Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Review: Get Smoke and Bark and Defeat Dry Meat with These 3 Delicious Spritzes

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The Lowdown

The Meat Sweats BBQ Spritzes come in three flavors that describe the meats they’re specifically for — Bull Spritz, Hog Wash, and Bird Bath. I’ve been cooking with all three over the past couple of weeks, and the results have been fantastic. My only complaint is that I wish they would expand their line to offer even more spritz flavor options.

Overall
5

Pros

  • Simple to use and comes ready to cook in a reusable spray bottle
  • Three spritz flavor options that pair perfectly with the different types of meat
  • Helps cooks get a better bark and juicier meat

Cons

  • Limited spritz flavor options
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Anyone can smoke meat slow and low, but not all meats come out the same. The best pitmasters have their own secret methods of making juicy meats; often, a great spritz is the key to success. Three pre-made Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz flavors are available to help you achieve a big smokey bark that will impress the pickiest BBQ critics.

A spray bottle of the Bull Spritz flavor Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz

Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz was developed by two brothers who wanted to create an easy way to spritz BBQ to enhance smoke flavor, bark, and moisture content. Not only will you not have to mix up your own spritz, but Meat Sweats also comes in a spray bottle that’s ready to get cooking.

Having the option to have a mix ready to go is great, and the fact that it comes in a reusable bottle, ready to spray, makes Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz a great product; all you have to do is spritz the meat every thirty minutes once the bark begins to form.

The Meat Sweats BBQ Spritzes come in three flavors that describe the meats they’re specifically for — Bull Spritz, Hog Wash, and Bird Bath. I’ve been cooking with all three over the past couple of weeks, and the results have been fantastic. My only complaint is that I wish they would expand their line to offer even more spritz flavor options.

The Hog Wash spritz is designed to bring the best bark while keeping the meat moist and flavorful. I love to get a nice color on pork, and the bark really enhances the flavor. I smoked a rack of baby back ribs for the family and used the Hog Wash spritz to improve the final product.

The Hog Wash is made with apple juice, apple cider vinegar, distilled water, brown sugar, and salt. The taste is not very sweet and has a strong vinegar flavor. My rib recipe is pretty sweet, so I felt like this profile really enhanced my recipe.

A spray bottle of Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz in Hog Wash flavor next to a smoking rack of pork ribs.

The end result speaks for itself with the Hog Wash.

The dark-colored bark came out perfectly on these ribs, and it really did seal in the seasoning and enhanced the flavor; the meat was juicy and perfectly finished. I cannot wait to try Hog Wash on a pork butt and see how well it improves my pulled pork.

A rack of pork ribs cooked with Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Hog Wash.

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The Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bird Bath is the key to getting crispy skin on poultry; it is designed to work well with whole chickens, thighs, wings, breasts, turkey, and any other bird you are cooking. Bird Bath is made with apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, distilled water, hot sauce, and salt.

I found the flavor profile similar to the Hog Wash but slightly different to maximize the poultry flavor. I tried it out on two whole chickens, used my usual seasoning method, and began spritzing when the skin started to dry in the smoke.

The author using Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bird Bath on two whole chickens in a pit.

My results were fantastic. I cook a lot, but getting crispy chicken skin and juicy meat has always been my weak point. Not only was the skin crispy on these birds, but it had a beautiful color, and the taste was amazing. The meat was super juicy, and my boys made quick work of it, leaving only bones in no time.

Two whole chickens cooked with Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bird Bath.

While trying out the Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bull Spritz, I smoked a tri-tip. I prefer to serve tri-tip medium rare, so getting a nice bark is not always doable without using a reverse sear method.

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Bull Spritz is designed for anything beef and is made with distilled white vinegar, beef broth, distilled water, dark brown sugar, dark soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. The flavor profile is quite different than that of the Bird Bath and Hog Wash to better enhance the beef; it’s more of what I would call savory.

Spraying a beef tri-tip with Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bull Spritz in the pit.

As you can see, the tri-tip came out with beautiful color and was cooked to perfection. The Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bull Spritz definitely enhanced the flavors and helped keep the meat moist and juicy. As with the other test subjects, my teenage boys made quick work of the meat and gave it two thumbs up. Bull Spritz would be great on beef ribs and even brisket.

A beef tri-tip that was cooked with Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz Bull Spritz.

If you’re looking for better bark, deeper smoke, and juicer BBQ, you need to check out the Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz options. I have messed around with mixing my own spritzes, but there is a lot of trial and error involved in getting the right mix. The Meat Sweats BBQ Spritzs are ready to go, and they pair perfectly with the meats they are designed for; the best part is that they come in a reusable spray bottle, so they are ready to go!

Each spritz has its own unique flavor profile that enhanced my seasoning techniques so I could create even tastier BBQ; the bark on the pork and beef was dark and flavorful, and the chicken skin was crispy. Using Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz is a super simple way to up your BBQ game.

Meat Sweats BBQ Spritz retails for $10.99 each or all three flavors for $29.99; it is available directly from the manufacturer.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

What I Like: Simple to use and comes ready to cook in a reusable spray bottle; Three spritz flavor options that pair perfectly with the different types of meat; Helps cooks get a better bark and juicier meat

What Needs Improvement: Limited spritz flavor options

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About the Author

Travis Ehrlich
Travis is a high school teacher and coach in a small South Texas town. His love for gadgets began at a very early age, and he has been a cross between a jock and a geek for most of his life. He has two boys and a wonderful wife who lets him be a gadget freak. He is a Mac convert and has drank the whole pitcher of kool-aid! He is also an avid guitar player and loves the outdoors, especially hunting with both a bow and rifle.