look for a good injector for chicken

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by crewcab4x4, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    I'm looking for an injector that has a larger boar needle for italian dressing that has bits of seasoning in it for my whole chickens . I can't use my favorite italian dressing (KEN'S ZESTY ITALIAN ) so yesterday i used one that was good but not my favorite. If anyone could help I would be greatful .
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    there is a thread round here..........talking bout using a strainer, and straining out the larger stuff/seeds, and just injecting the liquid.........

    OR.........take the larger stuff......put in a spice/coffee grinder, and chop em up, and put back in the liquid

    OR.........use a thunder stick on the dressing FIRST........THEN inject
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    also, check out sausagemaker.com, i believe........they have different sized needles for their injectors
  4. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    I'll check that website out . The dressing is great if you ever find it's worth trying I use it for marinating all the time .
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i still think using the stick type blender would sovle your problem
  6. I just ordered a meat pump from amazon.com today. 6" needle with plenty of large holes for dry spices to pass through. It was kinda pricey at 45 bucks but it is stainless steel. After using those cheap plastic ones for the past few years I justified this purchase as an investment that will last forever. Here is the link.

  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  8. That one does look cool WD but too many moving parts for my liking. The one I ordered is simple and far less things to break off....lol[​IMG]
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i seen this one in operation.......what i like about it......you pull the trigger.....and it clicks in place and stays.......NO back pressure on your fingers........like a caulking gun
  10. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lem has one that they say is used for marinades with large pieces of spice in them..........It's a slant cut tip needle..............It's for their commercial 4 oz meat injector, it's like 25 bucks for injector and slant cut needle and 12-hole needle...........Hope that helps............also this one is stainless steel I think or at least polished metal......
  11. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the heads up Kookie! I just ordered the one from Lem.
  12. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Finally got mine about 3 weeks ago....was back ordered for over 2 months...works great..you won't be disappointed...[​IMG]
  13. oillogger

    oillogger Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Try going to a local feed store and look at their large animal syringes and needles. All of the first food injectors were just large animal syringes and most still are. The feed store is where I get my food injectors.
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The injector from LEM Products arrived and I like it [​IMG] .

    Price was right at $31 shipped. It's big, more than a foot long with a 6" needle attached. All metal and the 4oz capacity is great, one fill does a bird. Easy to take apart and clean. Measurment lines are scribed into the plunger stem. Looks very durable.
  15. navacco

    navacco Fire Starter

    I have a quick question 'bout using a larger needle to let the big chunks pass.... If you use Italian dressing without grinding down the chunks first, won't all the chunks just collect into a concentrated spot inside the chicken? Or would the chunks bleed the flavor out so you wouldn't have a concentrated bite of seasoning?
  16. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When frying turkey I have found you can get a "hot" spot, but that generally comes from injecting to much in that area and not pullin the needle back as you inject. Just a little practice and runnin the injector is pretty easy.

    The injector I have is from Cabela's and handles the itailian dressing pretty well. It will clog once in awhile but not very often. I could probably run the mix through a blender, but it is more time then the problem justify's.

  17. navacco

    navacco Fire Starter

    ahh, ok. I have never injected anything before so I wasn't aware that you pulled the needle out while you injected.
    Thats good to know how you do it.
  18. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice topic, this is something that is useful to newbies that haven't started playing with needles yet. [​IMG]
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    when we inject........we try to keep the amount of holes poked into the bird to a minimum............so we poke one hole.........inject.....pull it out abit........and push into another direction......inject....pull out abit.....and inject.......pull out till ALMOST out of the skin........then point the needle in another direction.....inject.....pull out abit.......inject..........this way you can inject most of the bird with minimal holes added to the skin

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