Pork | Barbecue Tricks


Pork Temperature Guide
DonenessChef StandardsUSDA Recommendations
150-160 Degrees
145 Degrees F
Shoulder or Butt for
195-210Degrees(Whole Hog 190 Degrees  In the shoulder)
PorkThickness / WeightApprox. Grillin’ Time
Fresh BratwurstNA20-25 Minutes Direct Medium
Pre-Cooked BratwurstNA10-12 Minutes Direct Medium
Pork Chop (Boneless or Bone_In)1/2″ Thick5-7 Minutes Direct Heat
Pork Chop (Boneless or Bone_In)3/4″ Thick6-8 Minutes Direct High
Pork Chop (Boneless or Bone_In)1″ Thick8-10 Minutes Direct Medium
Pork Chop (Boneless or Bone_In)1 1/4 – 1 1/2″ Thick10-12 Minutes : Sear 6 minutes Direct High, grill 4-6 minutes Indirect Medium
Boneless Loin Roast2 1/2 lbs.40-45 Minutes Direct Medium
Bone-In Loin Roast3-5 lbs.1 1/4 -1 3/4 Hours Indirect Medium
Boston Butt (Pork Shoulder) Boneless5-6 lbs.3 1/4 – 4 Hours Direct Low
Ground Pork1/2″ Thick8-10 Minutes Direct Medium
Baby Back Ribs1 1/2 – 2 lbs.1 1/2 – 2 Hours Indirect Low
Spareribs (ribs)3-5 lbs.2 1/2 – 3 Hours Indirect Low
Country Style Boneless Ribs1 1/2 – 2 lbs.12-15 Minutes Direct Medium
Country Style Bone-In Ribs3-4 lbs.1 1/2 – 2 Hours Indirect Medium
Whole Tenderloin3/4 – 1 lbs.15 – 20 Minutes Direct Medium

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