Do folks ever Thaw their Pork Butt by Brining it?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tr00ter, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. tr00ter

    tr00ter Smoke Blower

    MN
    I have a 7lb Butt in the freezer that I'm thinking of smoking but I was also considering do a brine for this one so I was thinking if I could cut down on the time by sticking it in the brine solution to also thaw that way.  Or would it being frozen just counter the briny goodness?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  3. tr00ter

    tr00ter Smoke Blower

    MN
    Thanks for the info Eric, I was actually thinking of using the Here Piggy Piggy [​IMG]
     
  4. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're welcome! If you can scrounge up the ingredients, it brings a nice flavor profile into the pork. If you can do a longer soak of several days or more, the brine will penetrate that much deeper. It sure changed my outlook on pulled pork back in the day. I'm more into other methods for PP now days (see wet/dry smoke chamber) but I can't discount how a good brine, and enough time, can change your pulled pork for the better.

    Enjoy the smoke!!!

    Eric
     

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