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Injector Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tonto1117, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Was wondering if somone could recommend a injector they have used and like. The one I have is a cheapo and when I add a couple teaspoons of rub to the injection liquid the spices allways clog it up. Any suggestions??
     
  2. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hummm I've always used the el cheapo "cajun" one with the green handle, it has always worked fine for me........ [​IMG]
     
  3. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The one I have is called a Zap flavor injector and must be even cheaper.....wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
     
  4. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've used mine for many many years....so much so the printing on the tube is worn off....but here is what it looks like....keeping in mind I just used it to inject brine into bottom roasts for making corned beef and pastrami....
    [​IMG]
     
  5. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smoked, where did you buy your's, and how much was it?
     
  6. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Whatever you get make sure it has a metal needle.
     
  7. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    oh man it has been so many years, I think honestly I picked it up at a swap meet....but I've seen the same one in ace hardware, just didn't see how much it was....... and like debi said....it's got the metal needle which is a must!
     
  8. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ahhh, thanks for the link.
     
  10. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    maybe try heating the liquid a little --
    them mix in spices--
    then shoot then up.

    i use the one that came with the cajun garlic sauce...

    sauce and injecter was abiut 6 bucks...

    the hypo is a veteran of many roasts- turkeys- butts-

    [​IMG]
     
  12. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hey chris...I'll pm you on this also...but we hit wally world tonight, spent a ton of bucks....but they do have one there similar to mine, not the exact same...but close enough...it's only 2.44 so hit the kitchen section...I actually bought one just because tonight......well along with the masterbuilt electric turkey fryer they had discounted down to 40 bucks!!!!!
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  13. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks all, will have to make a trip to wally world $2.44 sounds like the price is right!! Heck at that price I'll pick up a spare.
     
  14. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    heck yea....little lady and I was there and I saw that...chris and I had chatted earlier and I thought I had seen one there....but when we were there.....and it was that damn cheap......I said "I need a spare just in case, you know....just in case" and then she got me whe she saw the masterbuilt turkey fryer in the discount section and said " you need to buy that just in case you want to deep fry a turkey" ...... somedays she really surprises me!!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smoker dude,
    what a score on the fryer..
    filling it with peanut oil will cost more than half of fryer cost///

    they get 99 bucks for that fryer -in these parts.


    of course you know...
    dont fry fish in it till after the turkey...

    cajun injected whole chickens taste great also...


    what [​IMG]else does master built sell ????
     
  16. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    no doubt...but it also will do crab boils etc........ the original price on it was 80 bucks...... and it has a nice little book that has some really good recipes in it.......but hey, little lady said I had to buy it.....so I did..... [​IMG]
     
  17. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Ya got to keep Moma happy...
     
  18. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    the one i use is a cheapy one... it came with my Tony's marinade..lol

    it works well actually
     
  19. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have about a half dozen of them and most came bundled with Cajun injector marinade. One is the injector that came with my showtime rotisserie that lets you inject solid stuff like onions and peppers and the like. It is pretty cool to play with sometimes[​IMG] .
     
  20. I also have that same fryer. Walmart had it clearanced for 39.99 a couple years ago. I like it, because there is absolutely no chance of boiling over. But be careful, I mean very careful when washing the element. I have had mine replaced 3 times.
    I use peanut oil. It is more pricey, but you can use it more times because it doesn't burn like veggie oil does. Whenever I start a new jug, I always fry a turkey first. Something about a turkey that makes everything else you cook just taste better.
    If you have a problem finding filters, I used to go to a Taco Bell, sweet talk the manager and she'd give me a couple for free. Then I found them at Bass Pro Shop. I tried the battery powered oil sucker thing, it sucks, and not in a good way. I took it back for a refund. I let my oil cool down to about 150º, then pour it into a big funnel lined with the filter.
    I use the injector that LEM sells. It's kind of expensive, but it will last the lifetime of me and at least 3 generations after me.