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3# pork loin???

post #1 of 14
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I want to try this pork loin and what I am gathering is that I need to smoke it maybe with bacon on top to keep it moist as possible and smoke to internal temp of about 159?

average temp in chamber 200?...or less?

this should take about 4 hrs?

Am I way off on this or what other tips can I get....thnx all.

New here, and first time with a loin.

New Braunfels #5600 Bandera
post #2 of 14
Loins are lean as you mention, so bacon is not a bad idea. I also cook them a bit hotter to keep things from drying out. Closer to 300* side of things, 350 won't hurt it. At that temp, the time is much shorter too.

I think the USDA says pork is safe at 140ish, but I cook mine to right before 155*, and it's not too dry.

Good luck, and lets see some q-view.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thnx....I won't worry about getting too high temp then...
post #4 of 14
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packplantpath, you are da man!!!!!!

OMG...that puppy turned out so good it was a sin.

it only took 2 hrs once the 300* temp was achieved...I used charcoal and mesquite blocks with hickory, apple, and 'beechwood' from AB beer. Added a fresh picked Rosemary branch on top and covered that with 4 slices of bacon....
I never had a loin done that juicy and that pure in taste before in my life.
post #5 of 14
It looks great congrats!!!
post #6 of 14
Its a beauty! Great job PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 14
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So far, first advice from this site saved the day. I'm hooked.
This place is greaticon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif
post #8 of 14
great loin, nice touch with the rosemary!!!! glad your hooked!!!!
post #9 of 14
Congrats on a good one. It only gets better from here.

Never tried beechwood, how is it?

I'm a big fan of apple and pecan with pork, and pecan is a milder version of hickory.
post #10 of 14
That looks good eaglewing. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #11 of 14
Nice and juicy looking.

Good job!
post #12 of 14
Make a Roll Call post and introduce yerself then... small price to pay for a lifetime of great advice eh? :{)

Welcome to SMF!
post #13 of 14
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Sound weird but I know I smelled the beechwood...
AB sells it AFTER it has been used in their beer vats...I added some to the fire....few mins later walked around the cooker down wind, got a whiff of the brewery, no kidding.
I've taken several brewery tours, and my mind just flashed back...

MILD, yes, but I guess it's like adding beer to your water...
post #14 of 14
great job, doesnt look like the work of a newbie!!
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