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Old 06-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
grilling24x7
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Default Anyone use a sugarless pork butt injection?

The last time I injected a pork butt I used the famous Chris Lilly recipe from the web. It was great! BUT I noticed that the shoulder and the brisket flats sitting below it had a really black dark bark. I attributed this to the sugar in the injection (all the sugar and the apple juice). I've had similar black bark with high sugar dry rubs. I really don't like a burnt sugary black bark so I wasn't able to mix in much bark.

I loved the idea of injecting a pork shoulder as it was very tasty with good moisture but I'm curious if anyone has used a pork injection with no sugar? Maybe inject it with a vinegar based salty solution with some spice? Thoughts?
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