Time & Temperature Cooking Guide

Please note all times and temps are very general recommendations.  This chart cannot take into account environmental variables, the size/weight/shape of the specific piece of meat you are cooking.  Please refer to this article on Amazingribs.com for the science of what influences cooking time.  No chart of times/temps will ever replace the use of an innstant-read thermometer to verify temps.
Also, note that a cooking temp of 250 degrees was chosen for most items in this list.  This was done to provide a medium baseline temp to work from.  If you prefer to cook at 225 your cook will obviously take a little longer and just as if you prefer to cook at 275 or more your cook will take less time.

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Notes & Recipes

Bacon250° F45-60 minN/ATime is more dictated by how you like your bacon, whether chewy or crispy.
Beef Jerky180°- 200° F1 - 2 hoursN/ATime is dictated by thickness of cut and the texture you prefer.
Beef Prime Rib250° FRoughly 15 mins per pound135°Recommend finishing with higher heat to sear the outside for a nice crust.
Beef Short Ribs250° F4 - 6 hours198° - 205°Recommend wrapping the ribs at some point to braise for tenderness.
Breakfast Sausage250° F2 hours165° F Would go great with our Breakfast Frittata Recipe!
Brisket (Sliced)250° F1.5 hours per pound203° FYou can do brisket much faster by smoking at 235 for 4 hours, wrapping for 2-3 hours until internal temp goal is met.
Chicken - Leg Quarters250° F2.5 hours165° FDepending on thickness of skin you may want to cook at a higher temp for better skin texture.
Chicken - Leg Quarters250° F2.5 hours165° FDepending on thickness of skin you may want to cook at a higher temp for better skin texture.
Chicken - Thighs250° F1.5 hours165° FORANGE CHICKEN
Chicken - Whole250° F4 hours165° FSPATCHCOCK CHICKEN
Chicken - Wings275° F2 hours185° FFinish with high heat for better skin.
Ham225°- 250° F1.5 hours per pound170° FPINEAPPLE BOURBON GLAZED HAM
Hamburgers225°- 250° F30 - 40 minutesUntil DoneNO FLIP BURGERS
Lobster275° F5-10 minutesTo TasteLOBSTER TAILS & HERB BUTTER
Meat Loaf250° F3-4 hours150° F- 160° FBBQ MEATLOAF
Meatballs (2 inch)250° F1 hour160° FMOINK BALLS
Pork Butt (Pulled)250° F1.5 hours per pound200° FYou can do butts much faster smoking at 235 for 4-5 hours, wrapping for 2-3 hours until internal temp goal is met.
Pork Butt (Sliced)250° F1.5 hours per pound185° FPORK BUTT THROWDOWN
Pork Loin250° F2.5 hours145° FPORK LOIN ROULADE
Pork Shoulder250° F1.5 hours per pound198°-203° FPORK SHOULDER
Potatoes250° F2 hours approxUntil DoneSmoked Mini Potatoes,South of the Boarder Sweet Potato Salad
Ribs - Babyback250° F5 hoursTenderBABYBACK THROWDOWN
Ribs - Spare225° - 250° F5 hoursTenderHow to Trim Spare Ribs
Salmon225°F1 hour145°FSUGAR CURED SALMON
Shrimp200° - 225° F15 minutes per poundTo TasteLemon Ginger Grilled Shrimp,Shrimp Bruschetta
Smoked Corn250° F1.5 hoursN/ACHEESY CORN O'SHANE
Turkey Breast - Bone In250° F4 - 5 hours165° FJALAPENO INJECTION TURKEY
Turkey-Legs250° F3 - 4 hours165° FGRILLED TURKEY
Turkey-Whole (15 lb)250° - 350° F3.5 hours165° F225-250 for the first half hour, then 325+ until it reaches target temp throughout all parts of the turkey.
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