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First time bone in pork chops

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by NamVetJoe, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Smoke Blower

    IMG_1561.JPG Ok, boys and girls, I don't want to dry the six chops I will be smoking tomorrow. They are all 1 1/4 " thick. Do I marinate them? Inject them or just smoke as is?
  2. Dry rub is what I use for pork. Keeping it simple salt pepper garlic with cumin.
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  3. Jim Fitzgerald

    Jim Fitzgerald Fire Starter

    I used a southern style pork dry rub on my boneless chops and smoke them with apple wood and cooked then at about 175 for 3 1/2 hours and we just needed a fork to cut them and they were no where dry at all.
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  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We love those. I always grill them though b
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  5. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'd put them in Pop's brine over night .
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  6. NamVetJoe

    NamVetJoe Smoke Blower

    Went with just the rub, 225 degrees. Only took 1 hr and 15 min. I took them out at 140 Degrees. Let rest for 10 minutes while they were not dry at all I would have preferred a little less cooked. All in all, I give myself an 80 for the first time

  7. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Joe .
  8. SmokinAl

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

    Your meal looks great Joe!
    I think you may be right on taking them out a little sooner.
    We take ours out at about 138, and after a short rest on the counter the IT comes up to 145.
    They are a little pink, but very juicy & tender.
    As a side note, my wife just asked me about a half hour ago, "How about we get some bone in pork chops for the smoker". All though, this time I think I may smoke them to an IT of 128, then into the SV at 131 for about 5 hours.
    Haven't tried that yet, but I think they will turn out real good. If you haven't got on the SV bandwagon yet, it opens up a whole new method of cooking, and there is a learning curve, but it really compliments smoked food.
    But as I said above your meal looks delicious!
  9. Good job looks really good!
  10. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a good start! I usually do a brine for about six hours and then a quick reverse sear after smoking.
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    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


  12. Jim Fitzgerald

    Jim Fitzgerald Fire Starter

    Looks delicious Joe, I to new at this and I'm sure we are going to have great fun with smoking and than some failures as well, but I have to say they look down right tasty !!
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