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DustyQ
12-20-2017, 12:00 PM
I've been lurking here for a while getting lots of great info and the answers to all of my questions were easily found with a quick search of the forum. I never joined because I didn't have anything to ask or anything meaningful to add to anyone else's response to another question.

I know this is probably frowned upon as a new forum member...but I couldn't keep this to myself this close to Christmas.

My wife wanted to get me a new marinade injector for Christmas. So I told her I'd find the one I wanted at the best price. I started searching for the popular tube fed, auto filling, siphon gun type injector that I'd been wanting. I never got one because they're a bit pricey if you're not using it frequently.

Well, this time of year the BBQ stores are mostly sold out of the popular one on the market, and anything that is available is so at a significant markup.

With a little research I came to find that these types of auto injectors are derived from the agricultural industry and used to vaccinate large numbers of livestock in rapid succession, hence the tube feed and adjustable injection dose volume.

A little more snooping and I found that I could get one of these from a ag-supply website at a huge discount compared to the ones marketed as BBQ injectors.

The one I ordered was $10...yes TEN BUCKS!!! (plus 7.95 shipping) link below.

http://www.leedstone.com/premium-injector.html

I ordered from their website on a Monday afternoon and received it the following Wednesday (yeah 2 days). I was impressed.

I should have ordered a couple but I wasn't sure about the quality. Turns out its pretty darn nice, excellent quality and works great with any regular marinating needle. (not included) With shipping and the needle it was less than half the price of what I was finding in any BBQ store.

I am in no way affiliated with this company/website nor am I or benefitting from this posting in any way. I just wanted so share this to anyone who needs a nice inexpensive gift for themselves or someone else for Christmas.

Happy Holidays,
Dusty

BBQchef33
12-20-2017, 12:03 PM
i paid $30 bucks for a similar one.. gonna grab one of those to compare. Thanks

SmittyJonz
12-20-2017, 12:32 PM
:thumb:

cowgirl
12-20-2017, 12:37 PM
I use sterilized, sealed syringes made for large livestock. The injectors are really handy too!
Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum Dusty!

Shagbark
12-20-2017, 01:35 PM
Good post. . . Merry Christmas

Stingerhook
12-20-2017, 01:53 PM
Thanks for the share and glad to have you here.

DustyQ
12-20-2017, 02:07 PM
i paid $30 bucks for a similar one.. gonna grab one of those to compare. Thanks


Great! Let me know how this one stacks up against another. I think it works great but I have no frame of reference for comparison.

Bob C Cue
12-20-2017, 03:54 PM
A great way to inject yourself into the conversation with your first Q-talk post. :wink: Welcome and thanks for the good advice!

KORND4WG X
12-20-2017, 04:21 PM
Thanks for the link, ordered. I just received one that I ordered off amazon for ~$60 and it works well so Iím interested to compare :thumb:

I never joined because I didn't have anything to ask or anything meaningful to add to anyone else's response to another question

That hasnít stopped me :becky:

wihint
12-20-2017, 05:04 PM
Thank you and welcome to the family.

frognot
12-20-2017, 05:20 PM
Dusty, thanks for posting that link. Really good deal there.

toymaster
12-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Ya did good Dusty. Looks like you found me a cheap Christmas present for myself :thumb:

effinUker
12-20-2017, 06:15 PM
Welcome aboard, and thanks for the great tip.

Bob C Cue
12-20-2017, 06:30 PM
And now you have the fun task of thanking everyone who thanked you! :wink:

Mikhail
12-20-2017, 06:37 PM
Looks like a great deal, and welcome. I guess my only question would be if it is food safe.

Hoss
12-20-2017, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the tip and WELCOME!

KORND4WG X
12-20-2017, 07:54 PM
I already got a shipping notification :thumb:

Smoking Piney
12-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Dusty,

Welcome!

No noobie hazing goes on here, but you certainly earned your wings right off the bat with your post. :thumb:

DustyQ
12-21-2017, 08:27 AM
Looks like a great deal, and welcome. I guess my only question would be if it is food safe.

This was a concern of mine as well. But, while searching for this one, two things became readily apparent:

#1 The commercially available "BBQ" injector is sold for use on livestock in Australia and the UK. I assume it was developed for veterinary applications and repurposed as a BBQ injector because I can't imagine a scenario that would require adjusting a "dose" of BBQ injection in 0.5cc increments.

#2 The one I linked and purchased is used to inject butts & briskets while they're still on the hoof...so I assume whatever its made of is non-toxic...but its probably made in china so who knows.

The packaging doesn't say "food grade" or anything, but it does recommend lubricating the plunger with "food grade vegetable oil".

So far my only regret with this purchase is that I should have ordered more than one. I'm really impressed with how sturdy it is and I can't believe they can sell this thing for ten bucks.

garyk1398
12-21-2017, 08:29 AM
Thanks for the info and welcome to the forum. :)

Garyclaw
12-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Kudos on the research, Dusty!

Sid Post
12-21-2017, 03:43 PM
Those things work really well on cattle still on the hoof. I've been known to use some cattle fly spray on my pants legs occasionally but, it's not recommended.

I couldn't get syringes for allergy shots several times (war on drugs issue) so, I seriously considered going to my large animal vet but, I hated large bore needles! I have used them for various projects in engineering school during college though.

However, a meat injector option for a holiday roast or ham never crossed my mind. Hmm ... those would surely beat the @#$% ones I find locally in the grocery stores.

RevZiLLa
12-21-2017, 05:29 PM
Welcome!

Kanco Connection
12-21-2017, 06:15 PM
Thanks, Dusty. Welcome.

DustyQ
12-24-2017, 12:48 AM
So. Any input on how these compare to the higher priced injectors?

Burnt at Both Endz
12-24-2017, 08:13 AM
I use sterilized, sealed syringes made for large livestock. The injectors are really handy too!
Thanks for the post and welcome to the forum Dusty!

This is what I do, but when I wash them to reuse I'll spray with some food grade silicone.:thumb:

Clay-b-que
12-24-2017, 10:07 AM
Looks good but I don't think it comes with needles. Welcome to the bretheren!

BillN
12-24-2017, 11:47 AM
Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing.

DustyQ
01-08-2018, 08:52 AM
Any feedback from anyone that ordered one of these. Looking for feedback comparing this one to one of the ones sold as "BBQ" injectors.

The only problem I've had with this one was when I didn't filter my injection properly and I had to remove and clean the needle valve in the end of the injector barrel. My rub is ground pretty fine but still has some insoluble particles in it when I mix with apple juice. Looks like I'll have to filter with cheesecloth or a coffee filter next time.

How does this compare to the others? Are they ok with insoluble particles, or are they liquid only? I'm willing to buy a more expensive one, just wondering if they're any different and therefore worth the extra cost.