Author Topic: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!  (Read 6033 times)

Offline Tiny Tim

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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007, 02:47:34 pm »
Just an opinion, as I am not a pulled pork guru even though I've played one in my kitchen on 2 occasions now, but I'd drop the temp to 200 and wait it out. 

I've had 2 good results starting with 200 degrees for most of the cook, but got impatient at the end and cranked the heat to get it done.  Next one is an overnighter that I ain't gonna screw with...gonna be better than either one to date.

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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2007, 10:30:09 pm »
I would suggest reconsidering the charcoal (like the Kingsford type) on the puck burner.  Charcoal should be ashed over before using.  It gives off an obnoxious oder (taste) before that point from the binders and chemical process of getting hot.  Lump charcoal does not suffer from this effect and may be a better choice.  I would still suggest the finish on a grill.
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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2007, 04:26:54 am »
I would suggest reconsidering the charcoal (like the Kingsford type) on the puck burner.  Charcoal should be ashed over before using.  It gives off an obnoxious oder (taste) before that point from the binders and chemical process of getting hot.  Lump charcoal does not suffer from this effect and may be a better choice.  I would still suggest the finish on a grill.

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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2007, 06:31:51 am »
I was thinking clump charcoal and I was going to start it first so as to avoid any chemical burn off but then again I get those chemicals when I use my charcoal smoker. hmmm

So two ham picnics 9-pounds each - at 200F .. how long would you guys think I should smoke it and how long should it take to cook? Am I looking at an overnight deal?

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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2007, 07:26:27 am »
Let us know how the charcoal works out, because I do miss the flavor charcoal adds.


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Re: 10 Solid Pounds of Pork Loin in 4 hours!
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2007, 07:54:24 pm »
Skipystu
4 hours for the smoke.  Cook time would depend on several factors.  Could be up around 18 to 20 hours.  Also, do you want to slice it or pull it?
Typically you don't go by time, you go by internal temp say around 180 deg F.  You can use the FTC (Foil, Towel, Cooler) to hold a good meat temp for many hours so plan on finishing early and holding the temp for the time you need.
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