Discussion in 'Pork' started by jackbgood2004, Oct 7, 2013.
Can i use eastern north carolina vinegar sauce as an injection?
I wouldn't But that's just me. Vinegar tends to make the meat a bit mushy in my opinion.
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.
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.
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
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