Hey fellow meat lovers, did my first attempt at pulled pork this past weekend and although I really wanted to try doing an injection I decided against it based on other forum posts I've read about not needing it and also nervous of the 40-140 in 4 rule.
Let me start by stating I'm a smoking noob and have read MANY a thread in the forum for advice so thank you everyone for that. I have the Bradley Electric Smoker with the auto feed briquets (seemed like a good starter smoker) which I have done only rib up till this past weekend. Also, just received my Maverick ET732 on Friday which made things SO much nicer and easier. Was a little concerning that my smoker maxed out at 230 but still got to the magic meat temp of 202 in about 9 1/2 hours for a little over 7lb butt. The family was EXTREMELY pleased with the outcome, it pulled apart very easily with a nice bark on it and the flavor was best I've had in a long time. I have to say... I definitely agree with all the threads saying that no injection is necessary. Here are the Q-vue pics that I know I would have been asked for. Family was all waiting with starving stomachs so I apologize for no pic right out of the smoker but did take one after pulling apart half of it.
NIGHT BEFORE (APPLIED RUB AND READY TO WRAP AND REFRIDGERATE)
MORNING JUST BEFORE PUTTING IN SMOKER
FINAL PRODUCT.... VERY PLEASED!!!
Edited by BellevilleSmoke - 7/29/13 at 10:12am