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Grilling Time and Temperature Charts for Ceramic BBQ Grill

Grilling Time and Temperature Charts for Ceramic BBQ Grill

If you don’t have a lot of experience, or you’re just looking for new tips and tricks. We can help you develop your skills for a more refined approach. So check out our full grill time and temperature chart for ceramic bbq grill.

Get right equipment 

Before you start grilling, make sure you have all the right equipment.

A good grill

Food Tongs

Fuel (in terms of taste, your fuel source can make a big difference)

Drip Tray/Drip Tray

seasoned wood chips

These should be all you need before you’re ready to start grilling.

Top Chef's Eight Tips for Grilling

Best to season at least an hour before cooking

Marinate the meat for at least 24 hours

Light the grill an hour before grilling

Bring meat to room temperature before cooking

Add seasoned wood to your coals for a delicious extra seasoning

Cook within a certain heat range (use higher heat at the beginning and lower heat at the end)

Roast halfway through and let the meat rest

Rest the meat for at least 10 – 15 minutes after removing the meat from the grill smoker combination

As you can see, there is a “rest period” that allows all the juices, flavors and flavors to settle into the meat after grilling. It, along with resting your meat halfway through the grill (and lowering the temperature of your grill), will both give you a juicier, tastier, tastier meal. Make sure you don’t forget to do both as it will give you better results.

You’ll be able to tell the huge difference (as will everyone else), eat meat from when it’s straight off the grill, and let it set the proper rest time.

Also, remember to never turn the meat with a spit, as this will allow all the juices in the meat to drain out into the fire, which will dry out the meat faster.

BBQ different types of food

Barbecuing is probably a better way to cook any food, it allows you to be as creative and adventurous as possible, and if done right, can also provide you with some of the most delicious food.

Stick to the core fundamentals and use your prior knowledge and experience to guide you in taking your grilling skills to the next level.

When talking about different cooking times and temperatures, we’ll make sure to cover all possible different foods, so don’t worry, you’ll have a pretty good idea of where to start when you start your grilling journey (or just collect it for you) more knowledge) is already an expert skill.

The thickness of the food 

The thickness of the meat can determine how many servings you get from each cut, as well as how long you need to roast it and how warm it is to roast it.

Be sure to pay attention to the thickness of the meat each time you grill so you can see the difference in how it’s cooked and adjust the grilling time and temperature accordingly.

The amount of heat you want to use when cooking meat will vary depending on the thickness of each piece of meat. The same piece of beef can be cooked at different times and temperatures depending on the thickness of the beef.

What type of heat to use

If you want your meat to be cooked to absolute perfection, then you need to decide what type of heat to use. Grilling will be a faster way to cook than smoking; however, when you grill, you can choose to cook your food through indirect or direct heat.

Direct heating

With direct heat, you will get your food above the flame. This will be the best way to cook foods like vegetables, fish and seafood, as well as thinner cuts of meat.

Indirect heat

Where the heat source rather than the flame itself is cooking the food, usually the fire is medium to medium low on one side of the grate and you cook the menu on the other side of the grate.

This is a great way to use different heat gradients when grilling. Keep this in mind as you want to lower the temperature towards the end of the cooking time.

Indirect heat is also the best way to grill thicker cuts of meat that must take longer to cook with slower heat methods.

Grilling time and temperature for each side

If you want the best roast, you can’t just throw the meat on the Foreman’s grill and let it cook. When it comes to grilling the right way, you’re going to have to play a little bit more and use a few tricks.

You can do things like flip the meat midway through the grilling and lower the temperature at the end which will help you end up with really tasty meat.

When grilling, you have to remember that the higher the heat you use, the better your meat will be cooked. You must adjust the temperature accordingly as needed. It doesn’t matter what you decide, as long as you use a digital meat thermometer to make sure it’s fully cooked every time.

