Top Loin Roast--help

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rooriders, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Relative newby here, but I bought a 6-lb top loin pork roast at Costco tonight and I want to smoke it Sunday. Can/should this be smoked the same way as a picnic or shoulder? If not, what should I do different?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    No a loin is too lean to cook that way.
    Take it to 145'-150' and foil for 30 min for slicing.
  3. Thanks, Ron. About how long should I plan for, cooking at 220-230? Also there's a nice ribbon of fat along the edge--smoke with that side down?
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You might even consider wrapping it with bacon. Are you going to marinade or inject it?
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If it was me I would inject it, but then I inject most everything
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I picked up the same roast tonight. Its much smaller but the same cut I believe. I am going to throw it on tomorrow with my brisket and bring it up to around 140 and then slice it. I am looking forward to eating it for sure.
  7. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

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