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pork loin cook time?

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I am going to be smoking a pork loin for a family member this weekend. I haven't smoked one yet and have been searching and searching to find out roughly how long per pound it will take. I know its just an estimate and not done till internal temp is where it needs to be. So if someone can tell a simple rule of thumb to go by that would be awesome
-tim
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Originally Posted by Timmo760 View Post

I am going to be smoking a pork loin for a family member this weekend. I haven't smoked one yet and have been searching and searching to find out roughly how long per pound it will take. I know its just an estimate and not done till internal temp is where it needs to be. So if someone can tell a simple rule of thumb to go by that would be awesome
-tim


 You can always use 1 lb for 1 1/2 hours, but that is not always accurate. Take it to 150º internal, then wrap it in foil for 45 minutes after removing it from smoker.

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 You can always use 1 lb for 1 1/2 hours, but that is not always accurate. Take it to 150º internal, then wrap it in foil for 45 minutes after removing it from smoker.



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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks guys. That's what I though but there were so many different answers the I found. One was as little as 1/2 hour per pound. I didn't think that was right either
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Good advice above , just make sure your therm is accurate. If your not sure click on the link in my signature for instructions. icon14.gif

post #6 of 11

Back before I went by Internal temp, I used time, but based it more on 1 hour and 15 minutes a lb.  Internal temp is the way to go, due to so many variables to go by time.

post #7 of 11

They tend to cook quicker than you would think. You only want to take it to 145 IT. I would estimate about 1 hour per pound.

post #8 of 11

I cook loins at a higher temp to avoid drying out the lean cut of meat.  I'll smoke at 275-325 to an internal temp of 135-138, then pull and rest in foil and ice chest for one hour.  It will continue to rise in temp and end up at 145, and always turns out yummy.  Taking a loin over 145 is pork abuse in my mind, it's just drying it out.

post #9 of 11

I am with El Ropo on this one.  Even the retarded USDA has lowered the temp for intact pork muscle meat to 145.  Be sure not to probe your meat raw, or you will need the higher internal temp.  I like my pork more juicy, and now even the USDA allows that.  Still, it is a matter of preference, so go from there.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #10 of 11

Cook time will depend on the temp you smoke at.

 

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Be sure not to probe your meat raw, or you will need the higher internal temp 

 Merv is right, I don't probe for 2-3 hrs into the smoke or till I think the outside temp is 140º or above.

 

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post #11 of 11
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Ya for sure some qview. I will be doing some ribs and a brisket too so I was wanting to know so I put everything in to where everything comes out at about the same time.
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