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The following is a simple rule of thumb for cooking temperatures on a grill. Be sure to use caution and follow the basics in this outline.
Cooking Temperature Guide
Cold Smoking: < 90° (cheese, nuts, salts)
Smoking: 150°–250° (brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, pork shoulder. poultry**)
BBQ/Roasting: 250°–375° (poultry, meatloaf, fruit, breads, vegetables, fish)
Grilling: > 375° (steaks, chops, burgers)
** Smoked poultry must be finished off at a higher temperature to eliminate bacteria issues and to render the fat from the skin to make it brown and crispy. Never stuff a smoked turkey!
Meat Temperature Guide
Rare 120° – 129°
Medium Rare 130° – 139°
Medium 140° – 149°
Well Done 150° – 160°
Poultry: 165° in the breast
175° in the thigh
Pork: 140° – 145° letting rest 10 minutes
REFER TO OUR WOOD CHIP GUIDE CLICK HERE to learn more about how to flavor your food when grilling!