The temperature of the grill (surface temperature)

You’ll never want to put food directly on the grill once the fire starts. Always preheat the grill to the ideal temperature before placing food on the grill before starting to cook. I recommend that you start the grill at least an hour before you decide to start cooking.

We’ll show you the best grill times and temperatures to use when preheating your gas charcoal combo grill so you can better understand each food and how to prepare it for cooking.

Best grilling times and temperatures for different foods 

The ideal temperature for each food depends mainly on thickness and type of cut. Later, we’ll show you the ideal times and temperatures for each of the different foods so you can better understand your goals.

Roast time and temperature required for chicken

Breast halves (bone and boneless) 

Preheat the charcoal grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 6 – 8 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches between 165 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit

Rest time 15 – 25 minutes


Breast

Since breasts are the meatiest part of the chicken, you’ll want to make sure they are lightly coated with olive oil before you start grilling. It keeps the breasts from drying out too quickly and keeps the juices for longer while grilling.

If you really want to keep the moisture in the chicken breasts, you should make some shallow cuts in the chicken breasts. It will help the marinade seep into the meat. Make the cut 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep.


Whole Chicken (unstuffed)

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F

Cook for 60 – 80 minutes (rotating around the 35 or 40 minute mark). Grill until the internal temperature is between 155 F and 160 F, which should be 165 F or higher when you eat. It gets hotter when you let it rest.

Rest time 15 – 25 minutes


Legs or Thighs

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F

Cook 10 – 15 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches between 165 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit

Rest time 10 – 15 minutes


No matter how you decide to eat it, thighs and drumsticks are a great meal. If that’s your style, you can toss them on the grill without any marinade or seasoning. However, if you want to use some great spices and spices, use the following combinations for some great flavors.

Marinate your meat with a small amount of oil mixed with citrus juices, vinegar, and your favorite herbs and spices. Some of the best spices and herbs are salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion powder, Cajun seasoning, basil, thyme, jerky seasoning and parsley are all good for dry rubs.

It’s usually best to use a small to medium amount of spice. I find it best to add spices and herbs 2 to 4 hours before starting to grill the chicken.


Drumstick

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F

Bake 8 – 12 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches between 165 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit

Rest time 10 – 15 minutes


Wings or Winglets

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F

Cook 8 – 12 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches between 165 F and 180 F

Rest time 10 – 15 minutes


Wings are the perfect snack for any occasion. You can add tons of spices and flavors to your wings and no one will complain. Let them marinate in your favorite rub for 24+ hours.

You can never have any problems adding just the right amount of spice to your chicken wings. Whether you want bone-in or boneless, these are the perfect snack for any occasion.

If you want your wings full of flavor. Don’t be afraid to give them the right amount of massage. Let them marinate for more than 24 hours the night before. After that, grill them over direct (medium) heat to between 165 F – 180 F for at least 8 to 12 minutes per side.

Since the wings cook very quickly when grilling, be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn too quickly.

Everyone loves chicken. Whether it’s grilled or fried, it’s delicious. Roasting it doesn’t just make it healthier. But when done right, you can make it juicier and more flavorful than any fried chicken.

If you want to roast chicken to a safe temperature, always roast the internal temperature to a minimum of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that you can eat the chicken safely without any health concerns.


Here are some tips on how to grill chicken perfectly

Spend a few minutes mashing up any boneless/skinless chicken breasts (or wings)

Cut the spine off the whole chicken and let it lay flat (called spatchcocking) to speed up the grilling time

Season the chicken before grilling (try brine, marinade or rub)

Prepare your grill properly (clean it, make sure you have enough fuel, and grease the grate

Cook with indirect heat (medium heat works best)

Cover the grill

Add sauce or seasoning at the end (about 15 minutes before the chicken is done cooking)

Time and temperature needed to roast a turkey

Turkey Breast (Bone in and Boneless)

Preheat grill between 350 – 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook for 60 – 105 minutes, turning halfway through. Internal temperature should be between 165F and 175F

