Pork butt beer injection

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gruelurks, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Anyone ever do a smoked pork butt with some form of beer as an injection or marinade? Looking for some ideas for a beer/food tasting coming up this weekend. I have a lot of craft beer on hand, everything from Imperial IPA's, Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stouts, Scotch ales, fruity Lambic's, etc....
  2. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I will have to look but it seems to me that I have injected mine with beer before when I didn't have anything else around to use. It can't hurt anything to try it.
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]I have never injected a butt but go right ahead and let us know cause you never know you could be onto something wonderful.
  4. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have injected a but with a mixture of beer (pale ale not dark) and apple juice, and I have done a butt with Beer and yoshida's. Both came out very tasty. Both I used about a 50 /50 mix. Good luck!
  5. I have always used beer in my injection and everyone asks what I use and are amazed when I tell them that beer is in it. I have experimented with different types of beer and haven't found a bad one yet.
  6. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i've done it before but mixed the beer with a garlic oil and a little cayeene pepper blended in, comes out real tender with the oil and the beer mix makes it really juicy,,
  7. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    I was thinking of using a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout mixed with some other liquids but I haven't quite figured out what. The stouts I have are strong in flavor and might overpower the taste of the pork. Maybe as a misting solution might be better.
  8. mistabob

    mistabob Meat Mopper

    I've used beer in my injections before, generally mixed with apple cider vinegar. A couple of times I've made a lime injection and used Bud Light Lime mixed with lime juice. This turned out decent, but was better in chicken than pork butt, though.
    Generally I've found that cheaper domestic beers work best, otherwise you're walking a fine line with having an overpowering beer/hops taste which some people aren't big fans of (ie. my wife).

    Other things that work well as injections and sprays are whiskeys and rums, straight or mixed with apple juice, apple cider vinegar, or heated with brown sugar to make a delicious syrupy glaze. Just ideas!
  9. boiseque

    boiseque Smoke Blower

    I havent ever done that, but I was just thinking about it while driving home last night! I have had a steak at a local steak house that was soaked in beer then cooked and it was tasty, one of the best steaks I have ever had actually. I would also think a lighter beer may be better in this case to not take all the yummy pork flavor away, but hey give it a shot. Never know til you try! Good luck and dont forget the qview![​IMG]
  10. I use beer as a marinade alot... love the flavor it adds
    sometimes mix it in sauces

    only injected through my mouth though 10-30 12oz bottles mixed with 1 pack of smokes usually makes for one happy hungry chef...
  11. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Beer???? I'm on my way. Let us know how it works as an injection or marinade.
  12. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    For my butts I usually use a 1/3 part Captain Ron's Spiced Rum with 2/3 part apple juice as a spritz. Yum
  13. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    Actually I've decided to hold off on the beer injection for now. The pork butt is for a beer tasting I am attending this weekend, so a lot of the food people are bringing is meant to be matched with beer or have beer as an ingredient. Instead of the injection, I am going to make a finishing sauce for the pork using one of these beers from Lindemans

  14. smoke-it-all

    smoke-it-all Fire Starter

    That's typically what I use. A little dry rub, some canola oil, and beer. Works good and taste great!

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