Curing loin for CB ?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by beerbelly, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    When the directions say cure the loin in frig for 3-5 days, how do you know when it is ready? thanks guys
     
  2. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What I do on CB is figure 1/4 inch per day. So.... if it is an inch and a half to the middle... I would cure it 6 or 7 days.... 7 days is generally how long I end up with on a full size loin. A little over isn't going to hurt anything.
     
  3. blackened

    blackened Meat Mopper

    I wouldn't too much worry about over-curing as I would under-curing. I would go about 7 days as well.
     
  4. Yep,
    I did 8.6 days on a full size loin.
    1/4 in of radius per day is what I have read.

    3-5 days seem a little low for a loin, perhaps you were looking at directions for a tenderloin?
     
  5. beerbelly

    beerbelly Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys, the 3-5 days comes from Morton's site. They say 1 tablespoon of Tender Quick per lb of loin. Then cure for 3-5 days. I have read about the 1/4 inch per day but not with this one.
     
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    1 inch per 5 days is a good rule of thumb to go by-thats from all directions unless theres a fat cap-cure dosn't penetrate fat caps.
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You cann't over cure the loin and you so could leave it alittle longer if you want I have left one for about 12 days before and it tasted just fine and was cured very well. Just make sure that yourub and squeeze it on a daily basis and turn it over a few times too.
     

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