Should you inject a pork loin before smoking?
Just so, how long before smoking should you inject meat?
It's recommended that you inject the juices at least five minutes before you start smoking or cooking your meat. This is because it will give the juice enough time to spread through the meat before you begin cooking it.
Furthermore, what do you inject meat with? The secret to injecting is to go easy. A good guideline is to shoot for 1 to 2% salt. It is like brining and the salt helps retain moisture as well as enhances flavor. I skip the big flavors like garlic, pepper, and herbs that mask the natural flavor of the meat.
Also asked, should I inject pork shoulder?
You do not need to inject to get moist and tender pulled pork. But you can enhance the flavor with an injection.
Should I inject brisket overnight?
It is best that you do this injection right before you place the beef brisket on the smoker. If you do it before you refrigerate the drop in the temperature of the meat will cause the marinade to push out overnight. You can save the remaining injection marinade to use as a mop later on.