Meat Smoking Cheat Sheet

Smoking Cheat Sheet 

A handy guide to (almost) every meat you'll ever smoke

 

Type

Smoking Temp. (F)

Smoking Time

Internal Temp (F)

Brisket

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

185 - 195

Chuck Roast

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

125 - 185

Filet Mignon

Cold smoke - then 350

Until Done 

Until Done

Hamburgers

225 - 250

30 - 40 minutes 

Until Done 

Jerky

140

3 - 4 hours 

Until Done

Prime Rib

225 - 250

12 - 20 minutes per lb

125 - 145

Sirloin Tip Roasts

225 - 250

8 hours 

Until Done

Whole Ribeye Loin

225 - 250

20 - 30 minutes per lb

125 - 145

Rump Roast 

225 - 250

30 minutes per lb

145

Beef Short Ribs

225 - 250 

5 hours

Pulls back from bones

Beef Tenderloin

225 - 250

1 - 4 hours

120 - 160

Beef Tri-Tip

225 - 250

1 - 4 hours

120 - 160

Chicken Breast

275 - 350

1 - 2 hours

170

Chicken Thighs

275 - 350

1 -5 hours

170

Chicken Whole

275 - 350 

2 - 3 hours

170

Chicken Wings

275 - 350

1.25 hours

170

Turkey

275 - 350

2 - 3 hours

170

Lamb

225 - 250

4 - 8 hours

170

Lamb Shanks 

225 - 250

4 hours

135 - 165



Belly Bacon

Less than 100

6 hours

140

Pork Butt

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

170

Pork Chops

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

160

Ham (Bone-in)

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

160

Pork Crown Roast

225 - 250

1.5 hours per lb

155 - 165

Pork Loin

225 - 250

4 - 6 hours

160

Pork Sausage 

225 - 250

1 - 3 hours

165

Ribs (Baby Back)

225 - 250

5 hours

Pulls back from bone

Ribs (Spare Ribs)

225 - 250

5 - 7 hours

Pulls back from bone

Pork Shoulder 

225 - 250

8 - 12 hours

205

Pork Tenderloin

225 - 250

1.5 - 3 hours

160

Whole Hog (85lbs)

225 - 250

16 - 18 hours

205

Fish (Whole)

225 - 240

3.5 - 4 hours

Until Flaky

Fish (Fillets)

225 - 240

1.5 - 2 hours

Until Flaky

Salmon

200 - 225

3 - 4 hours

Until Done

Lobster

200 - 225

15 minutes/lb

To Taste

Scallops

190

1 - 1.5 hours/lb

To Taste

Shrimp

200 - 225

15 minutes/lb

To Taste

Veal

200

1 - 1.5 hours

160

Duck

225 - 250

3 - 4 hours

170

 

Smoking These Meats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeemJlrNx2Q