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Pork loin

muttinmuttin Posts: 45
edited 6:01PM in EggHead Forum
I have only had my egg for about a month and love it and everyone on this forum has been a great help.

i am planning on cooking some pork loin for the first time on the egg always used to cook them on the gasser but they sucked

i am going to be cooking 3-4 loins i am looking for some help to impress my guests. looking for time temp and internal temp to be done ext.

also along with this would like to grill some baked potatoes and have never done that either so all the help i can get i would appreciate it


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,343
    I love pork loin on the egg always turns out moist and very tasty.
    To brined or not brined?..., no real preference. If you decide to brine there are several good brine recipes on the net.
    If I don't brine I use dry rub (like any of the Dizzy's product or John Henry's Pecan Rub) and let the rub set on the loin for 30 minutes at RT.
    Cook direct/indirect is an "at the moment decision", but I always cook high in the dome.
    Pull when the center reads 140, wrap in foil and rest in the microwave for 15 minutes. IT will climb about 5-10 degrees.
    Wood chips-sometimes, pecan, apple....never mesquite way too harsh. Wood chips added last 10 minutes of cook.
    Hope that gives you some ideas B)
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,575
    The pork loins generally work best roasted in the 325 - 350 range. I do them indirect, because they scorch easily.

    The time it takes depends on the size & weight. A rule of thumb is 30 min per pound, but do aim at the temperature already mentioned.

    I like marinades. Because you are doing several, you could try various flavors, and let your guests sample all.

    If you want a very crisp crust tater, rub them in olive oil, and salt or rub them, and put them on the grill till they have an internal of 205. Again, size changes the time, but I usually allow 1 hour for bakers.

    For a softer potato, wrap them in foil with oil. (And better yet, add a clove of garlic, and a quarter onion, S & P) They will cook a little faster.

    Also look up stuffed pork loins. They are some work, but the results are often wonderful.
  • This is how I did mine. It had the "wow" factor for the wife and I.

    325 -350 Indirect, your favorite rub, drip pan with apple juice, V-rack. pull at 145 Internal temp, foil and rest for 20 - 30 mins.

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  • eggoeggo Posts: 438
    I did the pork loin and potato tonight as my first cook in the egg. I put the taters on at the same time as the loin and pulled both at 1 hr 50 min at an inner temp of the loin of 165 degrees. Cooked both at 350 degrees and was surprised how the egg maintained that temp without any further adjustment (first timer luck). Both came out great, moist and delicious. Oh, hungry and excited on how it came out and forgot to let the loin rest.
    Have a pic but don't know how to post it.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,688
    I was super-intrigued with the Al Capone pork roast that was the subject of a couple of threads a few days ago. In gabbing with a local meat cutter, what is, was not pork loin, but boneless shoulder pork roast. Now I have a 3.5 pounder ready to go on the BGE Monday afternoon. Yum!
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • muttinmuttin Posts: 45
    So I cooked mine they were smaller loins so put potatoes in the micro. For a little bit first to make sure they were done. Set egg up to 350 cooked for 45 min. I pulled the loins at 150 internal temp. And potatoes when they were at 210 internal temp they turned out great. I heard to pull them anywhere From 140-170 is there a big difference in them tmeps when doing loins?
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