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Offline pwven

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Tenderloin
« on: June 04, 2017, 01:09:57 am »
I done some tenderloin, about 2 to 3 inch in diameter yesterday on the top rack and pork rib on the second rack. The rib came out 100% but the tenderloins outside skin was tuff. What can I do to prevent the outside skin from harding?
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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 02:02:43 am »
I've never had that happened to a pork tender loin or even a loin that requires longer cooking. When this happens to me, it is generally my ribs that form that tough outer layer, when I'm not using foil. But it doesn't happen all the time. With something like a tender loin, it sounds like it was cooked too long, and a high heat.

Can you provide more information on the tender loin?

What temperature were you cooking at?

How long was it in the smoker?

What was the internal temperature when you took it out?

If your cooking procedure was correct, try foiling after you have applied the correct amount of smoke.


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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 02:29:05 am »
I've never had that happened to a pork tender loin or even a loin that requires longer cooking. When this happens to me, it is generally my ribs that form that tough outer layer, when I'm not using foil. But it doesn't happen all the time. With something like a tender loin, it sounds like it was cooked too long, and a high heat.

Can you provide more information on the tender loin?

What temperature were you cooking at?

How long was it in the smoker?

What was the internal temperature when you took it out?

If your cooking procedure was correct, try foiling after you have applied the correct amount of smoke.
Thanks for your reply.
Used n standard rub on the tender loin. (4 pieces)
The smoker was set on 215 to 220.
Total time in smoker 4.5 hours  and was smoking the first 2.25 hours.
The IT  of the tender loin was 172 ( that is a bit high I think  )
Will try the foiling procedure next time.
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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 02:21:55 pm »
Ive wrapped in bacon before. Helps some mear

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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 01:56:41 am »
The USDA safe internal temperature for pork is 145°F. I generally will take mine out when it is around 140°F. With the carryover the internal temperature may get around 142°F. With bringing the internal temperature to 172°F, and cooking it for 4.5 hours, that is going to create that leathery/tough top layer; and also dry out the interior.



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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2017, 07:34:04 am »
Ive wrapped in bacon before. Helps some mear

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Thanks for the idea, going to try it.
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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 07:37:02 am »
The USDA safe internal temperature for pork is 145°F. I generally will take mine out when it is around 140°F. With the carryover the internal temperature may get around 142°F. With bringing the internal temperature to 172°F, and cooking it for 4.5 hours, that is going to create that leathery/tough top layer; and also dry out the interior.
Thanks for your feedback Habanero. It makes good sense to me. Going to try a next batch of Tender Loin next week.
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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 01:07:06 pm »
I find that much over 150 tenderloins start to get tough, especially thinner ones.
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Re: Tenderloin
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 06:33:17 am »
I find that much over 150 tenderloins start to get tough, especially thinner ones.
Thanks for the info Grouperman.
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