Pecan Smoked Brined Pork Loin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alelover, May 16, 2014.

  1. Smoked a Pork Loin at the NC Smokers Gathering and it was so good I thought I'd try another, but brine it this time. Brined it for 24 hours with this:

    2 qt. Water

    ½ tsp. Rosemary

    ½ Cup Salt

    ½ Cup Brown sugar

    ¼ tsp Thyme

    1 tsp Black Pepper

    ½ Cup Apple juice

    ¼ Cup Maple syrup

    Brined for 24 hours

    Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Dry prior to smoke.

    In a large pot, simmer the ingredients until solids are dissolved.

    My daughter sent Cricket flowers for Mother's Day and they were in this.

    Perfect brine bucket for smaller meats I thought.

    Nice end piece of pork loin I had in the deep freeze. About a kilogram.

    Set it on some canning lid rings so I could get the brine underneath.

    Cool the brine and submerge meat in mixture. Put a plate on it to keep it submerged.

    After 24 hours I dried it off and rubbed it some SPOG, Brown Sugar and paprika.

    Smoked to about 140º IT. Wrapped it in foil for about 20 minutes while I prepared the sides. Then opened it and rested for 20 more minutes before slicing.

    The sides.

    The slices. The juice.

    The pork was very moist and quite delicious I must say.

    Thanks for tuning in.
  2. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great! Thanks for posting the brine recipe. Ill have to try it out. Hahah I am a lazy briner and usually only do water, salt, and sugar.
  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Mmmm Smoked pork loin is awesome! And yours looks great! Nice job [​IMG]


  4. That's a mighty fine looking meal man!  [​IMG]   I love a good smoked loin... Nice smoke  [​IMG]
  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You know I had totally no need for a pork loin until I cane here and learned brining techniques. Now Its a awesome smoke. Beautiful meal man.

    BTW I would like to point everyone's attention to your reefer (refrigerator), that's most definitely a family's refrigerator! LOL [​IMG]  

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