Butt Brineing

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by nepas, May 15, 2012.

  1. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No need for rocket science, easy peasy brine.

    Got this recipe from a forum member. Easy peasy butt brine

    Here is the basic brine. Forgot  the white pepper/salt in the pic.
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    Brown sugar
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    Apple cider vinegar.
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    Added the pepper, salt, brown sugar and vinegar. Mixed up good. (spirits added later in bout 9 hours)
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    I'm going to inject some of the brine.
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    Submerge into the brine.
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    Cover/fridge. Will add the spirits later. Tomorrow rinse butt and rub down with dry rub before the smoker.
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  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  , Hmmm ...   I'll check back later.
     
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

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  4. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Tag for follow up.  [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  5. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Took the butt out of the brine this morning, rinsed and patted down some.

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    Ready for the rub.

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    Rub applied.

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    Now into the Master Forge with hickory/apple mix.

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  6. Looking good...did you add the spirits? 
     
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did you loose your big bag of rub? Can't wait for the end!
     
  8. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Went last night to the liquor store and bought a cheap bottle of bourbon. added 8oz at 10pm. (forgot pic)
     
  9. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Butt is smoking right along and smelling good. The guys building the 3 houses next to me asked when will lunch be done...LOL Not for awhile amigos.

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  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good [​IMG]
     
  11. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stalled at 172.

    I hate them stalls
     
  12. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Getting closer.

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  13. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking really good, Rick. I loved the taste of a brined butt! Yours looks to make mouths drool!
     
  14. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So far so good.

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    Blade pulled right out.
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    I just wore my black knight gloves and pulled by hand.
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    Taste is really good, wife likes it to.

    Tomorrows lunch.

    Pulled pork, elbow noodles, mixed into bean with bacon soup.........WOOOHOOO
     
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that sure looks tasty Rick 
     
  16. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Looks really good Rick!!!

    A couple of questions if you don't mind,

    How long did you let it soak in the brine?

    About how much did you inject into it?

    Oh and one more, do those frogmats help keep the racks clean and are they easy to clean?
     
  17. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brine soaked overnight. Added 8oz of the spirits the last 6 hours of the brine. Note i didnt use the CR, Got cheaper bourbon later in the evening.

    Injected 4 times (8oz)

    You will still have semi dirty racks, I toss the rack and frogmat into the dishwasher.
     
  18. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Thanks Rick! I've been thinking of getting some because I'm real tired of scrubbing racks.

    I injected a butt once with Chris Lilly's recipe but after I was done I realized I forgot to add the water so it was almost pure apple juice, it didn't turn out very good, way too sweet. I think I'm going to try your method here, it sounds real good.

    I'm glad you didn't use that good CR, that's for sipping!
     
  19. that looked great![​IMG]
     

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