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Which injector to buy

Discussion in 'Pork' started by joshs, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. joshs

    joshs Smoke Blower

    I have a bunch of the Cajun Injectors tha came with their marinades. But here is the problem they don't want to suck up much liquid. When you inject the liquid passes threw the seel and sets on top so after a few injections the liquid is running out the top of the injector instead of the needle. Can this be fixed or should I just buy a differant injector. What do you guys use?
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  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

     I use those freebies once or twice then trash em.

     go to a vet. supply and buy a stainless steel injector that they use to inject horses and cattle. get the largest guage needle they have.
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think a good injector needs the following:

    1.) It needs to be stainless....all over (except of course for the o-ring)

    2.) The o-ring needs to be replaceable

    3.) The needle needs to be removable (for cleaning....and to allow additional needles for other purposes)

    4.) The needle needs to be large enough to allow for injections with "bits" in the solution.  ie: Thousand Island salad dressing.

    If you a Lowe's near you, they should have one that meets that list.
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  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I just went to one of those bed bath and take your money and bought a good heavy duty injector. Now I do have a handful of the freebies to.
  5. joshs

    joshs Smoke Blower

    I think I will check one of these out at the farm store. Not anywhere I know of around here that has good BBQ or smoking supplies. If I cant find that I will order one.  
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  6. I'm with mballi I bought a heavy duty one from bed bath beyond. It has 2 different size needles one of witch I can inject Italian dressing without straining.
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

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  8. shamong9

    shamong9 Fire Starter

    I also purchased a heavy duty injector with two needles. The large bore can really get the job done. I like to stick it in deep, and slowly with draw the needle inject all the time. This way you get the flavor spread out threw the meat. The first time I did injecting, some parts were stronger than others in the meat. 
  9. countryrocker212

    countryrocker212 Fire Starter

    The heavy duty ones can be found at Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, etc....
  10. pokey

    pokey Meat Mopper

    I just bought this one from Mortons Salt. Original price was $43, now half price. Meets all the criteria set forth above. The needle has multiple holes so that the substance being injected flows out pretty well.



    Gander Mountain product looks pretty similar at a little less - $20

    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  11. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto, here is the one I got, comes in 2oz and a 4ounce from Cabelas


    pic below for actual size reference

  12. I use the cheapies and chunk em afterward.  I'm alway scared about meat scraps stuck in the end of that needle.  I haven't found  a good way to get in there and clean that thing, so I start fresh every time.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  13. Lube the O-ring with some olive oil before using it. That should help with the leakage issue.
  14. shooterrick

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