Pork Tenderloin

Discussion in 'Pork' started by carney, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. This is my first time smoking a pork tenderloin.  I have my MES set at 230 and think it will take about 2 hours to hit an IT of 150. I am smoking with hickory chips.  It is 28 degrees outside and snowing on and off. 

    The tenderloin I picked up last night.  It was covered in a basic BBQ rub then wrapped and put in the refrigerator for the night.

    Here is the MES 30 sitting in the snow.

  2. I hit an IT of 140 within 1.5 hours.  The snow is coming down...

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2015
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  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's dedication!! Looks great.
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    C, I'm LMAO at the pic w/ the tarp and smoker. DIEHARD !!!!!![​IMG]  Your loin will be fine @ 145 and moist and tasty !
  5. It is going to be so good! Who says you can't smoke year round?

    Happy smoken.

  6. Seemed like the snow pic was a hit.  So here is another.  I grill all winter long so why can't I smoke all winter.

    I pulled the the pork tenderloin at 150, wrapped it and let it sit for 30 min.  It hit a final IT of 160. I know 145 is completely safe but everyone here is afraid of pork and it has to be cooked until there is ZERO pink.  :)

    Put some homemade BBQ sauce on it and severed.  

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2015
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job. Looks delicious.

    I do tenderloins often.  I do it like you, but I remember the 4/140 rule. I know it doesn't apply but.... I smoke very low & slow to achieve the 145 temperature at or about 4 hours in. It allows more smoke and the tenderloin is even tenderer (so is that a word?). Its slightly pink but not too much and it amazing how they taste as I am sure yours did also. By doing it slowly it also allows the meat time to gather in and envelop the smoke.

    When I was in the service and lived up north some the people would always laugh and point at me, I loved the cold weather! I would be out in my gym shorts playing in it (well not for too too long...LOL). BUT I grilled a lot. Neighbors were always friendly to me up north, lots of the southern boys had problems, me, I just invited 'em to have a beer and a rib with me.

    Nice looking tenderloin.
  8. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    C, looks great!
  9. great tenderloin, looks amazing

  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That tenderloin looks real tasty...nicely done!  [​IMG]

  11. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Carney, good looking Tenderloins. Just picked up two loins today, but have to order some pellets for my GMG, as I have run out.

    Smokin Monkey �
  12. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it that looks great nice job

  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sure looks tasty,great work:drool
  14. This was the first time I did tenderloin in the smoker.  I will defiantly do it again.  Very happy with the results. 
  15. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    Tenderloins are great on the MES. Keep up the smokin. Nice post.
  16. Yea right... most of my "rebel" relatives can't stand it here in May without a jacket or heavy sweater on!!

  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not enough anti-freeze I guess......??
  18. Nice     I like your smoke shack !!!

  19. flyinion

    flyinion Smoke Blower

    Looks good.  I love throwing a couple on my 18" WSM especially if I'm doing tri-tip because they get done in about the same amount of time or within about 30 minutes of the tri-tip.  I usually try to pull them around 145 as well, but usually end up overshooting to around 150-155.  They still turn out great though.
  20. Thanks, I'll send you the blueprints if you are interested... haha

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