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Smoking a Pork Loin? (and Boneless Beef Short Ribs!!!!)

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  • PaulstheRibList
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1585
    • Lake Charles, LA
    • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
      1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
      2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
      3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
      4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
      5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
      6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
      7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
      8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
      9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
      10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
      11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
      12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
      12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

      Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

      I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
      I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

    Smoking a Pork Loin? (and Boneless Beef Short Ribs!!!!)

    Well, walking around Sams Club or any grocery store nearly always produces large chunks of meat in my shopping cart, and I end up with more than our fam can eat, so I share some with friends and #theRibList peeps.

    We've been digging Pork Tenderloin a ton, and whole Pork Loins as well. So much cheaper to cut your own chops from a loin, particularly when stores put it on sale for $1.69 a pound.

    So I cut chops from a whole loin for the last 2 days, and had a bunch of it left today.

    Couple that with me noticing that in the midst of breaking in #WhoDat1 and such, I've burnt 30 bags of charcoal in the past month or so, and NOT ONE SPLIT on my Offset, #LilTex.

    Feeling like my BBQ Manliness was getting a little lopsided, I decided to remedy that today by smoking

    1. That Pork Loin, cut into 3 chunks and rubbed with (from left to right)
    a.) Garlic chunks, rosemary with s&p and some onion powder,
    b.) Simply Marvelous Cherry (my new fav for chicken) and
    c.) Memphis Dust
    2. Some Spare Ribs sawed into strips. It was 2:30 today when I was at the store, and I needed something that would be cooked about 7, and this looked super intreguiging!
    3. Get ready for it...Boneless Beef Short Ribs! They were small and marbled and beautiful! 4 pieces that weighted a pound, so they should be ready in time for dinner, or a tasty after dinner snack.

    I got some splits burning down on the pit when I got home from church so I'd have a nice bed of coals later in the day.

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    Here are the 3 chunks of Pork Loin. I took the silverskin off the backside with my newly resharpened knives.

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    The Beef Ribs on the left, and the Port Rib Cuts on the right.
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ID:	116667 And Onto #LilTex, with Post Oak splits, temps ranging from 225 to 300. I need to get smaller splits for this little offset.

    Ok, I forgot my times a bit, but I think we pulled the Pork Loin about 3 hours later? It was overdone from my target, at about 165 degree internal. My Beautiful Wife and I went for a walk and ended up talking with some neighbors for an hour, Surprise! No worries.

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    The Loins look great! The Memphis Dust was the least set bark. That gorgeous sugar in it needs more time to set, I'm thinking.

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    What a pretty pink ring all around this loin!

    I liked the Cherry and the Garlic Rosemary ones most. Maybe because I was frustrated the MD rub came off with my fingers. But all 3 were really good.

    But then...wait for it. I let the Beef and Pork Ribs smoke some more, about 4.5 hours total, I think. Internal Temp, Ok, I don't remember. 180's? But is was completely probe tender.

    The Beef Ribs...Wow!
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    Did I mention that Beef Ribs may be now my absolute favorite BBQ Meat?!!!

    The larger one is sitting on the counter next to me while I type. I'm going to wrap it and put it in the warming drawer for a few hours and eat it with the cookies my super cute wife is making right now!

    QUESTION: What's your recipe for cooking/Smoking Port Loin and Pork Tenderloin?

    Isn't this fun!

    P.S. Of course I grilled my wife a hamburger on the GrillMeister tonight when she said her tummy may not like the spicy chicken tacos that she made for dinner...#LightingUpGrillMeisterEveryNightThisWeek
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  • Ernest
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3204
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

    #2
    Beef short ribs are my absolute favorite to BBQ and EAT!

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    • bbqoaf
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 752
      • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

      #3
      Those beef ribs look out of this world, nice work!

      For pork loins or tenderloins, wet brine overnight, MMD, smoke to 125 IT (I like cherry or apple), brush with MH's KC Classic or Tennessee Whiskey Q Sauce, sear off all sides till 135 IT, carry over will take to 140 where pork loins and chops are at their finest. Not original at all, but there is a reason it is the classic.

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      • gcdmd
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 1019
        • The Republic of Texas

        #4
        Try pounding out some of the loin chops to about the thickness of a chicken fried steak and then cook and eat it like one. The procedure is basically the same as for chicken fried venison back strap.

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