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smoking a pork loin for pulled pork
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Smoking a Pork Loin for Pulled Pork

Want to use smoked pork loin for your pulled pork? We will show you how with this recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, grill
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 13


  • Smoker


  • Pork Loin 3-5 lbs

Dry Rub

  • Brown sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground black pepper
  • Cumin
  • Tablespoon Onion powder
  • Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Teaspoon cayenne pepper or tablespoon chili powder


  • Once you've covered the meat in a dry rub, just leave it to marinate for around half an hour.
  • Wait until the internal temperature of your smoker reaches 275 degrees Fahrenheit before placing the marinated meat into smoke.
  • Let the cut of meat cook or smoke for around one and a half hours or until its internal meat temperature reads around 145 degrees Fahrenheit on your meat thermometer.
  • Take the meat off of the heat.
  • Quickly combine some apple juice with a bit of BBQ sauce.
  • Place the par-cooked pork loin onto a sheet of aluminum foil and pour the liquid concoction over the meat.
  • Wrap everything up tightly to ensure zero spillage.
  • Place the wrapped-up meat back into the smoker and let it cook some more until the internal meat temperature of the pork loin measures 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take it off the heat, and allow the meat to rest for around half an hour.
  • Unwrap the meat and shred it with a pair of forks.
  • Pour some BBQ sauce or any other finishing sauce over the pulled pork and it's ready to serve and enjoy!