Re: Pork ChopsJust got my new Bradley Digital Smoker today and wanted to do something quick as a first try. Company coming and had only about 3 hours to get it done. Wife suggested pork chops and as I scratched my head and ran to the computer to check the forum for help I was wondering if I should order in pizza. After seeing Vix's I made a dash to the market and picked up six center loin cut, 1-1/2" thick chops.
Now the rest of the story.
Wife made a basic rub using the following:
1/8 cup coarse kosher salt
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon dried onion powder (flakes tend not to stick to meat)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (was mild to med. warm) like it hot up the dose.
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
Applied rub and immediatly put in smoker.
Smoked for 2 hours. Applied heat for approx. 1 1/2 hours at 120 deg.. Used digital thermometer to monitor internal meat temp.. Turned heat off when temp. reached 100 deg. and continued to smoke for remainder of 2 hours. Basted with apple juice prior to putting in smoker and at 1 hour during smoke. Used Bradley Special Blend chips (disks). Didn't have apple or I would have used them. Next time, maybe.
Next had grill heated to 350 deg. for quick sear and finish. Removed chops from smoker and placed on grill, basted again with apple juice. Turned frequently for proper browning and avoid charing. Again using digital thermometer when internal temp had reached 162 deg. (about 15 minutes) removed and served. Time may vary since I was opening grill frequently to turn chops.
Long story, quick meal, at least for smoking!
Sorry I didn't take pictures. Couldn't keep em on the plate long enough.
Results: Six people including me said they were the best pork chops they had ever tasted.