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pork loin fat cap, up or down?

jeff 1

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I have a pork loin on the top rack above a boston butt in a brinkman vertical smoker,  Since it was on top and had the boston butt between it and the coals and would not be in as long I figured I would put the fat cap up,  does that sound right?
 

rbranstner

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Some say fat cap up and some say down and some change half way though the smoke. There is no wrong way to do it. its a personal preference thing.
 

redneck69

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that is a great debate question, a # of people like the fat cap up, so as it smokes the fats breakdown and soak into the meat, others say cap side down.   i have seen alot of posts for pork shoulders and the same question.  most of the people would say it would be up to you.  
 

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Different people have different ideas on the cap up or cap down thing I say try it both ways and see which you prefer or if you can tell a difference at all
 

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Personal preference, I keep it up so it bastes the meat.
 

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Personal preference, I keep it up so it bastes the meat.
See what I mean Al keeps it up and I generally keep it down so its really personal tastes and preferences. Oh the other one you need to try when doing a pork but is to score the fat cap and try smoking with it up and see if you think that makes any difference.
 

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I kept the cap up yesterday and my loin was so tender and juicy. I listened to al recommendation and it turned out nice
 

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