- Joined Aug 20, 2016
Normally I brine my pork butts for about a week in a salt and and brown sugar brine. I have recently had great luck injecting some lower quality cuts of beef with CosmoQ injections night b4, smoking to desired doneness and then sous vide for hours more to get tenderness, been real happy with that. (I still plan to smoke my butts low and slow in gravity fed with 100% wood chunks.) My questions are about injecting phosphate into pork. I would like to try it but wanted to ask some questions first. I have been told that it needs to be injected not just part of the brine??? Also would I inject it and then brine in same brine as b4 or would I need to cut salt back? Or do I brine and then inject phosphate right b4 smoking? Is there a time max/min before or after injection of Phosphate b4 smoking? I like to try different things...after all it is about personal taste and preference and we all have our own opinions.