Can i use eastern north carolina vinegar sauce as an injection?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jackbgood2004, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. jackbgood2004

    jackbgood2004 Newbie

    Can i use eastern north carolina vinegar sauce as an injection?
     
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I wouldn't But that's just me. Vinegar tends to make the meat a bit mushy in my opinion.
     
  3. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

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  5. jackbgood2004

    jackbgood2004 Newbie

    I tried it on some shoulders just to see how it would do. It seemed to do good really juicy and tender pulled pork. I was going to cook a whole hog soon and was wondering what others thought. To tell you the truth the meat did not need any sauce added it seemed to be the perfect blend. But it could of just been my lucky day but the pork seemed perfect.
     
  6. smokenado

    smokenado Smoke Blower

    I have didn't use too much hit the pork butt in about 6 places my dad said it was my best one yet. I posted the sauce recipe on the sauce forum.
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am going to Buck the Tide here and say, there is no reason you can't but you should only let the meat rest no more than a couple of hours before Smoking. Beyond that the Vinegar will start denaturing the Proteins and as the guys stated above the meat will gut mushy. You might consider cutting the Vinegar with some Apple Juice, if too sweet for you any liquid will do, to reduce the overall acidity...JJ
     
  8. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I feel that JJ is right if you only let it sit a couple of hours. I do all my injecting and seasoning the day before i smoke. So i don't want vinegar in my injection
     

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