Pork tendy question..

Discussion in 'Pork' started by springer, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. springer

    springer Newbie

    So I see where everyone says to "cook to 150", but what Im missing is the grill temp to get there. I know the variables include type of meat and size. So, Im going to make a pork tenderloin. One of the ones you get in a package in the store...I would guess those are what 2lbs? I plan on slicing it into two inch rounds wrapping with bacon and throwing them on my new Traeger.

    With all that known, what temp would I set my grill on to get to 150 in say an hour and half??

    Is there a formula based on meat type and thickness or something?

    lol; I am obviously new at this smoke grilling
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I would suggest a smoker temp of 225 and smoke until you get the internal meat temp of 150
     
  3. springer

    springer Newbie

    you think I could get to that internal temp in a hour and a half at the setting?
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That would depend on many things like how thick, how many times you open the lid etc but if they are sliced off of a 2 lb loin I would think they would be done in that amount of time or less.
     
  5. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    FWIW I did two beer can chickens in an hour an a half cooking indirectly on a gas grill at 250. 4 burners, and turned off the two in the middle where the birds stood. Cooked to 170 internal. Perfecto.
     
  6. springer

    springer Newbie

    right on! Thanks guys...there is obviously a lot of experimentation that will be done, but I needed some sort of starting point

    thanks again!
     
  7. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Gotta cook to temp, not time. Set your smoker at 235-250 & when it's done, it's done.

    I know it sucks for planning purposes...but that's just the way it is.

    You can always start it early & if it finishes before you're ready, foil & put in a cooler with some towels. Will stay hot for a few hours.
     

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