Why do the marinade sauces do such wanders on BBQ meat?

That is because most of these marinade sauces contain acids. These acids act on the proteins in meat, helping them break down and become more tender. As the proteins break down, they leave space within the meat for flavor and moisture to seep in. Some acids that are usually found in marinades include the following:+ Buttermilk+ Coffee+ Cranberry juice+ Lemon/lime juice+ Vinegar+ Wine+ YogurtIf you would like some good marinade tips, drop us a line.