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Fatback Joe
09-12-2011, 10:46 AM
I had picked up some of Smoky Okie's "Pure Pork Power" and finally had the opportunity to give it a try. I had a 10lb picnic shoulder thawed out and ready to go. I took the skin completely off as I don't eat it and it just interferes with getting bark on one side IMO.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=501&pictureid=4160

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=501&pictureid=4157

When I opened the bag, the first thing I noticed was the smell. It actually smelled good, kind a smokiness to it would be the best way to describe it. The other injections I have used don't generally smell as pleasent. http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/images/smilies/shrug.gif

I mixed the injection according to the instructions on the bag and injected the shoulder and wrapped it in plastic and put it back in the fridge for the night.

Pulled it out in the morning as the smoker was coming up to temp and hit it with a good coating of rub.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=501&pictureid=4159

Put it in the smoker at 250 with a couple of chunks of apple wood for the smoke. It took almost 10 hours on the nose before I took it out and wrapped it in foil to rest for a bit.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=501&pictureid=4156

I did not get up as early as planned, so as a result the pork got a shorter rest than I normally give them. I generally shoot for about 2 hours wrapped and rested, this one got about 30 minutes since it was getting later than our "usual" supper time.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=501&pictureid=4158

It pulled nicely and was very moist. The pics don't do it justice. Between a cheap camera, poor lighting, and weak skills, this is the pic you get. I sincerely wish the pics were better to give the end product justice.


I thought the flavor imparted by the injection was just a tad strong for my tastes. I will probably only go 75% strength on the mix next time I use it. My wife thought it was spot on and felt I shouldn't change a thing for the next time. I can certainly see it's effectiveness in a contest setting when you need that one bit to really pop.

Overall, I really liked the product and would have no hesitation in recommending it for anyone looking for a pork injection to try.

DaChief
09-12-2011, 11:12 AM
I had picked up some of Smoky Okie's "Pure Pork Power" and finally had the opportunity to give it a try. I had a 10lb picnic shoulder thawed out and ready to go. I took the skin completely off as I don't eat it and it just interferes with getting bark on one side IMO.

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4074

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4072

When I opened the bag, the first thing I noticed was the smell. It actually smelled good, kind a smokiness to it would be the best way to describe it. The other injections I have used don't generally smell as pleasent. http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/images/smilies/shrug.gif

I mixed the injection according to the instructions on the bag and injected the shoulder and wrapped it in plastic and put it back in the fridge for the night.

Pulled it out in the morning as the smoker was coming up to temp and hit it with a good coating of rub.

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4075

Put it in the smoker at 250 with a couple of chunks of apple wood for the smoke. It took almost 10 hours on the nose before I took it out and wrapped it in foil to rest for a bit.

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4071

I did not get up as early as planned, so as a result the pork got a shorter rest than I normally give them. I generally shoot for about 2 hours wrapped and rested, this one got about 30 minutes since it was getting later than our "usual" supper time.

http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=4073

It pulled nicely and was very moist. The pics don't do it justice. Between a cheap camera, poor lighting, and weak skills, this is the pic you get. I sincerely wish the pics were better to give the end product justice.


I thought the flavor imparted by the injection was just a tad strong for my tastes. I will probably only go 75% strength on the mix next time I use it. My wife thought it was spot on and felt I shouldn't change a thing for the next time. I can certainly see it's effectiveness in a contest setting when you need that one bit to really pop.

Overall, I really liked the product and would have no hesitation in recommending it for anyone looking for a pork injection to try.


That invisible picture doesn't look very good to me at all. :crazy:

Fatback Joe
09-12-2011, 11:21 AM
That invisible picture doesn't look very good to me at all. :crazy:

Hmmmm......I see them just fine......or maybe it is in my head.......guess it is time for some troubleshooting.

nucornhusker
09-12-2011, 11:26 AM
No picture also.

Fatback Joe
09-12-2011, 11:28 AM
How about now, Chief?

Will work for bbq
09-12-2011, 11:53 AM
I see them, it looks very good:hungry:, thanks for the review on the injection.

thirdeye
09-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Thanks for posting that review. Just curious have you tried Fab-P, if so how does it compare? And does it contain phosphates and MSG?

Fatback Joe
09-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Thanks for posting that review. Just curious have you tried Fab-P, if so how does it compare? And does it contain phosphates and MSG?

No, I have not tried Fab-P, but I have tried Butchers and Kosmo's and based on the first impression, it holds it's own.

I know it contains phosphates, but I don't remember for sure on the MSG. I can look tonight when I get home though.

DaChief
09-12-2011, 03:11 PM
How about now, Chief?

Sweet! :thumb:

SmokyOkie
09-12-2011, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the review Joe. I'm glad you liked it
Thanks for posting that review. Just curious have you tried Fab-P, if so how does it compare? And does it contain phosphates and MSG?

It does have both MSG and phosphate in it.

It has much more pork flavor that most competitive products, seared pork flavor.
It also has a good deal less soy than most competitive products.

Feel free to PM me if you would like more info on it.

Here's a link (http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?10013-Pure-Pork-Power#post119936) to a thread on another site if you would like to see other reactions to Joe's post.

thirdeye
09-12-2011, 04:46 PM
Thanks for the review Joe. I'm glad you liked it


It does have both MSG and phosphate in it.

It has much more pork flavor that most competitive products, seared pork flavor.
It also has a good deal less soy than most competitive products.

Feel free to PM me if you would like more info on it.

Here's a link (http://www.theqjoint.com/forum/showthread.php?10013-Pure-Pork-Power#post119936) to a thread on another site if you would like to see other reactions to Joe's post.

Thanks for the follow up, I'm behind the benefits of phosphates, and only inquired about MSG (which I use in my at-home cooking, and buy rubs containing it) from a secondary standpoint as two of my biggest cooks each year are for 200 plus.

SmokyOkie
09-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Thanks for the follow up, I'm behind the benefits of phosphates, and only inquired about MSG (which I use in my at-home cooking, and buy rubs containing it) from a secondary standpoint as two of my biggest cooks each year are for 200 plus.

Where are you in Wyoming?