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Inject your butt?

DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 276
edited 6:06PM in EggHead Forum
I've cooked quite a few butts, but have never injected one. I just use Elder Ward's rub with awesome results. However I was thinking of expanding my horizons. Do y'all use an injectable marinade? If so, if you would share the recipe, that would be great.



  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Personally, I never inject anything I cook.

    I'm definitely in the "the fewer holes the better" camp when it comes to cooking meat, regardless if it's on the BGE, on a stove top, etc.

    If you want to further flavor the meat without additional holes, you can try vacuum sealing with a marinade, or by brining the meat... obviously some meats work better than others for brining.

    However, personally, I like to taste the meat and slightly augment that flavor with a rub and/or sauce...

  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    I have tried doing with and without injecting a butt at the same time a few times (I experimented to see what people thought of each one--plus I wanted to see if buying the injection I do is worth it). Everyone I have served butt to have all said the injected one was the best. I use Butchers pork injection. Once you have tasted one with Butchers injected and one without you will understand.

    Here is the link to Butchers BBQ:!injections

    Their brisket injection is equally as good.
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