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Cured and Smoked bone in pork loins

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jimalbert, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. jimalbert

    jimalbert Meat Mopper

    Well, the local provisions place had bone in pork loins for 1.29 a pound and I couldn't resist. I had done plenty of cured boneless pork loins but never did them bone in. Now that I have a meat saw/grinder combo (another story about the blade) I decided to give it a whirl. I used pops brine and the thickest part of the chops was about 5 inches. I had them in cure for 28 days and smoked them at 140* for about 2 hours and turned the temp up to 180* in the smokehouse until the IT reached 152*. After resting covered in catering trays they rose to 155*. Here are some pics.

    Before
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    In Smokehouse
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    Out of Smokehouse
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    Sliced
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    If anyone has any questions about the process feel free to message me. I didn't have time to do a step by step.

    Jim
     
  2. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like something I could eat. Never thought about curing the bone in loin also pork today USDA standard is 145 doesn't have to be higher.

    Warren
     
  3. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is cool, they look like ham chops! :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  4. pushok2018

    pushok2018 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking smoked pork loin. Like!
     
  5. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Huh! I'll need to keep my eye open for this. I'd have no problems eating a few of them pieces!
     
  6. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Any place that sells loins will have them if they have a butcher. Most buys bone in loins and debone to sell them.
     
  7. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I only buy Loins at GFS now actually. All I've seen there is Boneless!
     
  8. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bone in loins are just pork chops waiting to be cut!
    So you have Canadian bacon with a bone.
    Al
     
  9. tallbm

    tallbm Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Or with a handle :D
     
  10. jimalbert

    jimalbert Meat Mopper

    Al is correct. All in the same..I just prefer my pork chops with the bone in. Especially smoked.