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Pork Tenderloin?

wilco1wilco1 Posts: 22
edited November 2011 in Pork

I need some help cooking 2 pork tenderloins.  What temp do and direct or indirect?


  • indirect at 275-300. pull and rest when internal hits 140.

  • wilco1wilco1 Posts: 22

    Use plate setter then?

  • KnoxKnox Posts: 6
    I've done mine as direct at 350 and they've been fantastic. Takes about 35-40 minutes to get to 140. Don't forget to turn occasionally so you don't burn. Good luck!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Direct is fantastic. I go 400 to 140
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  • GreygooseGreygoose Posts: 103
    edited November 2011
    i use the plate setter. no need to turn it and no risk of burning it. why open the egg if you dont have to. Just let that sucker smoke in there untill its done. put a drip pan in there and fill it with a mixture of water, apply cider vinegar, and apple juice. 
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,721
    I grill them like steaks, sear close to the lump, season after searing, then raised grid to 140ish internal.  Depending on how thin the tail is, you may need to use a skewer to bunch the ends up.  It may need help on flavor, but the pork tenderloin is one of the better meat cuts at it's price range.....did these couple nights ago....t

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  • Drip pan with all that? WHY??????
    before the meat starts dripping, the contents of the pan steam there way up into the meat keeping things moist. my hopes is that the other ingredients will give the meat some additional flavor. I have a rice steamer at home that has an area to add spices that give the contents additional flavors as they cook. i use the same concept in the egg. once everything has boiled away, the meat tends to be hot enough to start dripping into the pan.

  • Rice absorbs an enormous amount of water when cooking, so it makes sense to season as it cooks.  As far as meats go, it may help a little, but I really doubt it can be detected.  However, if you don't mind the added cost, go for it.  It certainly can't hurt.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674
    I was planning on doing some prok tenderloins tonight as well. I usually grill them direct until about 140 and let them rest. Tonight, I am going to try out a new rub from a secret santa and go direct with a raised grate 375-400 turning about every 5 minutes until they get to 140. Should take about 25-30 minutes.

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  • LucasLucas Posts: 1
    Absolutely looks great!!  I think 350 direct is the best way.  They have been delicious!!!!
  • TurtleTigerTurtleTiger Posts: 69
    edited December 2016
    Reviving an old thread.  Trying a pork loin tonight at 300 indirect, dizzy dust, Apple smoke, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Char in foil on the plate setter. 
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,098
    wilco1 said:

    I need some help cooking 2 pork tenderloins.  What temp do and direct or indirect?

    I know that I'm a little late, but I have got to ask, how did the pork turnout?

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