broke in my new treager with a pork loin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dalton, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    since my homebuilt smoke burned up I upgraded to a new traeger.  broke it in this weekend with a pork loin.  (and some deer sticks)

    covered it in a mixture of olive oil and apple juice in my spray bottle.  covered it a rub I made up (modified a recipie I found here) and wraped it in plastic wrap for a couple hours then put on the smoker on the smoke setting.  the temp  outside was around 10 deg so the smoke setting didn't keep a high enough temp for me.  so I bumped it up to 180 deg setting for about 4-5 hours and pulled it at 163 internal temp.  next time I think I will pull it closer to 150 because it was a little dryer than I wanted.  I also could have misted it more often than I did but got busy. 

    enuf with the talk...   here are pictures!!!





    thanks for looking....   sorry about the one pic that is upside down. 
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good,even upside down [​IMG]

    I like to lay some bacon on top to add some fat and help retain some moisture.
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good! Ever try injecting?
  4. dalton

    dalton Smoke Blower

    I have not tried injecting yet.  still kinda new at this

    I like the bacon suggestion...   will have to try that next time
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You might try stuffing one next time. I like the bacon idea too.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Your food looks great my head hurts now from standing on my head tring to look at the pics.

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