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Injector??

I am in the market for a quality injector. Suggestions?

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  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 257
    Bayou Classic is the one I own and I like it a lot.
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 12,664
    Are you looking for a electric or a manual one?

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  • Miked125 said:
    Bayou Classic is the one I own and I like it a lot.
    How about a quality report? How many times have you used it?

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,788
    i have the bayou classic and like it, but the needle is big and some might not want that. i find it works best if i inject while the meat is hot and in the egg, have used it with butts and turkey. if i were looking to replace it though it would be with a spitjack
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,159
    If it looks cheap, dont get it.  I have broke a few and the cheap ones get clogged super easy.  

    The injector on the right is what I use now and it is great. The injector of the left is cheap and I have broke a few of them (got as a gift) in the past.  
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    Columbus, Ohio
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,159
    just looked at the spitjack . . looks hardcore!  I guess their are more options than I thought.  Just dont go plastic cheapo bc it wont last.
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,034
    I got this one for $15 during a "gold box" deal on Amazon


    It is great quality.  My  complaint is the "needles" are really big, thus they make a big hole in the meat.  I wish they offered a needle that was a smaller diameter.   Sometimes the large needle is great if you have a thick injection or lots of spices/solids; however for a liquid injection I don't find it works great.  The liquid just oozes right out of the hole when you pull it out.  

    Note: I think this is the same as the Bayou Classic. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,041
    I use the Bayou classic stainless steel. It has two needles. One for the grainier injections and one for straight liquid. It works fine for me. It does have a larger size needle.
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 6,350
    If you haven't tried injecting before, I would say just pick up a cheap one first. I have one of the plastic ones and for the few times I've used it, its fine. I can't remember the last time I injected, doesn't seem to help as much as a brine for chicken. Just IMHO.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,034
    Hmmmm...while I was looking I just ran across this:


    It looks to be similar, and the needle looks smaller.  Heck for $6.88 and prime I might just order one of these for the smaller needle! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • KtimKtim Posts: 364
    I have one from Big Green Egg it is very nice.
    sumpter township Mi.
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  • Hmmmm...while I was looking I just ran across this:


    It looks to be similar, and the needle looks smaller.  Heck for $6.88 and prime I might just order one of these for the smaller needle! 
    $6.88! I just picked one up. LOVE Amazon Prime.

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  • DMW said:
    If you haven't tried injecting before, I would say just pick up a cheap one first. I have one of the plastic ones and for the few times I've used it, its fine. I can't remember the last time I injected, doesn't seem to help as much as a brine for chicken. Just IMHO.
    I have injected, but I have used the cheap plastic one that comes with a commercial injection. The plan is to venture out and make my own. We shall see!

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,100
    For all you injectors a reminder-wrap the target meat in a plastic wrap and inject thru the wrap.  Greatly cuts down on the stray shot and reduces the post-injection clean-up.  And yes, I learned the hard way!
    Louisville
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,034
    lousubcap said:
    For all you injectors a reminder-wrap the target meat in a plastic wrap and inject thru the wrap.  Greatly cuts down on the stray shot and reduces the post-injection clean-up.  And yes, I learned the hard way!
    There is a dirty joke in their somewhere ;)


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 591
    NDG said:

    If it looks cheap, dont get it.  I have broke a few and the cheap ones get clogged super easy.  


    The injector on the right is what I use now and it is great. The injector of the left is cheap and I have broke a few of them (got as a gift) in the past.  
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    XL and a Small BGE.

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  • I have the good metal one but never use it. Be glad to send it to you for nada.

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  • HelmetHelmet Posts: 120
    @SmokeyPitt - Thanks, I ordered it and it is indeed the EXACT same one as the Bayou but with a smaller needle (which I've been wanting) and a neck-down adapter to make it fit. Now I've got an extra injector body if I ever need one.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,034
    Helmet said:
    @SmokeyPitt - Thanks, I ordered it and it is indeed the EXACT same one as the Bayou but with a smaller needle (which I've been wanting) and a neck-down adapter to make it fit. Now I've got an extra injector body if I ever need one.
    @Helmet
    Mine just came too :).   I came here to post the exact same thing.  Identical injector with a coupling to step down to a normal sized needle.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    NDG said:
    If it looks cheap, dont get it.  I have broke a few and the cheap ones get clogged super easy.  

    The injector on the right is what I use now and it is great. The injector of the left is cheap and I have broke a few of them (got as a gift) in the past.  
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    I also own the one on the right. +1



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