15 minutes rest time


Whole Turkey

Preheat grill between 350 – 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook for 120 – 180 minutes, turning halfway through. Internal temperature should be between 165 F and 180 F

15 minutes rest time


Turkey Thighs and Drumsticks

Preheat grill between 350 – 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook for 90 – 120 minutes, turning halfway through. Internal temperature should be between 165 F and 180 F

15 minutes rest time


Boneless Turkey Roll

Preheat grill between 350 – 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook for 90 – 120 minutes, turning halfway through. The internal temperature should be between 165F and 175F. In general, turkeys are in the temperature range of 165 F – 175 F for 60 – 110 minutes on direct heat

15 minutes rest time


Additional Tips and Tricks for Roasting Turkey

Adding cherries, pecans, or wood chips from other fruit and nut trees can enhance the flavor of the turkey.

Buy a piece of cheesecloth and soak it in a liquid (such as butter or wine) and use it to cover the top of the turkey for the first half of cooking.

Except for boneless turkey rolls, you should always cook your turkey on indirect heat (11-13 minutes per pound is a good range to use).

Be sure to turn the turkey halfway through while roasting. Also check the internal temperature of the turkey halfway through, again three-quarters of the time, and when you think it’s done. It will give you a better idea of how fast it cooks and make sure you don’t overcook it.

Time and temperature required to roast beef

New York Beef Strips

Preheat grill between 360 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 3 – 10 minutes per side until internal temperature is between 130 F and 165 F

4 minutes rest time


Beef Burger Patties

Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook the hamburgers for 2-5 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches 160 F

2 minutes rest time


Sirloin Steak

Preheat grill between 360 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 4 – 10 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 130 F – 160 F

Rest time 4 – 5 minutes (after removing the plate from the grill, cover the top of the plate with foil and place it on the plate while it rests)

Filet mignon is a more delicate cut because of its butter-like texture. One of the best things I’ve found to do is wrap filet mignon in bacon and toss it on the grill (use a toothpick to secure a slice of bacon around each filet mignon).

You’ll want to cook the filet mignon with direct heat (you can also use indirect heat if you prefer). For direct heat, use medium heat and cover the grill.

For an inch thick cut, roast medium rare (145 F) for 10 – 12 minutes or medium (160 F) for 12 – 15 minutes.

If the meat is an inch and a half thick, bake for 15 – 19 minutes for medium rareness (145 degrees Fahrenheit).

When using indirect heating, be sure to use a drip pan. When you grill with indirect heat, the time and temperature will vary slightly. The optimum times and temperatures are as follows.

For one-inch cuts, bake for 16 – 20 minutes on medium rare (145 F) and 20 – 24 minutes on medium (160 F).

For medium rare (145 F) or 25 – 28 minutes, if you want medium (160 F), grill 1/2 inch for 22 – 25 minutes.


Beef Skewer

Preheat grill between 360 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 2 – 4 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 135 F – 160 F

3 minutes rest time


Roast Beef/Rump

Preheat grill to 380 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 16 – 22 minutes per side until internal temperature is between 135 F and 170 F

15 minutes rest time


Beef Tenderloin Tips

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F

Cook 18 – 25 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 130 F – 165 F

15 minutes rest time

Sirloin Tip ps is a thinner piece of meat, which means it cooks faster and also has a higher chance of drying out faster.

If you want to prevent your sirloin steak from drying out faster, I recommend rubbing the entire steak with a generous amount of olive oil, followed by a pinch of real sea salt (medium-grained) and black pepper.

Make sure to marinate your brisket (I like to marinate mine for at least 24 hours to allow the juices to soak in) or you can make it tastier with the perfect rub and the result should be outstanding. This is one of the best reasons to cook beef brisket!

