BBQ Calculator

BBQ Calculator
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Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • Rare 125° F / 52° C
  • Medium Rare 135° F / 57° C
  • Medium 145° F / 63° C
  • Medium Well 150° F / 66° C
  • Well Done 160° F / 71° C
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Oak, cherry

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 203°
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Cherry

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 130° (rare)
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Cherry

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 160° (medium rare)
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Cherry

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 135° (medium rare)
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Cherry

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 165-170°
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Fruit Wood
  • Maple
  • Oak

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • While the USDA recommends cooking duck to 160°, Duck breast needs to be cooked to 135°, medium rare, otherwise it will dry out (and Duck is not a common salmonella carrier!). Duck legs and thighs, however, can be cooked to 165° to break down the connective tissues to make them more tender.
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Fruit Wood
  • Maple
  • Oak

Recipes:

Recommended Internal Temperature:

  • 190-203°
  • *I recommend using an internal read thermometer such as the thermopop or the thermapen when checking internal temps (affiliate link).

Wood:

  • Fruit Wood
  • Apple

Recipes:

Knowing the Proper Internal Temperature to Cook Meat is Important

Welcome to the GRILLGIRL™ Grilling and BBQ Calculator! I developed this calculator to give you the minimal internal temperature you must cook meat for doneness so you never over or under cook it again! I always recommend using an internal meat thermometer such as the Thermapen or the Thermapop to monitor the internal temp of food so you can ensure you cook it perfectly every time! No one wants undercooked chicken or (GOD Forbid) an overcooked steak, am I right?

Smoke Flavor Elevates Any Meal

The beauty of grilling and smoking is that wood smoke can enhance whatever you choose to throw on the grill. Because of this, I’ve put in my favorite wood pairings for different types of protein. This is not an exhaustive list but just a guideline of some of the most common woods available. Woods like hickory or mesquite can overpower meat so I have not included them in this reference; if you would like to use these I recommend a “less is more” approach, and pair them with other woods in smaller amounts until you figure out what you like best.

Recipes to Inspire You

Lastly, you’ll find some of the recipes I’ve developed for each type of protein to give you inspiration in your cook! If this calculator helps you in some way, I’d love to hear from you – feel free to leave a comment or tag me on instagram or leave me a comment on my facebook page.

I hope this calculator helps you have an amazing meal!

#GRILLON

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