Meat Temperatures

Meat Temperatures are an important thing to consider when BBQing or smoking meat. The type of meat, the thickness of the cut, and the desired level of doneness all play a role in what temperature you should cook your meat.

Cooking your meat to the right temperature is important for many reasons. First, it ensures that your meat is cooked and safe to eat. Undercooked meat can be unsafe, especially if it’s not properly handled. Second, cooking meat at the right temperature helps ensure it retains its flavor and juices. Overcooked meat can be dry and tough, making it less enjoyable to eat.

Here is a guide to help you achieve the perfect finish for your next backyard cookout!

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Beef Temperatures

Beef is a versatile meat that can be cooked in many different ways. The type of beef, the cut, and the desired level of doneness all play a role in what temperature you should cook your beef.

Brisket

Steak

Beef Ribs

Burgers

Beef Jerky

Beef Roast

  • Cook Temperature: 225°F
  • Finished Temperature: 145°F
  • Smoked

Tri-Tip


Pork Temperatures

Cooking your Pork to the right internal temperature is important for many reasons. First, the temperatures below ensure that we follow food safety guidelines. Next, it’s all about keeping your pork juicy and tender! Follow these temperatures to make sure you’re BBQ’d or smoked pork is perfect every time

Smoked Brisket

Smoked Steak


Poultry Temperatures

Poultry is probably the most important kind of meat to ensure that we hit all the right temperatures. Not fully cooking your poultry can result in food poisoning and no one wants that after a great backyard cookout. Follow these poultry meat temperatures for perfectly cooked poultry.

Smoked Brisket

Smoked Steak


Fish Temperatures

Cooking fish to the right temperature is not as critical as ensuring that poultry is cooked perfectly. Fish can be eaten raw (and often is), so the meat temperatures for fish are more of a guideline for if you’re smoking fish for guests that don’t like raw fish.

Smoked Brisket

Smoked Steak