It has actually been winter this year in Oklahoma instead of the extended autumn that we have been lucky enough to have the last couple of years. Even so, I have managed to get out there and fire up the smokers a few times.
I had a tough time deciding but eventually went with Kosmos Q injections and soaks over Butcher BBQ. It may sound a little be whiny but I just didn’t want to sit there and inject every single chicken thigh. I have used a combination of Moisture Magic (the white powder in a zip-lock – the only one of his products that doesn’t come in a resealable bag for unknown reasons) and Pork Injection for two 8 pound pork shoulders.
Here are the shoulder after being injected, resting overnight, being rubbed with Meathead’s Memphis Dust and being allowed to rest for 1 hour. Meantime the smoker was prepared and fired up.
Here are the shoulders right as the are going onto the smoker. I chose my Smoke Daddy modified WSM pellet smoker for the job because I was doing this smoke on a Sunday and would be out for church and it was a long smoke in the cold wind.
Sorry there aren’t any final product pictures. We were too busy getting everything ready for a group of friends that I just simply forgot to do it. The pork shoulders were probably the best I have put forward and have made a Kosmos Q injection believer out of me.
My awesome wife also bought me a spot in the Pellet Envy competition cooking class up in KC this April. Really looking forward to this! Hopefully I will be able to glean and absorb some of Rod Gray’s BBQ IQ – for those who don’t know, Rod’s team Pellet Envy is a consistent top team in KCBS competitions and won Season 4 of BBQ Pitmasters.