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Q-Dat
07-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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Rookie'48
07-29-2012, 10:41 AM
Yep - and then it should pull apart fairly easily (not like a rubber band) :wink:. From what I can see from here that one looks good :grin:.

Q-Dat
07-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Thanks! This one stretched just a tiny bit before breaking.

JD McGee
07-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Yep...looks like you nailed it! See how there are no breaks at the top...:thumb:

big brother smoke
07-29-2012, 12:27 PM
Nailed it from here.

Q-Dat
07-29-2012, 02:50 PM
Thanks folks! Now I gott figure out how to avoid injection stains like the ones you can see here.

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Butt Rubb'n BBQ
07-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Inject with the grain not across it and you won't get track marks.

Q-Dat
07-29-2012, 05:32 PM
Inject with the grain not across it and you won't get track marks.


See thats why I'm confused. I injected 100% with the grain. I think my broth mixture may just be too strong.

djqualls
07-29-2012, 06:58 PM
If it is a well marbled brisket you're going to get track marks regardless how you inject it. The injections will pass thru the collagen walls regardless.

Looks good Q-Dat. I need a brisket lesson!:wink:

Q-Dat
07-29-2012, 11:45 PM
Thanks for that info, I had no idea about the marbling.

I guess the best thing to do with needle marks is probably just mix something darker into the drippings for soaking the slices in before boxing.

Wampus
07-30-2012, 09:05 AM
Thanks folks! Now I gott figure out how to avoid injection stains like the ones you can see here.

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It may depend on what you're injecting with? I've heard that the Fab B is darker and is more likely to stain than Fab B Light. I've only used the Light, and Butchers so I couldn't tell you for sure from personal experience.

Q-Dat
07-30-2012, 09:44 AM
It may depend on what you're injecting with? I've heard that the Fab B is darker and is more likely to stain than Fab B Light. I've only used the Light, and Butchers so I couldn't tell you for sure from personal experience.

I used this.
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Mixed per the directions with a dash or two of Worcestershire and some Amesphos. It was kinda dark.

Southern Touch BBQ
07-30-2012, 11:33 AM
thats what I use minus the worcesterhire and Amesphos...I also soak my brisket slices in the same solution, just heated and a little more concentrated, before turn-ins...it's been working for us and no injection stains

CivilWarBBQ
07-30-2012, 04:47 PM
The soup-soak masks injector marks. Downside is it will darken the entire slice making it look like pot roast instead of BBQ brisket. KCBS judges don't seem to care though, at least not in this part of the country.

landarc
07-30-2012, 04:49 PM
You have it all wrong, it should be much stiffer in my experience

RangerJ
07-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Going to be the Worchestershire sauce I do believe.

Once I removed it from my mix, no more marks.

Muzzlebrake
07-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Going to be the Worchestershire sauce I do believe.

Once I removed it from my mix, no more marks.

Ditto...... I tried to tweak my injection, added some Worcestershire and ended up with marks for the first time ever

Q-Dat
07-30-2012, 05:35 PM
This great info about the Worcestershire! Now I can just leave it out. I don't think it really added much if anything anyway.

Thanks!

Q-Dat
07-30-2012, 05:57 PM
You have it all wrong, it should be much stiffer in my experience

Took me a minute but I get it! :D

YokeUp
07-30-2012, 06:05 PM
rock on brother, great job and great discussion!

Q-Dat
07-30-2012, 06:22 PM
rock on brother, great job and great discussion!

Thanks Jeff!

Haha I should really be working on pork though!

didisea
07-30-2012, 09:49 PM
Make sure your needles are clean as well, and they are not overly large in gage.
I was late in ordering new injectors/needles, and I had to clean up some used ones. You know you're a BBQ junkie when you are bleaching your needles.

Q-Dat
07-30-2012, 10:41 PM
I have actually heard that. This one was brand new, but I'll probably boil it before I use it again.