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injected pork shoulder

 Yesterday July 4th I tried something new I injected my pork shoulder with apple juice and I also put a gallon of apple juice in the drip pan ,I had two shoulders in the egg they came out INSANE I would recommend  this my only problem was it took almost 23hrs  for the pork to reach 185 degrees im not sure if this is because I had 2 shoulders in the egg or because I had all the apple juice in the drip pan or a combo of both 
2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
Long Island N.Y.

Comments

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    I cooked many excellent butts over the years without injection.

    Discussion on this forum prompted me to try it - I will always inject from now on.   I am sold on it.

    Did you inject with pure apple juice?    I have been using a mixture of strained Italian salad dress and Louisiana hot sauce.

     

    Cookin in Texas
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    I used pure apple juice ,I like you have made many pork shoulders & butts in the past with out but I think im sold that thats the way to go 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,254
    I usually use the Chris Lilly injection for pork shoulders, which is mostly apple juice and a handful of other ingredients.  Good stuff.

    I'm smoking some picnics tonight or tomorrow.
    Knoxville, TN
  • finsterfinster Posts: 134
    I used Myron Mixon's injection from Smokin' on the 4th and it turned out great.  Mostly AJ with a little cider vin salt and sugar.  Yummo 
    MBGE in Charleston

  • TurtleCreekTurtleCreek Posts: 140
    As long as it came out awesome and you are happy ... that's all that matters. 23 hours seems long for two average sized butts though.  Are you sure your therm is accurate?  Maybe you were actually cooking at a lower temp than you thought.  Just my initial thought.   A gallon of juice in the pan is a lot, but i think it would come up to temp with in a reasonable time frame.
  • LTAFlynEggLTAFlynEgg Posts: 84

    I usually use the Chris Lilly injection for pork shoulders, which is mostly apple juice and a handful of other ingredients.  Good stuff.

    I'm smoking some picnics tonight or tomorrow.

    I cooked 24 lbs of butt wed/Thur using Chris Lilly injection. I will always inject, the flavor it adds through the meat is worth it.
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 426
    I usually use the Chris Lilly injection for pork shoulders, which is mostly apple juice and a handful of other ingredients.  Good stuff.

    I'm smoking some picnics tonight or tomorrow.
    I cooked 24 lbs of butt wed/Thur using Chris Lilly injection. I will always inject, the flavor it adds through the meat is worth it.
    +1 to both of the above comments.


    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    I use chicken stock with Yardbird rub mixed together for our competition pork. That's done very well for me.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    @Charlesmaneri the gallon of apple juice in the drip pan is what caused the longer cooking time.
  • I threw some on today that were injected with 2 parts beer and one part cider vinegar.
  • So, what is the recipe for Chris lily injection?
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