First ever smoke!! (Q-view)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rabbit23, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. rabbit23

    rabbit23 Newbie

    Hey guys, just finished my first smoke. 2 lb pork tenderloin with a light applewood rub. Just something small and simple to test the waters. All in all the meat turned out great, but I think there was a little bit of beginner's luck involved. The biggest issue I ran into was regulating my temperature/ water evaporation. I think the internal therm. on my smoker isn't as accurate as I'd like so I was bouncing up and down for the first hour or so trying to dial it in around 220. Kept having to add water because of quick evaporation. I'm guessing I was anywhere between 210 and 240 smoker temp throughout the cook. Took about 2 hours to get up to 160, then another hour in foil/cooler. Overall very happy. Here's what everyone's been waiting for (go easy on me!!).

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  2. looks real good [​IMG]
     
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Well done !
     
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Smoke ring, some bark...........I'd hit that! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Why go easy on you! That is beautiful work. Just a suggestion for future Pork Tenders...If you take them to 145*-150*F and rest you will have a really JUICY Tender product! Tenders are way too lean and delicate, to go to 160*. GREAT JOB!...JJ
     
  6. Wow .... I only hope my first effort will turn out as tantalizing as yours!!

    happy eating
     
  7. bmbrboi

    bmbrboi Fire Starter

    Mmmmmm[​IMG]  think I may have to pick one of those up tomorrow morning! Great look Q!
     
  8. What ChefJimmyJ said X2. BUT: I would be on that one in a heartbeat, nice work, geez Loueez that looks good.
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent job!

    But I agree 145 IT is much juicier.
     
  10. rabbit23

    rabbit23 Newbie

    Thanks a lot guys!! Definitely a huge confidence boost.
     
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good Rabbit,

    Congrats on a smoke well done.

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