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Unread 11-26-2010, 02:00 PM   #1
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Anyone have a simple and good injection? I usually do one with pineapple juice but I am out. I have apple and orange juice is all I have. Any good injections would be great.
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Depends on what you are injecting. I use homemade chicken stock for a lot of things. I have also found a product called Better than Bouillon in the supermarket. dilute it and use it.
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I usually start with something similar to Chris Lilly's pork injection:
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3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire

From there I have played with different combinations of spices and flavors. Maybe add some of your rub or add some heat with some pepper.
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For Boston Butts:
2 cups of apple juice
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Simple but good, you won't be disappointed.
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For Boston Butts:
2 cups of apple juice
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

Simple but good, you won't be disappointed.

I subbed cider vinegar with Jack Daniels :)
Will see how it turns out tomorrow.
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Pork butts can be great with no injections as well.
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I usually start with something similar to Chris Lilly's pork injection:
Pork injection
3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire

From there I have played with different combinations of spices and flavors. Maybe add some of your rub or add some heat with some pepper.
I do the same, At 160 I foil pan the butt with a foil cover snug tight till it hits 195ish. When it's done I save the juice use a fat separator to get rid of fat and you have something good enough to drink straight. But you might just want to pour it on the pulled pork.

good luck!

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Pork butts can be great with no injections as well.
Amen, Brother! A properly cooked Butt is w-a-y mosit and tender with good texture and Real PORK TASTE! Injection is unneccesary IMO. More often than not, the injected meat I've had was mushy! And I never score mushy meat above a 6.

I've never understood why people look for meat that isn't "enhanced" so they can add it themselves?
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I agree with GTR and Mitch, rub it down real good and let it go. We inject at comps but I have never done it at home.

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I'm with sfisch, if you've got a good lookin' butt and no judges to please, injection is optional. For family and friends I smoke it for a bit then foil early to hold in the juices (which I use later in a sauce/dip).

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