Found a decent deal on a pork loin at sam's the other day and decided to try it. After looking up a few things and trying to get an idea on how to prep and cook it, we decided to just try our own method. I looked at alot of videos and decided that they all looked rather dry and that is not what I was wanting. We came up with the idea of injecting it.
1 Tbs garlic powder
1/2 tsp cheyene pepper
1 1/2 cups Apple juice
Brought that to a low boil and allowed to cool for a couple mins. Injected both pieces in about 8 places through out.
Rubbed extra virgin olive oil all over both pieces and then applied our rub
I read and read about the pellet smoker and realized that Todds comment about the biggest mistake is that ppl do not get it started correctly. So we waited awhile longer than we normally have been and sure enough it preformed wonderfully. Those are maple pellets in there.
cooking at 250 with our little offeset grill providing smoke.
Have NO idea what that purple is in the picture.
Pulled it out at 175 IT, Foiled it and let it rest for about an hour. Ran to wally to help wife do some shopping real quick is the only reason we left them that long but seemed to work well.
Finished product. Wonderful smoke flavor, was a bit tough and by a bit I mean wouldnt just fall apart when pulled easily. If someone could add to this and let me know would it have been more tender at say 165 IT than 175? Was VERY juicy though and tasted wonderful. This is something I am going to make again for sure. Had some BBQ beans that I made for the side that came out wonderful as well. No pics of it, wasnt thinking.