Injected Butt, & marinated spares with q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chisoxjim, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Getting some prep done for my all day pork, and football feast tomorrow. Picked up a slab of spares that weighed in just under 7#'s. Also grabbed a bone in butt that was just over 5 #'s.

    Trimmed the spares, I saved the skirt for some future cooking, and I am going to do the tips tomorrow as a snack.


    untrimmed:


    trimmed:




    I am going to inject the butt with the following marinade later this afternoon, and then rub the butt with mustard, and a rub then wrap, and refrigerate until tomorrow morning. I will apply another coat of the rub before putting the butt on the smoker. I am also going to toss the ribs, and tips in the leftover marinade I dont inject in the butt for a couple hours before applying the rub on them & smokign them.

    I plan to use up the rest of my cherry, and oak for this smoke.

    marinade recipe:
    1 qt apple juice
    3/4 cup O.J.
    1/4 cup Lea and perrins
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1/4 cup hot sauce
    1/4 cup brown sugar

    Gonna serve the pork tomorrow for dinner on Hawaiin rolls, and topped with some cole slaw I am doing(bought the pre-shredded veg, but I am doing the slaw dressing from scratch, I will post a recipe of that later.)

    more pics to follow as the prep, and cook goes on.

    thanks for looking.
     
  2. dropastone

    dropastone Fire Starter

    Sounds like your off to a great start and its looking like a good day for football. Can't wait to see more qview.
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I just wish I was eating this pork today, and didnt have to wait til tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  4. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I injected my last shoulder. Absolutely loved the outcome, and so did the family. Looking forward to your review of how this injection recipe works for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Used the same injection last weekend on (2) butts I did for a picnic, I didnt get to try much, but the little bit I did have was really good.
     
  6. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Chisox,

    Sounds like a great plan...the injected butt I had yesterday was really good. I think I will probably make this a standard practice...it was that good!
     
  7. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great man! Next brisket ya do inject it also. You will love the results.
     
  8. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As always, great start! Im sure they are going to be wonderful!
     
  9. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Rick. Just what I needed. Another excuse to cook a Brisket! lol (trust me I am full of them) Until last week, I had never injected anything other than poultry. First was a shoulder now on to beef.
     
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great plan. Looking forward to more qview.
     
  11. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I inject everthing I do but ribs. Just for a starter on Brisket I use canned beef broth as the carrier and season it with my rub. Man oh Man! I use apple juice as the carrier on everything else.
     
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks folks,

    got the injection marinade done, and in the fridge, gonna inject the butt around 5:00 to give it 12 hours.

    Also made the dressing for tomorrows slaw to allow the flavors to meld:

    1-1/4 cup mayo
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/4 cup cider vinegar
    1 tsp celery salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp paprika
    1/4 tsp cajun seasoning
     
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I heard about injecting a butt somewhere before and I recall it came out good and juicy. Today I saw benjamin inject a chuckie with honey and said it was really good. So get r done and we will for real if it's good or not and seeing ther shooter rick is injecting sounds like it should be a good thing.
     
  14. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    butt is injected, rubbed with mustard, and rub, wrapped in plastic wrap, and ready to go tomorrow morning @ 6:00 a.m.

    I will marinate the slab of spares in the injection marinade for maybe 2 hours, and get them on around 8:00 a.m.
     
  15. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Had a snack of the tips yesterday:







    Injection Marinade ingredients:


    marinade:


    slaw dressing ingredients:


    dressing:


    slaw:


    Pork Butt:


    injecting:


    rubbed:


    after a night wrapped in the fridge, re rubbed:


    5:00 a.m. on the smoker:


    Marinated the spares for 2 hours in the injection marinade, then patted dry, and put on a light coating of rub

    ribs in marinade:


    rubbed:


    7:00 a.m., on the smoker:


    more photos to come later.

    thanks for looking.
     
  16. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    12:30 p.m. q-view:


    finished spares, put some Open pit, and Hoisin on the ribs as they rested:


    close up:


    really nice spares for game 1, butt is about to be pulled foiled, and put in the cooler, temp @ 195.
     
  17. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    5th butt I have ever done turned out the best yet. this was the second one I have injected the night before. This 5+ # bone in butt took 10 hours, then got wrapped in foil with some apple juice and honey, wrapped in a towel, and then tossed in a cooler for 3 hours. I am impressed by the bright red smoke ring myself. The taste was excellent. served on a hawaiin role with some bbq sauce, and the homemade salw on top. Also some of the last sweet corn for the season.

    out of the cooler:


    pulled:








    sandwich:




    thanks for lookign, a great weekend, nice brined chix, good spares, and top notch pulled pork imho.
     
  18. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh my; that is some great looking Q. Job well done........points
     
  19. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks rick, got the butt out just as the rain started yesterday afternoon.

    looking forward to a pulled pork sandwich for dinner, and spare rib fried rice tomorrow.
     
  20. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I got lucky too, just pulled a bunch of meat from the Horizon and it started pouring.
     

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