Internal Temperature

This is the key to cooking perfectly.

Each Meat has its own “Perfect” doneness temperature, this allows us to know how well an item is cooked, just by knowing the internal temperature of the food.

Prime cuts work well when cooked to exacting internal temperatures.

Overcooking will mean the meat will expel moisture and become tough and dry

Use the Temperature section of the App to access the Doneness chart for a list of “perfect” internal temperatures for your desired Doneness

Secondary cuts should be cooked to texture, not temperature, how soft to you want the texture?

Do you want to shred it?

Do you still want it to slice?

Temperature will give you a guide to what stage you are at in the process.

The Stall will begin around 66°C (150°F) and this is when most people wrap

I start paying attention at 82°C (180°F) I look at the bark and condition of the meat, assess if I need to keep it wrapped or not.

The Finish temperature will be around 95°C (203°F) but it is texture you are looking for.

Understand the Phases that Meat goes through as it heats

Heat induced changes in Meat
Low N Slow
Bake and Roast
Hot and Fast

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Get the best probe you can.

There are pen type probes for quickly checking the temperature of your cooking, there are also units that have multiple probes you can leave in the heat, these can give you the temperature of the cooking chamber as well as the internal temperature of the food you are cooking.

A good Fast Read Temperature Probe is one of the best tools you can have in the kitchen.

A Temperature Probe will tell you Exactly what stage your cooking is at, it will help you cook and serve food the way you want it.

It is an important tool in any food safety program.

A “Leave In” Probe set will allow you to “see” the Internal Temperature and the Ambient Temperature of the Cooking Chamber on an external screen, on your phone or via a WiFi connection depending on which one you buy.

The faster your probe reads temperature the easier it is to use and the less heat you lose in the process.

Look for a probe that reads in 3 seconds or less

Avoid Analogue “Dial” type or thick probes they take too long to register temperature and are inaccurate.

The faster your probe reads temperature the easier it is to use and the less heat you lose in the process.

Look for a probe that reads in 3 seconds or less

Avoid Analogue “Dial” type or thick probes they take too long to register temperature and are inaccurate.

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