Hard Cider Injection

Discussion in 'Pork' started by seandog, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    Doing another pork butt for a family gathering this Saturday. Last one was fantastic, 13 hours on the smoker. I was thinking of injecting this one with Woodchuck Hard Cider. I can't find regular cider and wanted to try something. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Do it and report back [​IMG]

    Im not an injector type of guy.  I like the pork to taste like the pork and the butts have so much fat they don't dry out.  To each their own though.......I would think it would work ok. 

    Scott
     
  3. Fat is soluble in alcohol ; alcohol boils at 170, it might dry out the meat a bit.
     
  4. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    Thanks for the info, Addertooth. I never gave that a thought.
     
  5. Alcohol and meat isn't an entirely bad thing.   Alcohol is a great "carrier" for marinades which are done cold.  It helps transport seasonings into cold meat very effectively.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  6. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Are you still going to try it?
     
  7. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    Still debating.
     
  8. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    How about just Apple juice? I don't want to ruin it.
     
  9. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Nah, you already put it out there. You've got to try it now!
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you inject before smoking, you should get the meat from 40* to 140* Internal Temp (Danger Zone) in no longer than 4 hours.

    This also goes for probing the meat in any way. If you want to put a meat probe (Temp) in it, wait until after 3 hours of smoking.

    This is why I never inject anything.

    Bear
     
  11. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    Meat is rubbed and in the fridge. I did inject some apple juice just for kicks. It will be on the smoker by 0300 tomorrow.
     
  12. seandog

    seandog Newbie

     
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    seandog Newbie

     
  14. seandog

    seandog Newbie

    Smells good outside!
     

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