Cherry Dr Pepper infused Pulled Pork

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  1. shotgun88

    shotgun88 Newbie

    As a lover of great smoked meats, I'm always looking for ways to try new flavors.  It was also a great excuse to use my marinade injector.


    I love making pulled pork, because the meat is pretty idiot-proof and is usually very reasonable at the register.  Typically, I apply the rub the day before, but because I used the injector, I did everything all at once.


    Start with the meat, rinse it off with cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.  I went to GFS and bought a set of bussing bins which I use for meat prep.  They are pretty cheap and work great!


    Using the marinade injector, I put about an ounce of Cherry Dr. Pepper every two inches in the roast.
     
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  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This thread is a week old!

    How did the PP turn out?

    Al
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Morning Al....  I realize it's an older thread...   I thought it was important to note the dangers of cola, when using cures, for folks who may read this later...

    Dave
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No problem Dave.

    I was just wondering how the Pulled pork turned out, he never told us!

    I inject my butts, but I have never used Dr. Pepper, kinda like to know if if was good.

    Al
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2016
  6. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, I wanted to know how it turned out too.

    Dave that's a very important piece of info on cure and cola--I sure never heard of that.

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary, morning.....   I've been spending a lot of time trying to find out what the specific danger is....   Does it form some weird compound and what does it do ???    I can't find squat on what happens when it gets mixed...    I should write the author.....  maybe....
     
  8. I got this same recipe in my email from the newsletter you get when you sign up here. Want to try it but it is a 14 hour smoke. Have not done longer times like that. Looks really good though
     
  9. bowhunter3290

    bowhunter3290 Smoke Blower

    hey Dave, question  why is it bad to put cola with nitrite just wondering?
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CB gave a good explanation on a previous thread.... 

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    Mixing nitrite OR nitrate with anything that's too acidic could result in a chemical reaction that produces nitric oxide gas.  Nitric oxide gas can be easily inhaled and can be deadly at very low levels.

    The Permissible Exposure Limit(PEL) is set at 25 Parts Per MIllion (ppm).  That means you can ONLY be exposed to 25 ppm over an 8 hour time period.

    The Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) is only 100 ppm.  That means if you inhale a lungful of air, and 100 ppm is nitric oxide, you could die.

    For reference, 1 ppm is eqivilent to 1 inch out of 15.79 miles!  Not very much.

    Now that I have the fear factor out of the way, just don't use curing agents in anything with a pH of less than 4.8 (5 is better) and you should be good to go.

    I have my job listed as safety guy, but I specialize in toxicology and human interaction to industrial chemistry.  Yes, what we use for curing is an industrial chemical...  Look em up!
     

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