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Do you inject your butts early or not?

post #1 of 10
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I always rub my butts for pulled pork around 24 hours before I smoke them. My questions is do you guys uaually inject them (if you do) right before you put them on or do your inject them when you rub them? I am just trying to decide what to do with mine.
post #2 of 10
I did one recently and injected a 14oz can of beef broth in it and it was very good and moist.
post #3 of 10
If I inject them I do it the night before and leave it in the fridge
post #4 of 10
i actually brine my butts 48 hours be fore the smoke (in the brine for 24 hours), then rub 24 hours before. i have had WONDERFUL results with this method.
post #5 of 10
I would inject them the night before so it has time to mingle and get to know the rest of the butt.
post #6 of 10
I almost alway inject the night before I find the flavour gets deeper into the meat
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Well I injected it and rubbed it today and I am smoking them tomorrow. I have plenty of injection left over I was thinking about using it for a spritz instead of making more. Here is what I injected it with do you think this will taste fine as a spritz? I think it should.

1 QT apple juice
¾ cup OJ
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup hot sauce
¼ cup brown sugar

Next time I am going to try and brine it.
post #8 of 10
the brine i use is:

3/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1-1/4 cup pickling salt
8 cups distilled water
2 cups apple cider vinegar
post #9 of 10
I've done it both ways, depends on how much time I have. But I always inject for pork shoulder, especially since I am not going to be doing any mopping in the MES. If I inject when applying the rub, the next day when I am ready to put the meat in, I inject again, because a lot leaks out.

Enjoy your Christmas pork shoulder...

Merry Christmas
post #10 of 10
On butts i do it about 24 hours ahead...Alot of friuit juices etc..can tenderize a bit and you surely can sweeten them as well....
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