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Chris lilly injection question?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So, i whipped up some of chris lillys'injection for pork butt. I tasted it and it is God awfully salty! Anyone else notice this or is it just that, salty? Don't know if i wanna pump up my pork with so much salt. Just to cover my bases, i used the recipe that you can find anywhere. The quarter cup of salt one. Any reassurance that it's supposed to be so salty would be welcome. Thanks
post #2 of 9

Holy Smokes! He put that much Table Salt in 1 1/4 Cup liquid!?!  And guys on other site Swear it is Amazing??? I use that much Table Salt in a GALLON of injectable Brine!. One, Two teaspoons tops, is more than enough Table salt in that amount of liquid for my taste and what I would serve to the public in the restaurant I ran. I would not use that much Salt as a Dry Brine...Award Winning Pit Master, no doubt, but that just seems crazy to me...JJth_dunno-1[1].gif

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Yeah, i thought that seemed like alot but i was just following the recipe. But yes, it is crazy salty. I'll just remake the batch and cut the salt way down. Thanks chef jimmy
post #4 of 9

I saw his recipes too & it makes me wonder if he really uses this stuff.

 

I doubt if he would give out his comp recipes to his competitors or anyone else.

 

Al

post #5 of 9

I looked at his recipe...   1/4 cup salt for a 16# butt....   I've never seen a 16# butt but maybe he injects 2...  

 

Soooo, 1/4 cup is about 75 grams, depending on which salt you use... and 16#'s of butt = ~7300 grams....  75 / 7300 = 0.01 x 100 = 1% salt..  That's true only if you inject all the solution...  I generally inject 2% salt in meats....

post #6 of 9
I've used his injection numerous times and didnt find it to be overly salty.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks y'all! I just made another batch and put in 1tblsp of salt and it worked for me. Still plenty salty i thougt but not mouth puckering, lol
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by vonk15 View Post

Thanks y'all! I just made another batch and put in 1tblsp of salt and it worked for me. Still plenty salty i thougt but not mouth puckering, lol

 

The injection liquid will be way salty, BUT not when it's mixed with 16#'s of butt..... 1/4 cup would have been correct...

post #9 of 9

I have used this many times with great results. I used 1/4 cup Kosher salt (not table salt). The finished butt is not salty at all and very juicy.

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