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Uncle Buds BBQ
04-23-2012, 09:02 AM
My injector just bit the dust. It was a cheap super market one so it's time for me to upgrade.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dave

MAP
04-23-2012, 09:07 AM
This with a cajon injector needle

http://www.tractorsupply.com/producer-s-pride-reg-proshot-ii-syringe-50cc-capacity-1019750

Slamdunkpro
04-23-2012, 09:25 AM
It depends. Does your injection contain particulate or is it clear? How much do you put in? just a few cc's or quarts?

If it's clear you can use an auto injector, if you have particulate in it you're better off with a manual fill type.

You can go to our Brethren ventures page to see a couple of auto fill injectors.

OutlawSwine
04-23-2012, 09:35 AM
My wife recently bought me a SpitJack Magnum as an anniversary gift. I have only used it a few times but I like it so far.

SpitJack Magnum (http://spitjack.com/product/MEAT-BRINE-INJECTORS/MAGNUM.html)

roksmith
04-23-2012, 11:47 AM
This with a cajon injector needle

http://www.tractorsupply.com/producer-s-pride-reg-proshot-ii-syringe-50cc-capacity-1019750


This one!! Make sure you get the metal one. They used to sell a similar one made of plastic. But this one has been going strong for over a year.
For the record, I don't like the regular syringe type..even the stainless ones. Can't get enough force behind them when injecting briskets.

MAP
04-23-2012, 11:50 AM
This one!! Make sure you get the metal one. They used to sell a similar one made of plastic. But this one has been going strong for over a year.
For the record, I don't like the regular syringe type..even the stainless ones. Can't get enough force behind them when injecting briskets.

I really like it and is so much easier and quicker to use than a reguler syringe type.

Pig Headed
04-23-2012, 12:17 PM
This with a cajon injector needle

http://www.tractorsupply.com/producer-s-pride-reg-proshot-ii-syringe-50cc-capacity-1019750

I bought one of those about a month ago. I used twice at home and this past weekend at Salisbury, our 1st comp of the season and it came apart while the butts were being injected. The threads on the plastic tube must have striped because if you used the max setting (5) is would blow off on the last squirt. I guess you get what you pay for.

MAP
04-23-2012, 12:33 PM
I bought one of those about a month ago. I used twice at home and this past weekend at Salisbury, our 1st comp of the season and it came apart while the butts were being injected. The threads on the plastic tube must have striped because if you used the max setting (5) is would blow off on the last squirt. I guess you get what you pay for.

That is odd maybe you got a bad one. I use it on 5 and have had it for over a year. injecting a total of about 100 butts and 30 briskets.

Uncle Buds BBQ
04-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!

Still Smokin
04-23-2012, 05:16 PM
I use the Spitjack, had it about a year, no problems yet.

CBQ
04-23-2012, 09:37 PM
We used to replace our injector every 2 or 3 comps. The Spitjack has been to about 40 so far and still going strong.

http://spitjack.com/product/MAGNUM.html

BoneDaddy's
04-24-2012, 10:28 AM
My spitjack had an issue over the winter (it was about 3 years old) so I called....had a brand new setup 2 days later with a return mailer....GREAT product

kihrer
04-24-2012, 10:35 AM
I love the spitjack as it is easy on the hands and will allow you to dial in precise doses. it makes easy work of injecting and was well worth the price.

Big George's BBQ
04-24-2012, 10:37 AM
It depends. Does your injection contain particulate or is it clear? How much do you put in? just a few cc's or quarts?

If it's clear you can use an auto injector, if you have particulate in it you're better off with a manual fill type.

You can go to our Brethren ventures page to see a couple of auto fill injectors.

I use the spitjack and like it. I have seen the ones that Mike ios talking about and they are really nice and the price is pretty good

walrus79
04-24-2012, 01:17 PM
I just use the old handheld cheapies. I'm typically not in a hurry to inject my one or two briskets. Our pork butt cook also uses the cheapies...although his is a little better!

INmitch
04-24-2012, 10:18 PM
My injector just bit the dust. It was a cheap super market one so it's time for me to upgrade.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dave

It's green. Bought it for $1.79 five years ago. Got another one just like it in the Managers bin for $.99 2 years ago as a backup. I'm good for another 5-10 years.


