Injecting pork butt with apple cider vinegar?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by finsfree, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    A buddy of mine tells me that injecting a pork butt with apple cider vinegar is really good.

    I would like to get a second opinion on this or even some ideas on what to inject it with?

    I'll be smoking this butt tomorrow at 5am.

    Just wanted to try something new. I have never injected a butt before.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You better REALLY LOVE Vinegar if you plan to inject straight AC Vinegar. The finished product will be quite sour. Many whom inject mix Apple Juice/Cider with AC Vinegar. I would start with 3 to 1 and adjust from there. You can also add Brown Sugar, Molasses, Herbs and Spices, or some of your Rub, bring to a boil, strain through a Coffee Filter, cool to at least 40°F and inject...JJ
  3. Yes the Chef has it right, straight cider vinegar, wow, sour or what.  I do as he says, apple juice and cider vinegar about 80% apple juice.  Adds a wonder flavour, do I inject, sometimes, but mostly just marinade, depending on the piece of meat, 24 hours to 10 days.

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  4. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    Gotcha, don't use straight AC vinegar.

    What about a dipping sauce using apple cider vinegar?
  5. Why don't you look up an eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce, see how you like it.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I got that covered...JJ

    JJ's Finishing Sauce

    2C Apple Cider Vinegar

    2T Worcestershire Sauce or more to taste

    1/4C Brown Sugar

    1T Smoked Paprika

    2 tsp Granulated Garlic

    2 tsp Granulated Onion

    2 tsp Fine Grind Black Pepper

    1 tsp Celery Salt

    1 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Chipotle powder. Add more if you like Heat.

    1/2 tsp Grnd Allspice

    Combine all and whisk well. Let rest, at room temp, 30 minutes for the flavors to meld together.

    Add directly to Pulled Pork or serve as a Dip.
  7. stickyfingers

    stickyfingers Smoking Fanatic

    Apple juice with dissolved dark brown sugar.
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Stay away from injecting vinegar. It can make the pork a bit on the mushy side.

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