first pork loin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by phinfan, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. phinfan

    phinfan Smoke Blower

    I am going to do my first pork loin today. I've tried about every thing else, but before I wing it I thought I would ask for suggestions.

  2. omahasmoker

    omahasmoker Smoke Blower

    the pork loin is just about the easiest thing to smoke. you trim the fat pad off of it, sprinkle it with spices and throw it on the smoker. once he internal temperature gets north of 140, pull it. its done. i have smoked 6lb chunks in as little as 2:30

    it is always a crowd pleaser. serve it with mahogany sauce. (search for the recipe) and enjoy the compliments.
  3. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pork Loin is very lean. So, like chicken, you want to cook it at a bit of a higher temperature. I go around 300. I cook to internal temp of 155.

    Stuffing them seems to allow them to cook more even, which is the hardest part to cooking a loin. Slightly related, I cut the ends off of each side to make the entire piece of meat the same basic size.

    If health isn't an issue, wrapping with bacon makes it easier to hit an internal temp without over cooking the outside.

    Use the same rub as you would ribs or shoulder.

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