Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
With winter in full gear, we’re enjoying all the awesome photos of EGGs in the cold weather. Stay warm with some of our favorite Dutch oven recipes: Chicken & Dumplings, Chili Con Carne and BLT Soup.

The Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new location and check out the museum! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Whole Pork Loin - Delicious! (with Pics and Temps)

JLGougeonJLGougeon Posts: 16
I tried my first whole pork loin, 4.3 lbs., and it was a big winner with the family.  Brought the Egg up to 350 with a raised rack.  Once the loin reached room temperature I covered it with a 50/50 mix of canola and olive oils.  Then I generously seasoned it with Bad Byron's Butt Rub.  It went on the Egg, direct but elevated, for 45 minutes.  At 45 minutes I "made the turn" and flipped it, also tossing some cherrywood chips on the coals.  It went another 35 minutes until it reached an internal temp of 162.  I would have pulled it earlier but SWMBO doesn't like any pink in her pork!  Let it rest for 15-20 minutes (while the corn on the cob cooked) and served it up.  I never knew pork loin could be so moist and tasty!imageimageimage
Cheers!
John
XLBGE and Weber Silver "C"
Pork.JPG 40.8K
Pork1.JPG 35.8K
Pork2.JPG 43.4K
·

Comments

  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 904
    Nice looking cook, congrats.
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
    ·
  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 735
    That looks GREAT! is that a raised rack, I thought raised rack meant above the felt. I'm new to all of this... Looks yummy!
    ·
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 904
    I consider raised rack anything above the fire ring, usually at or above the felt. In this case this does not appear to be raised. @JLGougeon, how was this raised/elevated?

    Cheers
    B_B
    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
    ·
  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 544
    Rotate your photos before posting.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
    ·
  • JLGougeonJLGougeon Posts: 16
    For clarification: I took the first pic on the lower rack.  I realized it was WAY TOO CLOSE to the coals and raised it immediately after.  I use two brick pavers set on their sides with a cast iron grill piece from my Weber Silver C balanced on top for my raised grill.  It works great and it didn't require any real work to assemble!
    Cheers!
    John
    XLBGE and Weber Silver "C"
    ·
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,556
    Nice Job Johnny, that looks fantastic.
                                                                        
    _________________________________________________

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia




    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.