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Unread 03-29-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Injection Needle Size?

I've never injected before and I want to give it a try. I want to inject brisket and pork butts.

What needle diameter (OD) do you recommend? I'm assuming the diameter is not as critical for pork butts if the pork will be pulled because it is unlikely that injection marks will be seen.

I'm concerned with brisket, as too large a diameter will cause visible injection marks. The common diameter appears to be 3/16". Is this too large? That size of a needle seems quite large to me.....not sure how the brisket feels about it.

I'm also in the market for an injector that will hold up. The pistol type has been given good marks by some others. My goal would be a good injector with a small needle.

Will the needles from various companies attach to other makes of injectors?

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Unread 03-29-2009, 09:20 PM   #2
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Bayou Classic makes a great stainless injector. You can get a few different tips for them, too.
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Take a look at the Spitjack Injector, works like a charm, its inexepensive, and it lasts, just google spitjack and you will find the site
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The smaller the hole, the less leakage of what you injected. One eighth inch is what I use. Find at Big Lots, $2.00 and Target, same price. Vet. supply or farm and home stores also have them. Steve.
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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:42 PM   #5
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I use the 5011 for
the sour dough starter technique on Brisket

and for doing mass butts I use a Johnson Sprayer Pumped (Clean Insecticide Sprayer)
coupled to the same needle with a valve
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Unread 03-30-2009, 03:30 AM   #6
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That's the one I use too. I only had the needle with the blunt end, anyone you the sharp one with success?

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