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Old 12-07-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Re: Great night for a smoke

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Im been up in the air all week as to which night I should proceed with round two...a boston butt up top and a packer brisket on the bottom. Also have some sweet sausage to snack on throughout.

After watching the weather all week tonights the night. Its 36 now and just started snowing...the low will be 27. The flag is lightly floating so its a green light.

Am starting to trim the meats now and once thats done I can figure out the start time.

Hewre's the question....inject the butt or not??? If so with what? I will let you decide...you have a few hours to go....
Just my personal opinion here, but I think a pork butt cooked in the 230-260 range to an internal temp of 190-200 is plenty moist -- I wouldn't consider injecting for the sake of moistness. Also, I think a butt with a tasty, bold rub has flavor aplenty -- I wouldn't consider injecting for the sake of flavor, either. So from my viewpoint, why bother injecting?

Good luck on your smoke!

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
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I agree with John, I'd skip the injection, just my preference though... Good luck Jim, post alot of pic's of your progress!
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:45 PM   #3
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I can't imagine a pulled pork that has been injected personally, they tend to turn out tender and juicy just fine without it.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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I pull my butts of the WSM at 190* and hold for 4 hrs...always moist and easy pulling!
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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Glad your smokin! Just cook the butt and eat it! (scarf all the burnt ends you can while nobody is looking!)
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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Then the injection free's have it. I have never injected butts before but was wondering if anyone had any good ideas.
Another question...on the brisket...fat side up or down??? I think I may have had a stroke since the last time I Q'd...

By the way, its snowing like nobody's business here now...
Normally I go fat side up 100%, but since you're doing it on the bottom grate under a butt, go fat side down!
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I cook brisket fat side down no matter top or bottom grate. After they are done (when the therm goes in like butter...not a specific internal temp) I wrap them in foil and rest it FAT SIDE UP...that seems to tenderize perfectly for me.

Oh, and I hold for a minimum of 4 hours.
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:16 AM   #8
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give the brisket time!
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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Where's the food porn?

Jim,
How'd they turn out? Are they done by now?
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Wow. brisket looks great, Jim! Great job!!
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