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Old 12-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default 9lb pork loin going on the drum

I have a 9lb pork loin currently sitting in brine. I used Smokin Okie's brine of:
1 Gal water
1/2 C. Kosher salt
1/2 C. White Sugar
2 Bay leafs (he calls for 3)

Anyway, I cut my loin in half so I could try a couple things with it. Some of my readings here say, remove at 140* and tent. Other's say to wrap at 160* and take it to 190*, so I thought I'd try it both ways.

QUESTION #1: If I want this for lunch tomorrow, 12:00PM, when should this go on my UDS? I plan to cook 225-250*, maybe even closer to 250 with my iq110.

Question #2: Does it matter which end I cook each way? Fat end vs. tapered end?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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With the 140* loin you should have nice tender sliced pork, I would think wrapping it and taking it to 190* will leave you with either dry pork or something resembling pullled pork.

I had my wife's uncle bring me some "pork" to smoke for pulled pork. Turns out it was those pre-marinated pork loins. So I did, and it did fall apart eventually, and it definitely wasn't the best pulled pork I've ever had.

#1. I'd cook them both to 140* (because that's what I prefer) and I would also cook it hotter around 275* and hope for 2 hrs.

#2. If you decide to do one each way, for me I would cook the one fat end to 140* because I could keep the doneness more uniform.

Sorry if that's not super helpful, hopefully someone with more experience cooking loin to 190* will come along shortly. Who knows, it may be awesome and I just farked it up. Good luck either way.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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I put them on the smoker for 1 hour unwrapped to let the meat get some smoke. Then i foil and cook them at 275 degrees until they reach internal temp of 120. Then I take them off the smoker and put them over coals or gas grill and char the outside(reverse sear) until the internal temp reaches 140 degrees. I save the juices that were in the foil, set the loin back in the foil and pour the juices back over the loin and let it rest for 20 minutes.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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I like a reverse sear on a pork loin. Remove from the sear when meat hits 140, and don't wrap tightly in foil for the rest period as it will overcook. just a light tent of foil for 15-30 minutes. The meat should be a perfect 145 and still super moist with a nice crust.

Save the cooking to 190 style deal for butts and picnics. Loins are too lean for that IMO.
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