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Unread 10-27-2013, 12:30 PM   #21
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I usually spritz every hour, so only a couple times during the entire cook. I use a mixture of apple juice and guava nectar. I don't foil anymore, however, I've occasionally put in foil if my temp climbs a little too high, to keep them from drying out. This is more due to my inability to control temp rather than cooking technique. I then sauce them (light coat) about a half hour before I know I'm pulling them. I like the sweet stickiness created from the carmelization.

To answer your question, the spritzing doesn't really change flavor but what I'm using adds more sugar which I think carmelizes more. It may change the flavor a little but it certainly adds to the appearance in my opinion. Reading the other posts, I would agree that it doesn't change tenderness, other than keeping the skin moist.
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