.  This prevents the outside from becoming dry and it also adds another layer of flavor to your finished product.  Here’s a recipe that I use in BBQ competitions:

Baste Mop

Championship BBQ Baste Recipe

1 cup Apple Juice
1/4 cup Garlic Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Water

Pour all ingredients into container. Shake well and keep refrigerated.

This is a simple recipe, but it will help to keep your meat moist, flavorful and also help you to build a nice bark on your bbq.

About Malcolm (the Author)

For over a decade now Malcom Reed has been competing in barbecue competitions... and it didn't take long for this hobby to develop into a full-blown addiction. After being inspired by the comradery and brotherhood of the sport, Malcom developed HowToBBQRight.com, a website devoted to sharing BBQ techniques and promoting the Competition BBQ Lifestyle. Through his cooking team, The Killer Hogs, and his barbecue business, Malcom is a constant student of 'Que... and his goal is to and his goal is to share his knowledge and passion with everyone.