Another delicious way to make sirloin steak is to combine a tablespoon of butter with parsley, garlic, soy sauce or homemade sauce. I like to sprinkle it with salt and pepper, then toss it in the butter and seasoning for half an hour to an hour before putting it on the grill. It tastes so good in your mouth!


Beef Tenderloin

Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 8 – 14 minutes per side or 10 – 18 minutes per side. If you cook for a short time, the internal temperature should be between 135 F and 170 F. If you cook longer, the internal temperature should be between 145 F to 170 F

10 minutes rest time

Beef should be salted and seasoned one to three hours before you start grilling. Always use medium-sized grains and only use the correct sea salt (avoid table, iodized, or small amounts of fine-grained salt).


Steak

The main four steaks we can grill, we’ll give you some guidance on what you can do to ensure a higher quality finish.

Choose fresh over frozen

Always try to get quality meat

Add salt early (40 minutes to the day before)

Clean and oil the grill

Set two temperature zones on the grill (high and low)

Grill with lid down for a thicker steak (thicker than an inch and a quarter)

Use pliers

In general, all meats come off the grill at an average of 5 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that if you want your steak to reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit, take it off the grill when it reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit.


Beef Hamburger

Burgers are one of the most commonly cooked meats for grilling. It’s best to choose a juicy burger with 80% lean beef and 20% fat. Season with salt and pepper, make the patty about 6 ounces, and try making it about 3/4 inch thick.

Be sure to make a deep indent in the middle of the patty before tossing it on the grill so it doesn’t get too fatty when grilled.

The grill temperature should be around 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and you should use a two-zone grill to cook the patties. Flip the burger once after cooking on medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. For medium rarity, you want an internal temperature of 145 F.


Hot dog and Sausage

When cooking hot dogs and sausages, you’ll want to make sure to spray the grate with nonstick barbecue spray (just a few quick sprays).

Preheat the grill between 300 and 350 degrees F for 10 to 15 minutes, and when you place your hot dogs or sausages on the grill, place them vertically for the best grill marks and flavor.

You must use the 5 to 7 minute time frame for a standard beef frank, 7 to 10 minutes for a jumbo frank, and 15 minutes for a quarter pound frank.

BBQ Time and Temperature Chart for Pork

Pork Chops (Bonein and Boneless)

Preheat grill between 325 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 2 – 7 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 145 F

Rest time 5-10 minutes

The best way to cook pork chops is to choose the right cut of meat. Blade ribs should be your first choice, ribs second and loin ribs third. If possible, try a center cut. Try cutting a half inch thick piece of meat and it will do just fine on the grill.

There are two different ways to marinate pork chops; dry brine and wet brine. We recommend using dry brine. Dry brine is simple; all you have to do is sprinkle some salt on the meat and let it sit long enough for the salt to penetrate the meat and work its magic. You can marinate pork chops an hour before grilling or throughout the day.

Pork chops are best grilled on an indirect fire, using a two-zone grill. You’ll want to sear them on the hotter side of the grill, then once they’re done, move them to the cooler side of the grill for a lower heat.

For medium rare pork chops, you want an internal temperature of 135 F, and for juicy and rosy medium pork chops, you want an internal temperature of 145 F.


Minced Pork Pie

Preheat grill to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 2 – 5 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 160 F

5 minutes rest time


Ribs

Preheat grill between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 30 – 120 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 145 F

Rest time 5 – 10 minutes

You can grill three different types of ribs. You can grill short ribs (probably the most comfortable option), short ribs, and St. Louis-style ribs (hardest to grill). We’ll be discussing grilled baby back ribs in this section.

Some people like to use a marinade, some want to use a rub. In my opinion, it is best to use both for ribs. Marinating it will add flavor that can penetrate deep into the meat (preferably overnight).

Use spice rubs to add more flavor to the surface of the meat. When grilling ribs, the grill sears the skin, contrasting with the juicy, tender, and flavorful meat inside.


