My wife brought home a 10 lb pork loin she got on a good sale. So naturally, on the smoker it went. Sunday was my first time smoking a pork loin. We cut it in half to make it fit and try it a couple different ways. One half was simply olived oiled and rubbed. The other half was cut butterfly style, stuffed with stove top stuffing and mushrooms, then tied up and rubbed. Sunday was very busy so I only got a picture of them after coming off the smoker.
I had trouble getting the stuffed loin into a roll, so it's more like a sub sandwich. Taste was good, but next time I'll try harder to get it rolled, and add some more flavor of some sort into the middle.
I pulled them at 155 IT and wrapped them in foil for a little while. When unwrapped there was a ton of juice in the foil, which was nice to see. But when I cut a slice off the end it was just a bit tough and dry. So then I cut another slice because it should be softer and juicier - nope - still a bit tough and dry. But the flavor was good. Oh well. It was too late for supper so we cut them in half to bag up and refrigerate until tonight. When I cut them in half I discovered a treasure trove of soft, moist, tender, juicy meat! Who cares if the first inch on each side didn't come out right - the rest of it is good!
So far, pork loin is not one of my favorite things to smoke. But this was my first time and I will try it again down the road.