Pork Loin Cooking Times/Temps

Discussion in 'Pork' started by atlantayinzer, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. atlantayinzer

    atlantayinzer Newbie

    Hey Everyone,

    My wife has tasked me with smoking 2 boneless pork loins tomorrow. I have never tried these before and was wondering what temperature I should set MES, what should IT be & approximately how long would that take for two 1.5 lb loins.
    Any guidance/insight is appreciated.

  2. wilk7j

    wilk7j Newbie

    Atlanta, I'm no expert I just got my smoker for Christmas. I smoked a pork loin that we just happened to have in the fridge day after Christmas. It was about 1.5lbs. I pulled it at 155 foiled it and let it rest for a half hour or so. The meat turned out great. It took about 2-1/2 hrs and I kept my smoker at about 215. Good luck to ya
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    1.5 lbs would be a very small chunk of loin.

    Sure you don't have a couple of "tenderloins" there?  That would be a totally different animal! Or maybe a small pork sirloin roast?

    Please post a pic so we can see?

    As to time?  That would go in a heartbeat even in smoking terms for such a small amount of meat?

    Don't cook to time, cook to internal temp!

    I would recommend 130 to 140 for that small piece of meat.  With a rest they should reach the required 145.

    Then again?  If your family thinks pork should be cremated?

    Another problem altogether?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yep, 1.5lbs each sounds like a package of tenderloins, and they won't take very long to smoke.

    I normally take pork to 145 internal and let it carry over to about 150ish.   It's a happy medium for those who are squeamish about seeing red/pink pork.     :)
  5. atlantayinzer

    atlantayinzer Newbie

    Hey Everyone,

    It was Tenderloins, my mistake.  Thanks for the advice.  Cooked them like wilk7j recommended and they came out great.  
    Thanks again!

  6. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member


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