Q: Hey Dr. BBQ,
I was watching “BBQ’ing” on the Food Network and noticed some guys were injecting, using what seems like a pressurized pump. Are these homemade or are they available for sale? I have a vacuum tumbler but I’d really like to get my hands on one of those pressurized pumping needles.
A: Hi Chef Wil,
The answer is that those pumps are both homemade and store bought. Look around for a curing pump, meant for injecting hams and things like that. The homemade ones I’ve seen combine the cure pump needles with a pressurized vessel like a weed sprayer. Obviously you’ll need to get a new one and wash it well before using it.