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10-08-2015, 09:36 AM
Wow, this one is really old !

Cold Smoked, dried Pork loin

Picked up a couple of pork loins so I decided to cold smoke and dehydrate them to snack on during an aperitif.

Put them in Mad Hunkey's pork brine for a little over 14 hours, then cold smoked them for 5 hours with a mixture of Maple dust, and Pear & Peach sticks.
Cold Smoking temperatures were : Minimum - 73F, Maxi - 88F, Ave - 82F.

Dehydrated for 24 hours.

The victims :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/001_zpsxjudewlg.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/001_zpsxjudewlg.jpg.html)

After brining, cut in half and in the cold smoker :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/002_zpsbjx95geo.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/002_zpsbjx95geo.jpg.html)

Smoked :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/003_zpskjucx9af.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/003_zpskjucx9af.jpg.html)

Ready for the dehydrator :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/004_zpsk0qdwlok.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/004_zpsk0qdwlok.jpg.html)

Another view :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/005_zpssrwnx0a1.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/005_zpssrwnx0a1.jpg.html)

Smoked and dried :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/006_zpsjif7azbp.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/006_zpsjif7azbp.jpg.html)

Sliced and vacuum packed :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/007_zps9kygncnm.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/007_zps9kygncnm.jpg.html)

The ends were too small so I kept them on the side - they somehow disappeared just after I took the picture ?!?!?
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Pork/Tenderloin/008_zpswbuxtort.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Pork/Tenderloin/008_zpswbuxtort.jpg.html)

10-08-2015, 07:02 PM
That sure looks good Cal. What is the texture like? Is it still pretty tender even after dehydration?

10-09-2015, 12:01 AM
Well. That's interesting and looks good. Not your typical jerky made here.

Thanks Cal!!!

10-09-2015, 10:34 PM
What are your plans for using this or do you just eat it as is?

10-10-2015, 02:44 AM
It is still tender, it is not dried enough to really be jerky.

I use it when I make a dish that calls for what we call "smoked salt pork", soups, sauerkraut, etc.
I also eat it cut in small squares as a munchie to go with a before dinner drink. I even eat it on a sandwich ! Love the stuff !:Drool2:

10-10-2015, 10:10 PM
Most interesting stuff. Sounds really good to me. I'll be right over as soon as the bridge gets fixed.

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