Chris lilly injection question?

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by vonk15, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. So, i whipped up some of chris lillys'injection for pork butt. I tasted it and it is God awfully salty! Anyone else notice this or is it just that, salty? Don't know if i wanna pump up my pork with so much salt. Just to cover my bases, i used the recipe that you can find anywhere. The quarter cup of salt one. Any reassurance that it's supposed to be so salty would be welcome. Thanks
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Holy Smokes! He put that much Table Salt in 1 1/4 Cup liquid!?!  And guys on other site Swear it is Amazing??? I use that much Table Salt in a GALLON of injectable Brine!. One, Two teaspoons tops, is more than enough Table salt in that amount of liquid for my taste and what I would serve to the public in the restaurant I ran. I would not use that much Salt as a Dry Brine...Award Winning Pit Master, no doubt, but that just seems crazy to me...JJ[​IMG]
  3. Yeah, i thought that seemed like alot but i was just following the recipe. But yes, it is crazy salty. I'll just remake the batch and cut the salt way down. Thanks chef jimmy
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I saw his recipes too & it makes me wonder if he really uses this stuff.

    I doubt if he would give out his comp recipes to his competitors or anyone else.

  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I looked at his recipe...   1/4 cup salt for a 16# butt....   I've never seen a 16# butt but maybe he injects 2...  

    Soooo, 1/4 cup is about 75 grams, depending on which salt you use... and 16#'s of butt = ~7300 grams....  75 / 7300 = 0.01 x 100 = 1% salt..  That's true only if you inject all the solution...  I generally inject 2% salt in meats....
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016
  6. jeffinn

    jeffinn Fire Starter

    I've used his injection numerous times and didnt find it to be overly salty.
  7. Thanks y'all! I just made another batch and put in 1tblsp of salt and it worked for me. Still plenty salty i thougt but not mouth puckering, lol
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The injection liquid will be way salty, BUT not when it's mixed with 16#'s of butt..... 1/4 cup would have been correct...
  9. I have used this many times with great results. I used 1/4 cup Kosher salt (not table salt). The finished butt is not salty at all and very juicy.
  10. All Competition Recipes are Salty. I'm a Pro Comp Cook. I tone my stuff down cooking at home.

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