Pork loin and turkey breast question?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jason davis, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. jason davis

    jason davis Newbie

    Good morning all.
    I have a quick question to ask of the smoking geniuses out there. I have an 8 lb boneless turkey breast and a 6 lb pork loin that I am wanting to smoke for family tomorrow. If I am smoking both at the same time what temp should I be targeting on the smoker and roughly how long will each take so I know when to put them each on. I was in such a hurry with my last smoke ( a ground turkey fattie and a sausage fattie ) that I forgot to qview. It won't happen with this one.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would smoke them both at 225. Depending on how thick they are I would think 3 to 4 hours for both of them. The turkey needs to get to 165 IT, but the loin only needs to get to 145. If either one gets done early they can be wrapped in foil & held in a 170 degree oven until the other one is ready.
     
  3. jason davis

    jason davis Newbie

    Thanks Al. I was debating on starting the turkey a little higher for an hour before adding the loin but I wasn't sure.
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you were thinking of doing that to get crispy skin you would be better off taking it off the smoker at 160 & finishing it on a 350-400 degree grill. It will only take about 10-15 minutes to get the skin crispy. Keep the heat indirect. If you use a gas grill light the outside burners & put the breast in the middle.
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


    I agree with Al I would take the turkey out at about the 160 mark and put it into a 350-375 oven to crisp the skin rubbery skin isn't very good
     
  6. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    AL eating all that skin will get you spoke to by the Mrs. LOL

    JC
     
     
  7. jason davis

    jason davis Newbie

    Thanks for all of the advice I'll let ya'll know how it turns out.
     

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