Got a couple chunks of pork loins on sale. Labeled Bone in, pork loin, loin end.
They are about 3 bones each. around 3 lb. or slightly less, each.
But I'm not sure what the "extra" loin end, tacked on the label means, as to suitability/tenderness. Any ideas on that?
They look pretty good. In fact I'm sure I could cut between bones and make stuffed chops with them. Worst that can happen is I have to use them in boiled dinners this next winter.
I think I will go get 3 or 4 more tomorrow before sale ends. They won't go to waste, I assure you!
Approximately "how long" will "this size (3 lb. or less)" take to cook on smoker? What temps for cooking. ( 225*-250*?) or more?
I assume I should take it to 145*-150* and let rest, for juicy meat. I like my pork non-pink too much so I will probably shoot for 150* IT before resting. I don't want dry though.
Any and all suggestions, experiences, and tips welcomed!
I will cooking these on a Char-Griller Offset, charcoal/wood smoker. Not a "set it and forget it" type smoker.
Also, could these be taken off the bone, cured with Pop's brine, and used for Canadian Bacon? Haven't done that yet.