Myron Mixon's Pork and Chicken Injection

Discussion in 'Pork' started by the dude abides, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was just watching a show I'd DVR'd a few weeks ago on Fine Living Network called "15 Bodacious BBQs" One of the segements features Myron Mixon walking somebody through his marinade injection recipie. I'm guessing at amount since they didn't say this part, except for the apple juice. But at one point they show the Worscheshire sauce (in the same type of vessal as all the other ingredients) next to a Pyrex 1 cup measuring cup. So I think I'm pretty close with my guesstimates.
    Louisana Hot Sauce - 1/4 cup
    Apple Cider Vinegar - 1/4 cup
    Lemon Juice - 1/4 cup
    Light Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup
    Worscheshire Sauce - 1/4 cup
    Orange Juice - 1 cup
    Apple Juice - 2 quarts
    Stir (no heating) and injects into the butt and whole chicken then rests for 1 hour before cooking. Then he also soaks his ribs in the same marinade for 2 to 3 hours before cooking.

    The other "secret" he claims is using water and apple cider in the water pan.

    More than likely a "champ" like Myron was leaving a few things out for the sake of the TV show. So take it for what it's worth. I will say that it had that look like it was shot a few years ago.
  2. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks dude,

    I use similar injection ingredients in my injection for butts and shoulders, or course a few added secret items as well.

    mine get injected then rubbed and wrapped overnight - no more than 12 hours.
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can tell you for a fact the butts are done much further than an hour before cooking............I cooked right by him on more than one occassion [​IMG]
  4. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

    Why cider and not juice in the water pan ? Is there a big difference ?
  5. The thing with Myron is that he changes up his techniques every year. If you go to his class he will show you what he is doing in comps for that year, then the next year he will change up his stuff to help keep him on top of the game so to speak. So what he used a few years ago may not be what he is using now. I do have that show on DVR and will go back and look at it.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dude thanks for this help with this arsholes injection blend but I would use a injection blend that you or someone else here came up with and said it was good over what that richard head would do to any meat of his.
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dude, that saves us $750.00 on his class. LOL [​IMG]
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    $750.00! WOW that's a lot of smoking wood and meat! [​IMG]
  9. foxmid

    foxmid Fire Starter

    I only watched one episode of the pitmaster show so far, and man I'm glad that I am not the only one with the reaction to Mr. Mixon. I can't tell if he's really that big of a "richard head", or if it's played up for the "reality" show.
  10. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Watch last week's show (the American Royal) and you'll get a more accurate idea of the true Myron. He's a nice enough guy, but he takes his BBQ VERY seriously. He's no saint, but most of the early episodes were just him hamming it up for the cameras.
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds interesting, lots of acids in it but still sounds tasty.
    Don't forget that Myron also cooks at 350-375 as well.
  12. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have DVR'd all episodes of BBQ Pitmasters and have seen all of them so far. Myron Mixon comes of as a quite the egotistical guy. Yet in some scenes when he is dealing with some others like the guys that came over and asked him for his thoughts on what they were doing... He talked them into showing legs instead of thighs and the got a calling because of it. He was a pretty cool guy in that case. My guess is he plays it up allot for the camera. I can see him rubbing folks the wrong way often...

    He's been successful and I wouldn't mind taking his class or johnny Triggers for that matter. I just wish they were not so costly.
  13. Whether he's a jerk or a nice guy, I wouldn't pay $750 for Myron's class. You can find good recipes online to either duplicate or modify if you want to create your own.
  14. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So true... And you save enough to buy another grill to compliment the one you already have. [​IMG] Or allot of meat!
  15. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Right on brother!! I couldn't copy anything from that jerk. When he's on TV does he not realize it? How or why would someone want to behave that way for all the world to see. There are to many ways to make awesome Q than to get anything from him. I wouldn't go to his school if it were free! No in fact, you would have to pay me to go. Even then, it would be pricy! Sure sure.. I get it... he's won a lot. He knows a lot. But I'd say learning from him is about like getting in bed with the devil.
  16. gravey

    gravey Smoke Blower

    Agreed. I saw the new competition Que show with him on it, and he was the reason that I turned it off.
  17. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Because he's being paid.

    I've been watching all of the Pitmasters episodes and yes, Myron comes across as an a$$. But if you watch the last episode you'll see that he really is a pretty good guy. Everybody respects him and everybody knows that he's the target they're shooting for. The show is telling him that they want to see "bad Myron". Why? Because we haven't quit talking about it.
  18. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have also seen all the shows and I agree. I'd even bet they pay him extra just to have, "attitude". I enjoy the show as I've never had any experience whatsoever in the competition world. It has given me some good idea's to start a "new" type of BBQ competition circuit.
  19. Myron makes me embarassed to be from the south. He just seems like the biggest jerk in the world, and i hope he finishes in last place on every episode. To top it off he cusses like 12 year old boy trying to learn how to cuss.
  20. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice to see people are not holding back>[​IMG] My first impression was also bad. However, I will hold final opinions until I meet the man. TV distorts everything.[​IMG]

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