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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone . First time on the site and a rookie smoker just wondering if injecting the pork butt that I will be smoking tomorrow is the way to go or just the rub.

post #2 of 17
Hi Pauley! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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I don't inject my pork, just a light rub, I like the natural flavor of the pork to shine!
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks I will try it with no injection and just put a light rub on it and see how it comes out . I'am looking forward to all the help I can get.

post #4 of 17

You can do both. Remember, alot of times, more rub, more bark. I put my rub on at night, then again some more before placing on smoker.

post #5 of 17

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

 

I too am a butt rubber. I don't inject.

Happy smoken.

David

post #6 of 17

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post #7 of 17

Hi Pauley, and welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.  Good luck with that pork butt...I'll bet you'll like the results without injecting...

 

Red

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 

thanks and I will seek all the knowledge from all will help and by the way love the picture of rodney

post #9 of 17

Pork Butt has little flavor in my opinion so i inject as much flavor as possible my liquid of choice is Dr Pepper .Good luck and happy smoking

post #10 of 17

Dr. Pepper?  Eesh.  

 

This illustrates the one point that everyone will agree on: it's all a question of preference.  I love the taste that pork takes on when you smoke it with apple and/or cherry.  No need to mask it with injections, IMO.  Particularly if you use a good rub.  Jeff's rub (you can buy the recipe on the site) is a fan favorite.  It's not too tough to find other recipes either.

 

So try a few different options out and see what you like the best.

post #11 of 17

I smoked my 1st pork butt today and I injected it. I found the recipe for the injection along with the rub I used on this site. I must say it was simply amazing! I will be using the injection and rub on every pork butt I do from here on out.

post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by HarleySmoke View Post

I smoked my 1st pork butt today and I injected it. I found the recipe for the injection along with the rub I used on this site. I must say it was simply amazing! I will be using the injection and rub on every pork butt I do from here on out.

It's your first one. What about Chris Lilly's recipe, or the Renowned Mr Brown recipe? There a LOT of rubs and injections left to try. You can't stop on the first one!
post #13 of 17

There is no perfect smoke, only the one you enjoy the most today. Although everyday smoking is a perfect day!

post #14 of 17
I usually just use rub generously, but a few weeks ago I injected with peach nectar. It turned out great. I have a pork loin on right now that I injected with peach nectar and apple cider vinegar.
post #15 of 17
Injecting a thick piece of meat is the best way to insure tenderness and flavor all thru the meat! Miron Mixon,Tuffy Stone all will tell ya the same! You don't have to inject but I think it's crucial on pork butts to inject! If ya do you need to use a sweet with a little heat kinda injection and sprits with apple juice every hour why'll cooking!
post #16 of 17

I believe that the injection and rub recipes I found on this site and used today are Chris Lilly's recipes. Experimenting is always fun but when cooking for the wife and kids I always go with what they like. They loved it today.

post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by HarleySmoke View Post

I believe that the injection and rub recipes I found on this site and used today are Chris Lilly's recipes. Experimenting is always fun but when cooking for the wife and kids I always go with what they like. They loved it today.

Good point. Keep mama happy and she keeps buying meat to smoke.
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