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Good day everyone. I have enjoyed reading the forum over the last few days. I just got this bug to try smoking. I was eyeballing a Traeger, but a friend suggested I just use my trusty old Brinkman gas grill with a small smoker box... so, here I am.

I quite literaly put on my first pork loin (about 2 lbs) with apple and hickory chips. We will see in a few hours. Will probably pull it at 140° and let rest another 30 minutes.

Thanks for the insight and confidence!

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Welcome to the party Mike!


Glad to have you with us!



post #3 of 9
Welcome from SC, Mike. It's good to have you on this great site.
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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a hot first day of fall  here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.




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Thread Starter 

Thanks all for the welcome.


I did learn that a 2 lb loin only needs about 1.5 hours at 275 to be DONE!!!  Oh, well... that's how we learn.

post #6 of 9
Now you have a good base... drop the temps till it's about 3 hours to get to that temp... or cure it first and start at 100 and bump up 10 each hour till you get to 145
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Welcome to SMF!  Loins are already a tender piece of meat, you don't have to cook em to death  :icon_smile:  An IT of 145 is perfect, and let it rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.



post #8 of 9
Only suggesting longer for more smoke... but I agree with 145 IT
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Originally Posted by uzikaduzi View Post

Only suggesting longer for more smoke... but I agree with 145 IT

I knew where you were going, I agree with you.  A lower temp with more time in the smoke is great for that cut of meat.  I was pointing out that the meat is tender, and doesn't need low and slow to break it down.  We've probably got mchevy all confused now.  LOL



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