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Injected Butts

RumrunnerRumrunner Posts: 563
edited 2:11PM in EggHead Forum
<p />These two butts ( 7 and 7½ lbs respectively) were injected, 10% weight ratio, with Dale's Sauce and apple juice, then rubbed down with Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, chili powder and some thyme. They sat in a plastic bag over night in the refrigerator. They cooked indirect (firebricks and drip pan) at 250°** for 8½ hours to an internal of 197°. [p]** the 250° was the dome temperature. Temperature at the grid level, beside the firebricks was 300°. The butts sat approximately four inches above the grid on a rack sitting on the drip pan. I am convinced now that "injected" butts will cook quicker than "non" injected. Btw, the meat is out of this world, too bad it's going to a party today ;)


  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    <p />Rumrunner,[p]8.5 hours seems awefully fast. I have the same cook to do for the 26th. I'm going to try that same thing. Not sure what Dale's sauce is but I think I can find something.[p]Thanks for sharing.[p]Insomnia signing off.[p]zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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    <p />MickeyT, Dales' Sauce is a soy and spice infused liquid that can be found in the grocer's barbecue sauce section, usually the top shelf. Moore's will work, too. Here is a pic of the Dale's Sauce bottle. Injecting will help the butts cook up to 25% faster.
  • Rumrunner,
    What was the ratio of Dale's to apple juice for the injection? I'm not clear on that. Thanks.

  • MerlinEgger, 50/50 Dales and apple juice. I inject 10% solution vs. weight. Ten pound butt gets one pound solution.

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