What I'm tryin to say......ya don't need no fancy a$$ injecter like Myron. Remember your just trying to convey liquid approximately 2" from the source into the meat.:crazy:

indianagriller
04-24-2012, 10:58 PM
I have a myron type injector, I used it a lot last year, but this year i switched back to a smaller vet type injector i picked up from Rural King and I also bought 18g disposable needles so when i am done i re cap them and pitch everything at home.

MikeMSD
04-25-2012, 06:04 PM
I'll put another good word in for the SpitJack injector. I have one that I use all the time and really like it.

The_Kapn
04-25-2012, 06:06 PM
F Dick Brine pump fan here.

TIM

Stoke&Smoke
05-01-2012, 12:38 PM
We used to replace our injector every 2 or 3 comps. The Spitjack has been to about 40 so far and still going strong.

http://spitjack.com/product/MAGNUM.html

I just had one delivered, and have a question if someone can help. I got the standard one, and it came with 2 needles.

Jumpin' Jeebus! These needles are HUGE!!:shocked:

Very sturdy looking, but they appear to be about 1/8" in diameter. Folks actually use these and dont turn their meat into Swiss Cheese?

What say you Spitjack owners?

I just ordered one of the smaller needles and an adapter in hopes it will work with the injector needles I've been using

Plowboy
05-01-2012, 12:50 PM
I'll never again use a syringe that you had to draw manually. The Spitjack and the like are way too much work and over priced. I use an automatic 5ml syringe that tube feeds right from your injection bottle. These cut your injection time by 2/3 and can utilize disposable needles as small as 20 gauge, which leaves virtually no puncture mark.

Anyone who has seen my system knows what I'm talking about.

http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2b95d444-565c-4ef8-84c8-edd8320ec6fe

Plowboy
05-01-2012, 12:51 PM
What I'm tryin to say......ya don't need no fancy a$$ injecter like Myron. Remember your just trying to convey liquid approximately 2" from the source into the meat.:crazy:


That's what she said.

INmitch
05-01-2012, 01:01 PM
That's what she said.

Ha ha! Now that's funny. I shouldda seen that coming.:heh:

Stoke&Smoke
05-01-2012, 02:19 PM
I'll never again use a syringe that you had to draw manually. The Spitjack and the like are way too much work and over priced. I use an automatic 5ml syringe that tube feeds right from your injection bottle. These cut your injection time by 2/3 and can utilize disposable needles as small as 20 gauge, which leaves virtually no puncture mark.

Anyone who has seen my system knows what I'm talking about.

http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=2b95d444-565c-4ef8-84c8-edd8320ec6fe

Pretty cool injector Todd! So you use standard veteranary needles, and not the closed end, multiple hole ones?

Bebe
05-01-2012, 02:43 PM
spitjack with full set of needles. About 2 years old, works like new

Plowboy
05-01-2012, 11:31 PM
Pretty cool injector Todd! So you use standard veteranary needles, and not the closed end, multiple hole ones?

Exactly. 18 ga, 1.5 inch vet needle.

Sledneck
05-02-2012, 04:48 AM
Exactly. 18 ga, 1.5 inch vet needle.

Aluminum or plastic hub?

Smokin Hoggz
05-02-2012, 06:00 AM
I got the spitjack a couple of Xmas's ago and have been using that, I love it. Also another syringe type manual injector is the one from Butcher BBQ (http://www.butcherbbq.com/#!supplies/vstc1=page-1). They are only $2 ea.

slowerlowerbbq
05-02-2012, 08:28 AM
Started with the Cajun Injector, threw mine away after last year I discovered the vet syringes sold by Butchers, as mentioned by Smokin Hoggz. Those are pretty nice and you cant beat the price. But then Todd introduced my to the tube-feed automatic syringe. WOW is all I can say, these things rock. Since he let the cat out of the bag, I will say that I found mine here:

https://jrgsupply.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=68_71&products_id=437&osCsid=4bkbjo48g1jsck2dp1r67ddg83

These guys also sell individual leur lock needles with aluminum hub. Most vet places only sell needles in boxes in of 100. Here's the 18ga needles Todd mentioned earlier:

https://jrgsupply.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=51_54&products_id=290&osCsid=4bkbjo48g1jsck2dp1r67ddg83

early mornin' smokin'
05-02-2012, 08:46 AM
I work in a doctors office so have plenty of access to large gauge needles and 50ml syringes. But a pepper flake always clogs it, leading to enormous frustration. Think a spit jack is in this guys future.

slowerlowerbbq
05-02-2012, 10:04 AM
I work in a doctors office so have plenty of access to large gauge needles and 50ml syringes. But a pepper flake always clogs it, leading to enormous frustration. Think a spit jack is in this guys future.

