Whole Pork Loin (approximately 5-6 lbs.)
1 6.8 oz. Jar Notorious P.I.G BBQ Pork Seasoning (PS Seasoning brand)
1 gallon Apple Cider
4 Honey Crisp Apples – Cut in half
2 Bay Leaves
5 lbs. Ice
In a large stock pot combine cider, apples, and BBQ pork seasoning
Bring ingredients to a boil and pour over ice
Place Pork Loin in the cooled brine and allow to marinate for a minimum of 6 hours, but preferably overnight
Remove pork loin from brine and place on grill on medium heat (if using gas), or on indirect heat (not directly over the coals) if using charcoal for 35-45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145˚ F.
Turn every 15 minutes throughout the cooking process.
If preparing in the oven, place loin on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at 375˚ F. Bake until internal temperature reaches 145˚ F.
Regardless of cooking method used, remove meat from heat source, cover with foil and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.