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Offline salukijj

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Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:07:45 pm »
I have a 5lb loin,  should I put the FAT side down or maybe up for more flavor.  The last one I did I did fat on the bottom and it was o.k.   Just trying to get some advice from the pros.
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Offline dman4505

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Re: Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 08:59:51 pm »
I've done them both ways with great results

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Offline fishrman

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Re: Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 10:29:30 pm »
Fat side up is a bit more self basting, if you have it on the bottom rack fat side down may protect the meat from the radiant heat of the heating element - but either will turn out great.

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Re: Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 05:13:16 am »
I like to do mine  fat side up but this is a contraversial question that comes up about every other month  :)


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Offline salukijj

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Re: Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 09:00:58 am »
Thanks for the info.  Smoking on Good Friday.

Offline Ka Honu

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Re: Pork Loin Fat down or top ??
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 09:48:34 am »
...this is a contraversial question that comes up about every other month

Not exactly - the "controversial" question is whether to do brisket with the fat cap up or down.  Everybody knows that pork loin is best done fat side up (or not).