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How to use Game Changer Brine as a Pork Injection

I get a lot of questions about this one, so I thought I’d just post the basic recipe here for all to see/use…

Basic recipe for using Game Changer brine as an injection is as follows:

  • Use a non-acidic fruit juice or soda pop instead of water.
  • I like a 50/50 ratio of apple juice and ginger ale instead of water. Ginger ale and Sprite also works very well as does peach nectar and ginger ale.
  • Mix using the full strength recipe, ie: 1/2 cup brine plus 16 oz apple juice and 16 oz ginger ale.
  • Inject at a ratio of 1 fluid ounce per pound of meat. So a 10 lb. butt gets 10 fl oz. of injection.
  • Let injected butt rest in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours. Can let them rest for up to 8 hours if time allows.
  • Apply rub liberally. My favorite for pulled pork is Competition Beef & Pork rub. If I’m doing money muscle, I’ll use Secret Weapon or Dominator (or a combination of the two).
  • Cook until internal temp hits 165 degrees F.
  • Double wrap in aluminum foil.
  • Continue cooking until bone is loose or butt hits 191 degrees F.
  • Let butt rest for an hour before pulling.


2015 Oakridge BBQ Sponsorship Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Oakridge BBQ Sponsorship Program!

In pursuit of full disclosure, we will only be adding a maximum of 3 new teams this year.  I will be capping our roster around 65 teams, which means that we will only have a few empty slots to fill.  This means that our selection process will be highly competitive this year.  So, please be sure to fill out your application to the best of your ability and give ample detail about yourself and your team.

To download the application, please click on the link below.

2015 Oakridge BBQ Sponsorship Application

When the link opens, choose a location, and save a copy of the application to your computer.  Once you’ve saved a copy to your computer, open it and add your information.  Then, email the updated application to info@oakridgebbq.com.

The application period will close February 15, 2014.

Thanks and good luck!

World Premier Sneak Peek – New Packaging for 2015!

Never satisfied with the status quo, we have been diligently working with our graphic artist for the past two years on a fresh, new package design. While still a few months off, the efforts of our labor have begun to produce fruit. I introduce to the world, a sneak peek at our new look for 2015.

2015 Oakridge BBQ New Package Design Sneak Peak

2015 Oakridge BBQ New Package Design Sneak Peak

New Size of Game Changer Brine Available!

We now offer our Game Changer All Purpose Brine in a 25 lb. “bag in a box” option for only $109.95!!

Game Changer 25 lb pound bulk wholesale

Game Changer All Purpose Brine 25 lb. option

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale on NOW!

Use the coupon code “CYBER15″ at check-out and you’ll receive 15% off your entire order* now through Midnight on Monday November 2nd.


*Ultimate Sample Packs are excluded from this offer.

Oakridge BBQ Logo Shirts Back in Stock!

Both styles, all sizes, back in stock!

Get ’em while they’re hot!

Oakridge BBQ Shirts! Sizes up to 5xl

Material: 50/50 Poly/Cotton

Two styles to choose from!


Team Oakridge Wins the Memphis in May World Rib Championship

Huge Congrats to Patrick Banks and Kathy Phillips Banks of Team Oakridge [Booty Que] on winning the Memphis in May World Rib Championship using Oakridge BBQ’s brand new Dominator Sweet Rib Rub!!!


Memphis in May World Rib Championship Memphis in May World Rib Championship Memphis in May World Rib Championship

Oakridge BBQ Dominator Rib Rub

Coming soon, with already over 20 top FIVE rib calls in pre-production testing… Prepare to be Dominated!

oakridge bbq dominator sweet rib rub

Oakridge BBQ Dominator Sweet Rib Rub

EDIT: [4/10/2014]:


Official 2014 Sponsorship Team Roster Posted!!

The official 2014 Oakridge BBQ Sponsorship Team roster has been posted on our website! Congrats to everyone that made it this year and thanks to everyone who sent in an application. The competition was fierce this year with over 65 world class teams applying.

2014 Oakridge BBQ Sponsorship Team

New Black Ops video up by our friend Steve at BBQ Bros

Check out Steve’s latest video where he demonstrates how to smoke a brisket flat using Oakridge BBQ Black Ops rub.  That brisket looked great, Steve!!  Be sure to check out Steve’s awesome blog at http://bbqbros.net/.