Smoking on the kettle with firebricks - Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by amh045, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. amh045

    amh045 Newbie

    I'm a noob and as I mentioned in roll call, I like to smoke on my Weber 22" kettle. I use firebricks and the minion method to get long burns with consistent temps.

    I had a 4 lb boneless top pork loin in the freezer for the last 6 months. Wasn't sure if I should grill or smoke it. I decided to smoke it and chop it up for sandwiches.

    Last night I cut it in half and rubbed one with my regular rub and the other with regular rub plus habanero flakes. Started my cook at noon today. Too long on the rub? I've seen people do anywhere from 24 hours to 1 hour before the cook.

    Total cook was about 5 hours. I added a chunk of apple wood every hour for the first 3 hours. Spritzed with cider vinegar every hour as well. I pulled at 165 and wrapped in foil for 30 minutes while I grilled some corn and cleaned up all my empty beer cans.

    Wasn't too impressed or disappointed in the end result. At least I got to smoke some pork and drink beer while listening to my White Sox on a nice day.


  2. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    nice smoke ring. If you don't want it, I'll eat it.
  3. amh045

    amh045 Newbie

    It had a nice fat cap on it so I didn't expect it to turn out so dry. Maybe I should have pulled it earlier.
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fat cap down to protect it from the heat, coulda pulled at 150, might have been jucier.
    I love your set-up with the bricks though! [​IMG]

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