Pork Tenderloin

Preheat grill between 400 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 10 – 25 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 145 F

10 minutes rest time

The best way to cook pork tenderloin is to start with a tenderloin that weighs about 1 to 1.5 pounds. Rub it with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle your seasoning on top. I like to skip pickling it and use a dry rub.

Anything will do, but I’ve found the best dry rub, garlic powder, pepper, and whatever steak rub you like.

You should also cook pork tenderloin on a two-zone grill. Grill all four sides for at least a minute and a half, closing the grill lid after each flip.

Then move them to the cooler side of the grill and grill the two larger sides for 4 minutes each. until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 140 F.


Pork Tenderloin Skewers

Preheat grill between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 2-4 minutes per side until internal temperature is between 135 F and 160 F

3 minutes rest time

Pork tenderloin is a relatively lean cut, so you have to be careful not to overcook it. Since pork tenderloin is a more important cut, you will need to use indirect heat. I need 1 hour 45 minutes to cook a 4 pound pork tenderloin at around 325 F.

The best way I’ve found to season pork loin (you’re welcome to use whatever method suits your preference) is to combine paprika, onion, black pepper, garlic, and mustard powder.

You’ll want to rub the pork loin with cooking oil first, then sprinkle a little salt on all sides of the pork before dusting the pork roast generously.

Grill the pork tenderloin on one side of the grill with the heat source on the other side of the grill. Rotate each side of the pork roast every 15 – 30 minutes to ensure an even roast on all sides. The roast is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.


Pork Raw Ham

Preheat grill to 285 degrees Fahrenheit

Cook 6 – 10 minutes per side until internal temperature reaches 140 F

Rest time 5-10 minutes

Edible pork is one of the most delicious meats we can eat. Whether it’s bacon, tenderloin, or ribs, there’s something delicious about pork (probably all the fat it contains).


When it comes to roasting pork, the best thing to do is to be kind. We provide a guide on how long to marinate each piece of pork:

Whole shoulder (marinate for 16 to 24 hours)

Shoulder and butt (bake over 8 pounds, marinate for 10 to 12 hours)

Shoulder and butt (broils under 8 pounds marinate for 6 to 8 hours)

Pork Shoulder (grilled 8+ pounds, marinated for 10 to 12 hours)

Pork Shoulder (broils under 8 lbs marinate for 6 to 8 hours)

Tenderloin (large roast, bone-in or boneless, marinated for 4 to 6 hours)

Tenderloin (small roast, tenderloin, marinated for 2 to 4 hours)

Tenderloin (ribs, baby back ribs, country ribs marinated for 2 to 4 hours)

Tenderloin (ribs, pork chops, marinated for 2 to 4 hours)

Reserve (ribs, whole rack, marinated for 2 to 4 hours)

Reserve (ribs, diced individually, marinated for 1 to 2 hours)

Chart of grilling time and temperature required for vegetables

Required grilling time and temperature chart for vegetables

When you’re cooking vegetables, you don’t have to worry about letting them sit before serving. Serve them right away and start chewing.

All vegetables will be preheated and cooked at 350 F and ready to eat immediately after cooking. Here’s a good guide to help you understand how long each vegetable should be cooked:

Corn 4 – 5 minutes

Eggplant 5 minutes

Asparagus 4 – 5 minutes

Sweet Onion/Onion 2 – 3 minutes

Bell peppers 4 – 5 minutes

Cabbage 10 minutes

Yellow squash and zucchini 4 – 5 minutes

Tomatoes 3 – 4 minutes

Mushrooms 7 – 8 minutes

Portobello Mushrooms 8 – 9 minutes

Cauliflower 10 minutes

Roasting vegetables doesn’t take any time at all. You can grill all vegetables using an average grill temperature of 350 F.

It is best to rub a little oil on the vegetables. Kebabs are best when grilling small pieces of vegetables and cooking them in foil.