Yup, very good point. These vet type injectors will not work if there is any particulate in your injection. Though I can't speak for the Spitjack on this, I will say that I always had issues with the Cajun injectors as well with particulate jamming up the needle. YMMV.

Sledneck
05-02-2012, 10:30 AM
I have spit jack the clear plastic tubes have cracked so many times I'm just sick of it. They used to replace them for free but now charge. I tried this injector recently and love it. It has big holes Amazon.com: Cajun Injector Deluxe Marinade Injector: Sports & Outdoors

Dr_KY
05-02-2012, 10:43 AM
I'm in this camp too but from another supplier in the states.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/producer-s-pride-reg-budgetline-drench-gun-30ml-pack-of-2-1020069

Really should try and find one here being country and all.

JerryA
05-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Has anyone used the one sold by mabbqa?
http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=24&zenid=tsufp2051sfkjk9v3u2r66gl12

Slamdunkpro
05-02-2012, 03:14 PM
Has anyone used the one sold by mabbqa?
http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=24&zenid=tsufp2051sfkjk9v3u2r66gl12

I do:mrgreen:. Feel free to ask if you have any questions, either here on in my ventures forum.

deguerre
05-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Heck, I've been using the cheap plastic injector that came with a jar of Cajun Injector Sauce for about two years...

bodcat
05-02-2012, 10:16 PM
I really like the green injectors sold at Cabela's. They look they regular cheap injectors(~$10) you might find at a BBQ store(not the cajun but the heavier duty one's). They seem to hold up much much better. They aren't on Cabela's website for some reason but they are in the KC store upstairs.

I do like the idea of the automatic draw one's. I might have to try one of them. Thanks!

eggzlot
05-03-2012, 01:42 PM
I was likely going with the MABBA one to support a Brethern, but I stumbled upon this site - anyone have experience?

http://www.bbqinjector.com/

Not an automatic feed injector but the big ones can hold up to a gallon of liquid and it can pass particulars liked miniced garlic, ground pepper, etc....

Those auto feed ones would be great for whole hog or something, but for just a couple of butts, a gallon is more than enough capacity.

Anyone with experience?

Plowboy
05-04-2012, 12:10 AM
Started with the Cajun Injector, threw mine away after last year I discovered the vet syringes sold by Butchers, as mentioned by Smokin Hoggz. Those are pretty nice and you cant beat the price. But then Todd introduced my to the tube-feed automatic syringe. WOW is all I can say, these things rock. Since he let the cat out of the bag, I will say that I found mine here:

https://jrgsupply.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=68_71&products_id=437&osCsid=4bkbjo48g1jsck2dp1r67ddg83

These guys also sell individual leur lock needles with aluminum hub. Most vet places only sell needles in boxes in of 100. Here's the 18ga needles Todd mentioned earlier:

https://jrgsupply.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=51_54&products_id=290&osCsid=4bkbjo48g1jsck2dp1r67ddg83

Since I was the one who let the cat out of the bag... I don't have to come to your house in the middle of the night and kill you. :laugh:

Plowboy
05-04-2012, 12:13 AM
I was likely going with the MABBA one to support a Brethern, but I stumbled upon this site - anyone have experience?

http://www.bbqinjector.com/

Not an automatic feed injector but the big ones can hold up to a gallon of liquid and it can pass particulars liked miniced garlic, ground pepper, etc....

Those auto feed ones would be great for whole hog or something, but for just a couple of butts, a gallon is more than enough capacity.

Anyone with experience?

Depends on the job. I'm typically not injecting a case of pork butts at a time. I'm injecting 32 oz in a couple of butts. In contest situations, I want to control the amount of fluid in the injection site. I also want to damage the product as little as possible. This doesn't look like the right tool for the job for what I'm doing.

