hat to use for injecting a brisket ?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by triplebq, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    What do you use to inject a brisket with ? I have never done one and am thinking of trying it . Mine have NEVER needed any more flavor but I am willing to try .
  2. herkysprings

    herkysprings Smoking Fanatic

    Do you mean tools?

    Or flavours?

    I would guess you inject with what ever marinade you might use. Dr Pepper one comes to mind.

    Or a mixture of apple juice (your mop even) + some of your rub?
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Keep it simple to start with. Beef broth, usually low sodium or homemade, maybe some rub mixed with it, worchestershire sauce. Mess around with it, just try not to get too salty.....seems like a salty injection really gets intense when it cooks.

    For moisture and tenderness the Butcher's injection is tough to beat IMO

  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My FAVORITE injection for brisket is some Tender Quick, garlic, pepper, brown sugar,...pastrami!

    Since we aren't talking pastrami then with a brisket there are so many things you can inject into it.
    Some beef broth with garlic and hot pepper
    Honey with a little water (nice sweet natural flavor)
    Italian dressing with extra garlic (strained)
    never tried hot sauce but could be good
    chipotle (because it makes everything better)

    I bet ShooterRick's injection would be good in a brisket, gotta try that.
  5. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    funny you post this. I am going to try marinating and injecting a brisket for the first time this weekend.

    2 Cups beef broth
    1/4 cup worcestershire
    1tsp onion powder
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp cayenne

    12oz beer
    2 tbs rub
    1/2 cup cider vinegar
    1 medium onion chopped
    2 chipotle peppers chopped
    1/2 cup canola oil
    2 tbs adobo sauce

    Thats my gameplan... My briskets always turn out great without injecting or marinating but I thought I would try to step things up a notch. Good Luck with your smoke!
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, I just use whatever hat happens to be on top of my balding head at the time, but lately it's been a black and grey UofU ball cap. [​IMG]

    As for the brisket, I just go with a simple rub of kosher salt and fresh CBP. Sometimes I'll just use some Monteral Steak seasoning as it has some other good spices in it.

    I've only injected one brisket flat only because it had no fat on it at all. Aftering injecting it with some low sodium beef broth, I laid out some really fatty bacon strips over the top so it wouldn't dry out too much while in the smoker.
  7. smokin' dick

    smokin' dick Smoking Fanatic

    Only done a few briskets in my smoking career, but the best of the bunch was a CAB brisket injected with some Butchers. OMG! Fabulous!
  8. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    BOTH ~ thanks
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have a couple of injector's that I can use I just haven't injected one yet. But I do have one going on the barbie this weekend.
  10. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    david, at butcherbbq.com IS the man. his products are the real deal,and you buy his injection mix he might give you a injector also. his rubs are awesome too.
  11. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  12. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to use,
    2 C beef broth
    2T coffee (grounds,fresh)
    2T worchy
    Boil and let set abit

    This has worked well, some times add rub or cheery juice,or what ever tickles ya at the time. Try differnt thing, you may me suprized what you can come up with.
  13. b8h8r

    b8h8r Smoke Blower

    Well it appears a couple of us all had the same thing on our minds. I'm making an injection/marinade to do the same thing right now. I used:
    1/2c Worcestershire sauce
    1/4c Soy sauce
    head of garlic
    1 medium onion
    12 - 16 oz Sam Adams Winter Lager
    no hard measures:
    kosher salt
    3 or so tbspn brown sugar

    I sauteed the onions and garlic in a good hunk of butter then added the liquids and I am simmering it right now to release the flavors. I'll inject and marinade my 7lb flat tonight, rinse and dry it, and rub it tomorrow and then it goes on the smoke Sunday. I'll have a post up then.
  14. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This time a the year nothin but a heavy stockin hat an the hood a the carhart.

    As fer a injection:

    beef broth
    brown sugar
    bit of kosher salt
    strong coffee
    some rub
    a dash a louisana hot sauce
    maybe a shot a whiskey
  15. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    THis is my injector of choice.

  16. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    I did one last weekend and used 1 can of Swansons beef broth with just a little bit of rub in it. My next try is probably going to add some apple juice.

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