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Pulled Pork, Hot Injection/chili oil/chipotle and garlic slathered/rubbed

post #1 of 9
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Haven't posted any of my pulled pork smokes in a while but wanted to add this one since I was giving a couple of new things a try, also am doing a bunch of pp for my bil's father, he did my sNp vent extension and will soon be my new mechanic next time the car needs some work.

Picked up a couple of picnics, very rare to find butts around here.
In a post of Jeanie's aka Cowgirl she had injection some pork with a mixture of beef broth, cayenne, onion powder and cholula hot sauce so I whipped up an injection.
Had a little chicken broth leftover from something else so I mixed that, about 1/2C with one beef bouillon cube, several dashes of Texas Pete's hot sauce, 1/2C apple juice that I mixed with my chipotle rub, hot Hungarian paprika, and I think that was about it. After it had its fill of injection I slathered the outside with hot chili sesame oil and coated with my chipotle rub.

(worcestershire shouldn't be thee)

(not paprika, just what I had my rub in)

I must have forgotten to get a pic after adding the rub.

The other one I simply slathered with garlic A1 sauce, granulated garlic, white pepper and onion powder (looking back I wish I had injected it with a clarified garlic butter)

On to the smoker over oak with a touch of hickory. Spritzed with 50/50 beef broth/apple cider every hour after the first two hours.

At 160 I wrapped them in foil with a little spritzing mixture, brought to 205, pulled, wrapped in towels and put in a cooler for 5 hours as I got a little nap in.

When I woke up I shredded them both, chilled their juices and skimmed the fat.
Injected hot pork


Made up some finishing sauce, did one regular with cider vinegar and decided to try one with some Pineapple vinegar I got in an exchange with JustPassingThru a while back

Heated up a little of each pork to sample
Mixed the pineapple finishing sauce with the chipotle rubbed/injected pork

and regular with the garlic

The sweetness of the pineapple vinegar and the heat from injecting and rubbing worked great together and I would highly recommend trying out pineapple vinegar in your finishing sauce if you can find it.

The garlic, it was good but the garlic flavor wasn't nearly as prevalent as I had wanted so I mixed more garlic and white pepper in with some more of its juices, mixed it all together and it was great, just needed that little extra garlic flavor.
Took some to my Sister and bil and they were fighting over who got the last of what, finally they decided (my Sister grabbed it and walked away) she would get the garlic and bil got the sweet heat.

Later on I made a few sammies.
Did a whole with the sweet/heat and split a garlic one with my brother. He eats his without coleslaw, so here's my plate...

Thanks for checking it out.
post #2 of 9
Looks awesome nice job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 9
Looks Great... PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
What is the Hot Chili Oil? Never heard of it...
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
It's basically an Asian cooking oil that is flavored with chili and toasted sesame, pretty good stuff.
post #5 of 9
Man those look goodpoints.gif
post #6 of 9
Man that some really good soulders there Jim Now your back to what I remember your older smokes. You sure have given and still give us all great ideas for some good smokes.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 9
just the title says it all!
post #8 of 9
Now you're smokin' Jim! Outstanding job on that pork, bud...very good comparison/contrast post. Really intrigued by that pineapple vinegar~ is it sweeter than say, balsamic? Kind of leery about overly sweet things over here, no reason other than preference.

Liked the injection idea plus the hot oil. Never thought of that, and your constant stream of impressive creations really gets ones smoking juices flowing; thank you.

Course, got to give you big time credit for eating a PPB sandwich "properly" that is, with coleslaw! biggrin.gif

However, the big time points are for your creativity...congrats! points.gif
post #9 of 9
Looks great...all of it. I may have to try the garlic one with extra garlic-ness - that's a great idea and I think the taste has awesome potential. Great ideas and thanks for offering the comparisons!
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