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Revolution Barbecue Double Cut Pork Chops with Bird Brine

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Savory Juniper-Brined Double-Cut Pork Chops – A Unique Culinary Delight

Embark on a culinary journey with the Revolution Barbecue recipe for Juniper-Brined Double-Cut Pork Chops, a masterpiece that merges traditional barbecue essence with innovative flavors. This recipe is a testament to the versatility and quality of Revolution Barbecue’s Bird Brine, a product crafted with passion and expertise, perfect for both poultry and pork. The recipe guides you through a meticulous process of brining, smoking, and optional searing, ensuring each pork chop is infused with a symphony of flavors including juniper berries, orange zest, and aromatic spices. Designed for both novice and seasoned pitmasters, this recipe is a celebration of barbecue culture, encapsulating the joy of cooking with high-quality ingredients and the thrill of mastering the smoker. Dive into this culinary adventure and transform your barbecue experience with a dish that’s not just food, but a story of flavor, tradition, and innovation. Recipe by Glenn Connaughton. Read more about Glenn here.

Revolution Barbecue Double Cut Pork Chops with Bird Brine

Juniper-Brined Double-Cut Pork Chops featuring Bird Brine

Introducing the Juniper-Brined Double-Cut Pork Chops recipe, featuring the distinctive flavors of Revolution Barbecue’s Bird Brine. This unique brine blend, designed to elevate the succulence of poultry, proves equally marvelous with pork. Infused with fine sea salt, brownulated sugar, molasses granules, orange juice powder, black pepper, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire powder, it ensures each pork chop retains moisture while absorbing rich, complex flavors. Ideal for those who cherish a tender, flavorful barbecue experience, this recipe showcases the versatility of Bird Brine beyond its traditional poultry applications. Experience a fusion of natural ingredients and culinary craftsmanship in every bite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 6 minutes
Brining time 8 hours
Total Time 10 hours 16 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • 1 gallon cold water
  • 1 bottle Revolution Barbecue Bird Brine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 10 juniper berries
  • Zest strips from a 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 bone-in double-cut pork rib chops about 1 1/2 pounds each
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil e.g., avocado
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt


Prepare the Brine:

  • In a large brine bag or bucket, combine 1 gallon of cold water with the entire bottle of Revolution Barbecue Bird Brine.
  • Mix thoroughly until well incorporated.
  • Add the bay leaves, black peppercorns, juniper berries, orange zest strips, and dried rosemary. Stir to combine.

Brine the Pork Chops:

  • Submerge the pork chops in the brine solution.
  • Seal the bag or cover the bucket and refrigerate.
  • Let the pork chops brine for at least 4 hours, though overnight is preferred for deeper flavor infusion.

Preheat the Smoker:

  • Set your smoker to preheat at 250ºF.
  • Choose either cherry or hickory wood for smoking, to add a robust flavor profile.

Prepare the Pork Chops for Smoking:

  • Remove the pork chops from the brine and rinse them thoroughly under cold water.
  • Pat the chops dry with paper towels.
  • Rub each chop with neutral oil and season with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt.

Smoking Process:

  • Place the pork chops in the smoker.
  • Smoke them for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 130ºF, as measured with a digital meat thermometer.

Searing the Chops (Optional):

  • Increase the smoker’s temperature to 450-500 degrees. If your smoker cannot reach this temperature, continue smoking until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 140ºF.
  • Sear the chops for 2 minutes on each side. The pork chops are done when their internal temperature is 140ºF.

Rest and Serve:

  • Remove the pork chops from the smoker.
  • Let them rest for 10 minutes, loosely covered with foil. This allows the juices to redistribute.
  • Slice the chops and serve.


Elevate your barbecue game with Revolution Barbecue’s Bird Brine, the secret ingredient in our Juniper-Brined Double-Cut Pork Chops recipe. This versatile brine is not just for poultry; it’s a game-changer for pork too. Packed with rich flavors and crafted for perfect moisture retention, it’s your key to tender, mouthwatering meats. Ready to transform your BBQ experiences? Head over and get your hands on Bird Brine today. Your taste buds will thank you!
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