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what kind of injector

MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
with all the talk on ham/turkey injecton i want to try it. in several pics i see plastic and stanless steel injectors. what works the best?
Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Mickey,[p]At this years Eggtoberfest someone had a ham they had injected with Honey Praline Marinade. You can buy the Cajun Injector brand or Tony Chacceri (sp?) You can buy the refill bottle or one with the injector included. We live in Atlanta and my wife found Tony's brand at Wal Mart yesterday. I can't wait to do a ham next weekend.[p]Inject the ham all over. Then score the ham and rub with marinade & nuts (if you like nuts). Cook indirect with platesetter & drip pan for how long the ham package suggests. YUmmy....[p]Good luck[p]Kim Youngblood
    (aka vidalia1)

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,874
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    <p />Mickey,
    over the years I've gone through a lot of those cheapies. Maybe 2 hams and the plastic vial gets cracked or most often the plastic threads get stripped. I've just excepted the fact these are disposable tools and do not get ticked any more. I have found this unit however at Bed Bath & Beyond for $10 (less with 20% coupon) and it is sturdy. I except it will last much longer! Note it has two sizes of needles - only draw back is the needles are straight tubes not the pinched end with side holes.

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,874
    I meant to add that I plan to smash the end of one of the needles and then using a Dremmel I'll either cut or grind side holes. But again even if I ruin it that won't be the first to go bad quickly!

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Mickey, Try the link below. I bought one of these a couple years ago after going through many cheepies and have been very pleased. This thing is awesome.[p]http://www.spitjack.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=MAGNUM&gclid=CJfRy_WJ0I8CFQGNHgod-UIdzA

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    Retread,
    Is that not outlawed in 6 states?
    WOW...........
    Thanks, that could work.
    Mickey

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Mickey,
    Hey, this is a great question. You"ve seen my collection of injectors. The one you get will almost certainly depend on how often you are going to use the injection method. I would suggest that you try it first. get the Cajun injector with the injector packeged with it. give it a try. if this is something you like, they also make a stainless steel one that holds about 4oz. That is the one I use. Or get the one that RRP recommends. I happen to use mine frequently, so I have a good one. [p]I have gone to the local Feed Mill and bought syringes used for horse vaccinations. These work well too. [p]One tip. Wash them well when you are done. Then when dry, put a little oil on the O-ring, for storage. you will find that the syringe will not stick the next time you use it. [p]Have fun[p]M

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,738
    RRP,
    do you still own the really big cabellas one, pretty useless for what he wants to do, however it works really good injecting pulled pork about half way into the cook with vinegar base sauces. ive been injecting them during the plataue stage while in the egg so mess isnt much of a problem with that injector

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 14,874
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    <p />fishlessman,
    no, I sent this 18" long monstrosity back.

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,113
    Retread,
    Just called the guy you gave me the site address. I ordered the 4" short regular one (not the industrial one).
    Thanks, people like you make this forum what it is.....

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • PIGPIG Posts: 1
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  • vidalia1,
    check cabela's out.... they have two sizes.... both are made of heavy duty stainless.... and are reasonably priced.... all of their stuff is unconditioanlly guaranteed...i've had both sizes for five years and they are excellent!( i know i sound like i work for cabela's... but it's hard to beat their price/quality)

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  • raider60raider60 Posts: 62
    So as a newbie, which size should I get? The two or four ounce variety? I intend on smoking briskets, turkeys, pork butt/shoulder. Thanks for your help-
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