girding my (pork) loins

Discussion in 'Pork' started by storer50, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. I have a 10.7 lbs. pork loin in the freezer, and I have decided to smoke it.  I have been reading that they tend to dry out.  I was considering injecting instead of brining and marinating.  I am also considering covering it in bacon as well.  I was thinking about a rub as well.  I know they cook very quickly, what temperature do you like to cook at?  I am planning 275 to an IT of 145.  Thanks for your input and assistance.  
  2. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I smoke my loins at 200-225 target temp of 215. I pull at 130 and put on the gas grill to crisp up the bacon weave. Finished IT is 145-150

    get your self some Honey mustard and slather your loin then wrap in a bacon weave. 
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Good advice. You may also consider stuffing the loin too.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    " Girding my Loins " ? [​IMG]  Interesting way to descibe it... That 275* will work. Since you are using the Bacon check the meat at 135 IT if the Bacon is still pretty limp, go in a 400* oven to finish the roast to 145 and Crisp Bacon...JJ
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

     bacon weave a loin ? will have to try that.

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