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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey folks, I am doing a cook next weekend for about 100 people and I am going to be cookin Pork Butts. What is a good injection recipe to give the pork some extra flavor. I've never injected any of the things that I have cooked and thought I would give it a try. Thanks for the help in advance.icon_redface.gif
post #2 of 11
heres one I use:

1 qt apple juice
3/4 cup o.j.
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
post #3 of 11
Just out of curiosity, why try something new on a big cook? If you don't normally inject, I wouldn't start right before feeding 100 people.

Just a thought.......good luck in any case.
post #4 of 11
If you are loking for more flavor try gettting there with a good finishing sauce.
post #5 of 11
Well, what can I add to the previous comments?

I like the sound of Jim's injection but also agree with Joe that if you aren't completely sure maybe you won't want to experiment with a huge crowd?
Also Dale makes a good point, a great finishing sauce can turn a great smoke into something so good and so amazingly delicious-damn I want a PP sandwich now...

One thing I have been doing recently with many meats is injecting with honey, a little water to make it flow better and a touch of whatever seasonings, the honey gives the meat a wonderful underlying sweet yet natural flavor.

Whatever you decide keep us updated, and try to get a few pics PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #6 of 11
Also check out Big Bob gibsons injection-Chris Lilly...

It has apple juice and some sugar etc...It is basiacaly a brine injection that the longer-4 hours plus-in the meat the better.....
post #7 of 11
Lillys inject is good, I'm gonna try Jim's , It lookks good also.
I like just plain pineapple juice with a little worchy sauce also.
post #8 of 11
I'l go ahead and 4th that one Jim's looks like the hands down winner.PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #9 of 11
Thanks guys, I inject mine no more than 12 hours before, usually the night before, then apply my rub, and the wrap in plastic. the next morning I re-apply the rub before tossing the butt on the smoker.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the info. The reason for the injection is because I have a pretty good rub that I put on it and I just wanted to add a little different zing. Jim's sounds pretty good. But the dipping sauce sounded good also. What kind of dipping sauces can yall reccommend. I appreciate all the help.icon_confused.gif
post #11 of 11
I like the sauce that is in the sticky. http://smokingmeatforums.com/forums/...ad.php?t=49892

its the shizzle.
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