newbie smoking his first tenderloin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dolphage2, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Greetings to all and Happy New Year. I will be smoking my first pork tenderloin tomorrow and was wondering how long should it take at the 210-225 degree range. I'll be soaking it in a brine solution tonight and would like it done by 6:00 pm.
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off I don't and have never brined a pork lion. Then next is are you sure it a tenderlion or is it just a loin. A tenderloin is a small hunki of meat and the loin is a larger and thicker cut of meat. Ok now to the smoker I would set or try to keep the temp at about 230-250 area for that the normal smoking range. Now if you have a real tnder loin it shouldn't take more then a couple of hours and I would wrap it in some bacon so it doesn't dry out. I would take it to maybe 140-150 internal temp and that should be done then wrap it in foil for about 45 minutes to an hour. But If you have loin then it about the same and it's just a bigger hunk of meat and will take alot more time to smoke. I would think about a hour a pound. So happy smoking and don't forget the Qview.
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf OTBS Member

    ^^ what he said ^^
  4. I smoked a loin on New Years Eve and it took about 3.5 hrs. I pulled it at about 155 and wrapped in foil, also spritzed it with 1 part water and 3 part apple juice every hour and at wrapping. Turned out super tender and juicy!Temp range at 200 to 250 degrees
  5. If its a tenderloin, don't forget to trim off the silver skin on the one end. Rub it with a pork rub you like and wrap overnight. Smoke em at 225-250 for about 2 hrs or till they reach 147-150 internal. I try and spritz them every 30-45 minutes. When done, tent them with foil and rest for 20 minutes. They are wonderful, and we have them almost every week.[​IMG]
  6. alx

    alx OTBS Member

    Listen to this.............
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly OTBS Member

    Great advice from someone who knows what he is talking about

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