First Pork Loin on the Treager

Discussion in 'Pork' started by calgarycraig, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. calgarycraig

    calgarycraig Newbie

    Took a very simple recipe / method but added a twist!
    Injected the loin with an apple juice and maple syrup mixture. Then put on a sweet and spicy mustard, Stubbs pork rub (that's all I had), brown sugar and salt. Wrapped and refrigerated. Took out after a couple hours and let sit for a bit longer.

    Put on the Traeger for an hour smoke, then cranked up the heat to 225.

    Total cook time about 3.5 hours.

    Overall super juicy and moist. Great flavor.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  2. calgarycraig

    calgarycraig Newbie

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  4. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That loin looks great.  What IT did you take it to?  I generally pull mine between 138 and 140*

  5. calgarycraig

    calgarycraig Newbie

    Hi Gary. My plan was to take it off the grill at 148 degrees ( used a thermapen), but ended up talking to my neighbor and ended up pulling it at 152 degrees. Probably ended up on the medium side, but was still pretty juicy.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
  6. calgarycraig

    calgarycraig Newbie

    Ooopps just noticed I spelled Traeger wrong in my initial post!
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That loin looks amazing!  [​IMG]

  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job still looks moist so points for you. And remember no BSing with the neighbor while cooking LOL


  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks very moist for going over you target temp! :drool
  10. calgarycraig

    calgarycraig Newbie

    Thanks guys. They were even tasty today for lunch. Funny thing about my neighbor - he was bbq'ing quarter chickens (gas) and started a friggen grease fire in his bbq. It was incredible. You should have seen the black smoke! I had no choice but to be distracted 😀 That is what screwed up my temp!

    Have a great week gentlemen!
  11. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My co-worker did the same thing last weekend.  He's asking me for ideas for dual smoker/grill charcoal and gas.  I suggested getting a good grill and a good smoker.  Not something that might be able to do both.

  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke, thanks for the injecting idea.

    Points to you, Craig.

  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job, Craig!

    The loin looks perfect!


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