That's what you have to think about when making your selection. Is this a mass cook? Is it the occasional home cook? Is it a competition cook? Based on the answer, I think that is where you draw your conclusion on what to buy from the options offered.

For the occasional home cook, I'd go cheap.

Goddahavit
05-04-2012, 07:17 AM
I was likely going with the MABBA one to support a Brethern, but I stumbled upon this site - anyone have experience?

http://www.bbqinjector.com/

Not an automatic feed injector but the big ones can hold up to a gallon of liquid and it can pass particulars liked miniced garlic, ground pepper, etc....

Those auto feed ones would be great for whole hog or something, but for just a couple of butts, a gallon is more than enough capacity.

Anyone with experience?

I have used the no cents, and another called a cheap charlie, and just about every other injector out there, including spitjack, and the cabela's ones.

I didnt like the valve on the no cents, liked the way the cheap charlie worked, but alwqys had a hard time with the o-ring leaking pressure on the tank.

I like the cabela's ones, but after using an auto feed, im sold.

Only thing on the auto feed is the size of the needle, for a pig, id like a longer one. other than that, you can inject a little or alot, no need to refill.

Sledneck
05-04-2012, 07:33 AM
Has anyone used the one sold by mabbqa?
http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=24&zenid=tsufp2051sfkjk9v3u2r66gl12

Damn that's expensive! Looks exactly like theone Plowboy mentions except plowboys is more than 2/3 less

Goddahavit
05-04-2012, 07:58 AM
Damn that's expensive! Looks exactly like theone Plowboy mentions except plowboys is more than 2/3 less


Come on sled we all know the rich and famous live on Long Island!!

Seriously, though, compare the 5ml injectors, not the 20ml and the 5ml....
The one Todd listed is the 5ml prices are comparable.

Slamdunkpro
05-04-2012, 08:21 AM
Has anyone used the one sold by mabbqa?
http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=24&zenid=tsufp2051sfkjk9v3u2r66gl12

Damn that's expensive! Looks exactly like theone Plowboy mentions except plowboys is more than 2/3 less
There is a big difference in the 5ml and the 20ml injector. First, our auto injectors are made with all food safe materials - no fibrous washers to hold contaminates and medical grade silicone tubing for the pickups.

Something to keep in mind when you look at all of these auto fill syringes and drenchers - most of them are considered disposable and not food safe. That's why Tractor Supply sells them in 2 packs. They are intended to inoculate your herd then you toss them. (Shamless plug) I chose the manufacturer that I did because their auto syringes are designed as multiple use tools.


The 5mil is an all plastic unit with only two serviceable parts - the O-ring and the barrel - if you clog the check valve in the handle and you can't free it by boiling the unit (you can boil and sterilize ours) you have to toss the whole thing.
The 5mil units have a fixed return spring - if you use an injection with a lot of sugar in it (high specific gravity solution) the handle return can be really slow.
The 5 mil unit is more sensitive to solution specific gravity due to the small check valves. As an example it won't pull Myron's pork injection from his book. Too much sugar in solution.
The 20 mil unit is all metal with all the fluid contact parts being stainless steel.
The valves in the 20mil unit are serviceable and replaceable. If it clogs up, you can take it all the way apart and clean it.
The 20 mil unit has an adjustable return spring tension system. It will pull much higher specific gravity solutions
The 20 mil unit is more comparable to the F.Dick Brine pump than the smaller 5mil auto syringes.

Plowboy
05-04-2012, 08:40 AM
If someone were to send me one of their injectors with a supply of 20ga 2" needles, I'd probably endorse their product online, in demos, and in classes.

Just saying. ;-)

ique
05-04-2012, 10:08 AM
If someone were to send me one of their injectors with a supply of 20ga 2" needles, I'd probably endorse their product online, in demos, and in classes.

Just saying. ;-)

Slut. :razz:

Plowboy
05-04-2012, 10:39 AM
Slut. :razz:

Aren't we ALL. :loco:

JD McGee
05-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Been using this one (http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=15956038)for 3 years now...:thumb:

http://images.bedbathandbeyond.com/assets/product_images/230/9723815956038P.JPG (javascript:OpenViewWindow2();)