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bnew17
09-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Brethren i need a Boston Butt injection recipe for this weekend. This will be my first butt so im kinda in the dark on this part of the process. Thanks! Yal have a great Labor Day weekend!:thumb:

Ron_L
09-02-2011, 11:48 AM
Use the Google search near the bottom of the page and search for Chris Lilly Injection

Lake Dogs
09-02-2011, 11:49 AM
Apple juice, worchestershire sauce, and a little of your rub. SImple, flavorful, happy results.

swibirun
09-02-2011, 12:29 PM
+1 on Chris Lilly injection

---k---
09-02-2011, 12:36 PM
I've been using Chris Lilly's with really good luck. Though, I've started cutting the sugar and salt in half and haven't noticed a fall off.

Team DD
09-02-2011, 12:37 PM
I cooked one last weekend without injection. Put dry rub on outside, cooked slow for 10 hours and put some sauce on it about the last hour or so. Everyone loved it.

Just saying, you may not need an injection.

kwas68
09-02-2011, 12:53 PM
Chris Lilly injection here too. Just cut the salt in half.

bover
09-02-2011, 12:53 PM
Apple juice, apple cider vinegar, wooster, and some rub. Works great for me.

AUBBQ
09-02-2011, 01:19 PM
I use an apple juice based injection as well. Chris Lilly’s recipe is a good starting point.

JMSetzler
09-02-2011, 01:34 PM
The Big Bob Gibson BBQ Book has Lilly's standard injection and one other that looks good too...

Standard: 3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

There is a recipe in the book for peach pork butt that has the following injection listed:

3/4 cup peach juice
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

I bet the second injection would be equally good with pineapple juice and soy sauce...

El Ropo
09-02-2011, 03:33 PM
I'm the laziest mofo on the planet, so I don't bother :)

No injection, spritz, mop, nothing. No peeking either. Still get great PP. If it were a competition, I'd think about it, but for backyard cooking, it's just extra hassle. JMHO, YMMV.

expatpig
09-02-2011, 05:20 PM
I'm the laziest mofo on the planet, so I don't bother :)

No injection, spritz, mop, nothing. No peeking either. Still get great PP. If it were a competition, I'd think about it, but for backyard cooking, it's just extra hassle. JMHO, YMMV.

Ditto! Rub it and forget it until it's done. I like my pork to taste like mostly...pork.

DirtyDirty00
09-02-2011, 05:38 PM
I bet the second injection would be equally good with pineapple juice and soy sauce...

I think Ur onto something here! The pineapple juice sounds amazing.

bluenote07
09-02-2011, 06:59 PM
One more for Chris Lilly's. With some modifications.

expatpig
09-02-2011, 07:36 PM
I think Ur onto something here! The pineapple juice sounds amazing.

Be careful with the pineapple juice, it contains an enzyme that breaks down protein and will make your butt mushy!

btcg
09-02-2011, 08:13 PM
One more for Chris Lilly's. With some modifications.


What is that avatar? OMG- I needed an injection after seeing that. :becky:

btcg
09-02-2011, 08:14 PM
Be careful with the pineapple juice, it contains an enzyme that breaks down protein and will make your butt mushy!

Yep,

Pineapple is a no-no.

JoeSmoker
09-02-2011, 09:16 PM
I am still a beginner, so I have not used an injection yet, but it is certainly on the horizon. Let us know which one you use and how it comes out!

JMSetzler
09-02-2011, 09:23 PM
Yep,

Pineapple is a no-no.

Yes.. pineapple has a natural meat tenderizing element for sure, but I'm gonna have to call some doubts on it making a pork shoulder 'mushy'. I have marinated all sorts of meat in pineapple juice before and never experienced mushiness as a result. I have marinated meat for jerky in pineapple/soy mixes for 24 hours before with no negative results. It would take incredible amounts of time for pineapple juice to have that effect on meat. We're not talking long periods of marinating here.

My newbie experience in Q can't let me speak from experience on this, but if someone here has used pineapple before and experienced a 'mushy butt' I'd love to hear about it.

bam
09-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Never had a problem with pineapple juice. I use combo 1/2 apple juice 1/2 pineapple for the liquid. I use kosmo's and some of the rub.

gtr
09-02-2011, 10:23 PM
I'll chime in for injecting not being necessary.

I'm actually doing 2 butts this weekend (was supposed to get a whole shoulder but it fell through :tsk:) I'm gonna try one like I normally do and inject the other one most likely with Chris Lily's. I've done a comparison before (with an Adam Perry Lang recipe) and liked 'em both about the same - the injected one may have been a little better, but not enough for me to make it a regular thing - but I'm gonna keep checking it out. :thumb:

LoneStarMojo
09-02-2011, 10:51 PM
I was always inject with...wait for it......nuttin. Rub er down and smoke it!. Never had a dry one unless I way over cooked (can be interpreted as "overslept"). You pretty much have to abuse a butt to make a bad one. And like a previous poster...Pork tastes best to me when it tastes like smokey pork. But lots of folks on here seem to like the injections, so whatever you do, I hope it turns out Fark-tastic! Good luck and can't wait to see the pron!

shskr
09-04-2011, 08:35 PM
I haven't injected before, but will try one next time. I just rub and smoke.