Brine the loin - Yea or Nay?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nickecarter, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Going to be doing a few pork loins again this weekend and wanted to know what everyone thought about brining them?

    Would it do any good?
     
  2. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    Brine it, you will not be sorry
     
  3. Forgot this in the original post.

    What/How should I brine it?
     
  4. bbally

    bbally Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Don't waste your time.
     
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bringing is almost always a good idea. I would base it on the quality of your loin but personally I would brine it, nothing but goodness can come from breaking the meat down and introducing flavor and tenderness above its regular state.
    Though I don't always do pork brined I always, always do chicken brined. Though half the time, maybe more, with pork I would say yes.
     
  6. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    I wouldn’t brine unless you’re trying to make bacon. Try injecting with apple juice and your favorite seasonings.
     
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Brinin is another way ta add flavor, so is injectin an rubs. Best thin ta do is try some different thins, keep a note book a what ya do with likes an dislikes. Everbody be different so ya gonna have ta experiment some. I brine some an don't brine some, sorta depends on what I'm lookin fer outa that piece a meat.
     
  8. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    Have the already been brined by the manufacturer?
     
  9. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It will tell you on the label if they've added anything to the loin.

    As far as brining goes it's up to you. I just did a stuffed loin and did not brine it. I didn't feel it was necessary. Give it a try this time and see if you like it. Then next time don't and see what the difference if any is.
     
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's what's so neat about this hobby, the experimentation!! If you have a few loins you could use each of them as an experiment (as others have said) and do a true side-by-side of how each of them taste.

    Whatever method you choose, good luck!
     
  11. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Laurel said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     

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