Infographic: Smoking times and temperatures

bbq smoking times and temperatures infographic

 

Ready to fire up your smoker? Before you start cooking, make sure you know what the food safe temperature is for every type of meat. Our infographic is a quick cheat sheet you can save and reference while you’re smoking. Don’t overcook that beautiful brisket that you worked so hard on!

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🐄 Beef smoking times and temperatures

Brisket
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:12-20 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:190-200°F

 

Chuck Roast
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:12-20 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:190-200°F

 

Back Ribs
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:4-5 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:185-190°F

 

Short Ribs
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:6-8 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:190-200°F

 

Beef Country Style Ribs
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:3-4 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:175-180°F

 

Meatloaf
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:3 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:160°F

 

Burgers
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:1 hr
Finished Meat Temperature:160°F

 

Steaks
Smoker Temperature:210-220°F
Cook Time:45-60 min
Finished Meat Temperature:135°F (med. rare)

 

Prime Rib (Standing Rib Roast)
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:4-5 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:130-135°F (med. rare)

 

Tri-tip
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:2 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:130-135°F (med. rare)

🐖 Pork smoking times and temperatures

Pork Butt
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:12-14 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:205°F

 

Baby Back Ribs
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:5 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:195°F

 

Spare Ribs
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:6 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:195°F

 

Loin
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:3-5 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

 

Tenderloin
Smoker Temperature:225-240°F
Cook Time:2 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

🐓 Poultry smoking times and temperatures

Whole Chicken
Smoker Temperature:250-275°F
Cook Time:3-4 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Chicken Legs/Thighs
Smoker Temperature:250-275°F
Cook Time:2 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Chicken Wings
Smoker Temperature:250-275°F
Cook Time:1.5-2 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Chicken Quarters
Smoker Temperature:250-275°F
Cook Time:4 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Whole Turkey
Smoker Temperature:240°F
Cook Time:5-7 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Turkey Breast
Smoker Temperature:240°F
Cook Time:4 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Turkey Legs
Smoker Temperature:240°F
Cook Time:3-4 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:175-180°F

 

Quail/Pheasant
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:1 hr
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

 

Cornish Hens
Smoker Temperature:240°F
Cook Time:2 hrs
Finished Meat Temperature:165°F

🐟 Fish & Seafood smoking times and temperatures

Salmon Filet
Smoker Temperature:220°F
Cook Time:1 hr
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

 

Tilapia Filets
Smoker Temperature:220°F
Cook Time:1 hr
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

 

Whole Trout
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:1 hr
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

 

Lobster Tails
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:45 min
Finished Meat Temperature:140°F

 

Oysters
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:30-40 min
Finished Meat Temperature:N/A

 

Scallops
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:45-60 min
Finished Meat Temperature:145°F

 

Shrimp
Smoker Temperature:225°F
Cook Time:20-30 min
Finished Meat Temperature:N/A

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