Smoked Pork Cooking Temperatures & Times

Smoked Pork Cooking Temperatures & Times

When it comes to the ideal BBQ, pork is hands-down the perfect choice. The tender meat smokes with a delicious bacon-y flavor. Not to mention, the versatility of different cuts: chops, shoulders, roasts, ribs, belly.

Now, there are many barbecue enthusiast that claim they can tell if their smoked pork is done with a look. This can sometimes lead to disappointing and potentially unsafe results. Save yourself the struggle and use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of your smoked meat. The thermometer reaches to the innermost area of the pork, making this the only way to accurately read the temperature of the pork and ensure that it is cooked all the way through.



Pork Shoulder

Smoker Temperature: 225°F

Smoking Time: 8 hours

Finished Temperature: 190°F


Pork Tenderloin

Smoker Temperature: 225°F

Smoking Time: 2 hours

Finished Temperature: 145°F


Pork Loin

Smoker Temperature: 225°F

Smoking Time: 4-5 hours

Finished Temperature: 145°F


Pork Ribs

Smoker Temperature: 230°F

Smoking Time: 5-6 hours

Finished Temperature: 180°F


Pork Belly

Smoker Temperature: 250°F

Smoking Time: 6-8 hours

Finished Temperature: 195°F

Smoked pork will continue to cook once it has been removed from the smoker. As a general rule, take pork out once the internal temperature is 5°F under the desired target temperature. The temperature will be right at the desired temperature by the time you are ready to dig in.

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