Sweetwater Spice Ancho & Chipotle Brisket Brine
ANCHO Y CHIPOTLE BRISKET BATH BRINE
Blending the earthiness of smoked Ancho chilies and the smokey heat of Chipotle Chilies with the sweetness of Apple Juice, Tamarind, and Brown Sugar, this barbecue centric brine concentrate accentuates the flavor of beef while producing tender, juicy brisket.
When smoking brisket for long periods of time, meat runs the risk of drying out. Brining provides a margin for error by helping the meat hold on to its natural juices longer and at higher temperatures, marinades do not.
For an excellent bark, strain the used brine through a mesh colander to catch the spices in the brine. Re-apply these as a wet rub prior to smoking.
For normal brining, we recommend 1 hr per lb for brining time. Instructions are on the bottle.
For Injecting brisket or butt, dilute the brine 6:1 (six parts water, one part brine) for competition injecting.
For braising brisket, dilute the brine 7:1 to use as a braising liquid or in the slow cooker.
For vacuum tumbling or brining times longer than 1 hour per pound, dilute 6:1.
All of our brines are naturally fat free, gluten free, and contain no flavors, colors, or preservatives.