Smoking a pork shoulder / butt. To brine or not to brine? Your suggestion?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by junkyarddawg, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. junkyarddawg

    junkyarddawg Newbie

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. markyque

    markyque Smoke Blower

    I only brine the leaner cuts of pork.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I honestly have never tried it. Kind of, "gilding the Lily ", Butts are so moist and tender that I never saw a need. If it is large, 7-8Lb, cut it in half and try both methods...JJ
  4. bigr314

    bigr314 Meat Mopper

    Never have done that.Curious for some responses.I have start red to go in the other direction lately. Less is more. Am open to anything though.
  5. I have not done a lot of pork butts and have never brined one.  I have injected and got great results.  ChefJimmyJ posted a great idea above though.

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