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Offline JimBob Shafer

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Spraying Pulled pork
« on: August 06, 2011, 09:39:45 am »
Getting ready to put 2 7lb pork shoulders in the smoker....I read some place about spraying them down during the smoking process.  I can't seem to find the recipe of what to use in the squirt bottle....

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 09:48:34 am »
You can any or Combinations of ...... water, Beer, apple juice, olive oil.

They all work.

But if you want a nice firm bark to it, I would stay away from spraying.

The piggie has enough fat to self baste itself.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 09:50:28 am by classicrockgriller »

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 10:23:37 am »
I use apple juice or apple cider, I also fill the water tray with the juice or cider, depends what I have on hand.
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 11:30:13 am »
Every time you open the door to spray you are losing your heat in the tower.  In my opinion it is not worth it but if you want to spray have at it!

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 12:01:33 pm »
I'm doing a 9.5 pounder right now.  Only my second butt. Started at about 6:30 this morn. Put 4 hrs of hickory on it and it is sitting at about 170 right now. I made an injection sauce of 3 parts apple juice 1 part vinegar, some salt, about 15 shakes of red hot little paprika some brown sugar.  I was thinking of mopping it with some injection sauce but it sounds like you guys don't recommend it.  What about finishing it in a pan with some apple juice in there?  I am going to take the IT to about 205. Any suggestions?
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 12:09:09 pm »
Also is 4 hrs of hickory enough or do I need more smoke?
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011, 12:35:57 pm »
4 hours of hickory should do it.

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 12:54:14 pm »
Every time you open the door to spray you are losing your heat in the tower.  In my opinion it is not worth it but if you want to spray have at it!
I agree but, I do my pulled poke on my masterbuilt propane smoker. Almost no heat loss. I don't think I'd spray with the Bradley, unless you could spray the juice down the vent? Just an idea.
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 03:05:57 pm »
I'm doing a 9.5 pounder right now.  Only my second butt. Started at about 6:30 this morn. Put 4 hrs of hickory on it and it is sitting at about 170 right now. I made an injection sauce of 3 parts apple juice 1 part vinegar, some salt, about 15 shakes of red hot little paprika some brown sugar.  I was thinking of mopping it with some injection sauce but it sounds like you guys don't recommend it.  What about finishing it in a pan with some apple juice in there?  I am going to take the IT to about 205. Any suggestions?

You should be able to pull it at 195* IT. I took one out at this temp and it nearly hit da flo. Luckly I got Ninja Skills.  ;D
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 04:02:32 pm »
I'm doing a 9.5 pounder right now.  Only my second butt. Started at about 6:30 this morn. Put 4 hrs of hickory on it and it is sitting at about 170 right now. I made an injection sauce of 3 parts apple juice 1 part vinegar, some salt, about 15 shakes of red hot little paprika some brown sugar.  I was thinking of mopping it with some injection sauce but it sounds like you guys don't recommend it.  What about finishing it in a pan with some apple juice in there?  I am going to take the IT to about 205. Any suggestions?

You should be able to pull it at 195* IT. I took one out at this temp and it nearly hit da flo. Luckly I got Ninja Skills.  ;D

Now that was funny, wish I could have seen that.  :D

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2011, 06:08:05 pm »
I'm doing a 9.5 pounder right now.  Only my second butt. Started at about 6:30 this morn. Put 4 hrs of hickory on it and it is sitting at about 170 right now. I made an injection sauce of 3 parts apple juice 1 part vinegar, some salt, about 15 shakes of red hot little paprika some brown sugar.  I was thinking of mopping it with some injection sauce but it sounds like you guys don't recommend it.  What about finishing it in a pan with some apple juice in there?  I am going to take the IT to about 205. Any suggestions?

You should be able to pull it at 195* IT. I took one out at this temp and it nearly hit da flo. Luckly I got Ninja Skills.  ;D

Now that was funny, wish I could have seen that.  :D

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2011, 10:18:33 pm »
I use a German apple liquor called apfelkorn. I sometimes add some apple juice to cut down on the slightly strong flavour.

Offline JimBob Shafer

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 10:28:48 am »
I used a bit of cider and apple juice.  Only opened the smoker one time to add more water, so I went ahead and sprayed them at that point.  Didn't lose much heat doing it.

I do highly recommend a digital thermometer that you can keep in the meat and have a remote transmitter.  I used this and was able to watch the meat temperature without having to open the door.  Took it out at 195 and the did the ever so popular FTC (which I learned on here) for about 4 hours. 

After 4 hours, it was still hot and the meat just fell right apart. 

Thanks to all that post on here and give recommendations to newbies like myself.  It did make this attempt much better than the previous 2 that I tried on my own. 

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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011, 12:53:34 pm »
Every time you open the door to spray you are losing your heat in the tower.  In my opinion it is not worth it but if you want to spray have at it!

I agree with KY!  I did a butt this weekend (See Rick's Butt).  I opened the door at the 4 hour mark to change the water only.  I didn't peek again until my digital thermometer told me I had reached 195 IT.  The bark was outstanding.  I FTC'ed it for about 4 hours and then pulled it.  Talk about moist!
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Re: Spraying Pulled pork
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 12:13:41 pm »
What on earth is FTC