Average grilling times and temperatures for other types of food

Time and temperature required for fish and seafood

When grilling fish and other seafood, brush them with a little oil or butter, then season with lemon. Season with salt, pepper and any fresh herbs of your choice. Always clean and grease the grill to prevent food from sticking to it.

When cooking fish and seafood, it’s a good idea to preheat the grill to 400 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and when cooking fillets, cook the meat side down first, then flip it over to create a delicious crust on the surface. Grill fish for 10 minutes per inch of thickness (internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit).

For shrimp you only need to grill them for 2 minutes per side, while for seafood like lobster, you should grill them for 8 – 10 minutes, shell side down, until the meat is opaque in color and comes out of the shell.

How you control the heating temperature based on the type of grill you have depends on the level of heat your grill produces and the type of fuel you use, as well as how good you are at controlling the temperature (your skill at controlling temperature).

Charcoal Grill

Everyone loves the taste of barbecue, and charcoal can give you that delicious Southern BBQ flavor. Controlling the temperature will be a key element that you must learn if you want to make mouthwatering steaks and other cuts of meat.

There are three different factors to be aware of when grilling:

How much coal did you use

How do you layer them

Vents and Dampers

In order to layer the charcoal, you can use a few different options.


Single Zone Fire –

Spread the charcoal evenly over the bottom of the grill. Don’t try to use as much coal as possible. It adds too much heat and ends up causing the food to burn quickly. A single zone fire works great when you’re cooking meats like burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and more.


Fire in two districts –

When setting up a two-zone fire pit, place all the charcoal on one side of the fire pit and no charcoal at all on the other side. Another method you can use is to make the same arrangement on the left and right sides of the grill.

This will allow for an even distribution of direct heat on the left and right and indirect heat in the middle (perfect for cooking whole chickens, roasts, and ribs). Make sure to place an aluminum pan under the center of the grate to catch dripping juices to prevent any flare-ups.


Fire in the three districts –

To achieve a three-zone fire on your grill, you’ll place the coals on the bottom of the grill and align them like a single-zone fire, but you’ll use ramps instead of having them evenly distributed. The top of the slope generates heat directly, while the opposite side has no coal at all. It will give you high heat (direct), medium heat (direct) and indirect heat.

One of the best tips for getting great flavor is to cook the meat 10 to 15 degrees below the ideal temperature, and then let it rest a bit so the heat is evenly distributed throughout the meat. After that, each side is nearly cooked, take a short rest, and serve


Vents and Dampers –

Vents are one of the best ways to control the temperature when grilling. The top vent will capture and release heat and smoke and help you regulate the temperature inside the grill.

If you open the top and bottom vents at the same time, it will allow more air to circulate, giving you the hottest heat possible. When you close the vent halfway, it will keep cooked food warm and can also be used to prevent flare-ups.

Three main temperature ranges

Low and Slow –

When you want to slow cook, you should aim for a temperature between 225 and 275 degrees Fahrenheit. For higher temperatures, you can adjust the vents to generate more heat.

When you hit 225 F, your best bet is to open the top vent about two-thirds of the way and it should get you to 250 F. You can leave the vents at your desired temperature as soon as you arrive.

On windy days, you may have to close the vents slightly so the wind doesn’t sneak in and prevent excessive flames.


Medium heat range –

The medium heat temperature range will be between 375 and 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good temperature range if you want to add a nice sear to your food.

To get to this range, leave your bottom vent about halfway open and your top vent all the way open (you may need to adjust the top vent slightly to get your desired temperature range).

You have to make sure you have an idea for checking the grill temperature, as it is crucial to know this when grilling. You can purchase a high-quality BBQ thermometer if needed.


High temperature range –

Use this range when you want to grill at 450 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Leave the top and bottom vents fully open for maximum heating. To reduce heat, you can adjust the top vent between fully open and half-closed.

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We hope these tips, grilling time and temperature charts, and others will help you uncover your hidden talents so you can grill the most delicious, mouth-watering, mouth-watering dishes.

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