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Old 11-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #1
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Meat cooking times question

I am developing a program for cooks of all levels to use that will keep track of multiple meats at one time while cooking. This program will be made available to all at NO COST when completed. I am in need of some information though and thought this might be a good place to get some insight.
I am looking for cooking time in minutes/lb. for the following:
Chicken, whole
Chicken Breast
Chicken Thigh
Beef Brisket, flat
Pork Spare ribs
Pork Baby Back ribs
Pork Butt
Meatloaf
I am looking for the times at the following different temps. 250,300,325,350*F.
I know this is a very large question, so if you know a piece of this, please respond to what you know. Some info I know but I don't know it all, and if I had to test each one, I'd have a large grocery bill this month. So for now I'm relying on the expertise of some of you great chefs out here.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:57 AM   #2
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I'm certainly no great chef, so I'm not gonna say a thing, but I'd love to see some of your times on what you do know. Sorta get the ball rolling.....
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:00 AM   #3
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Cooking by time almost never works right because there are so many different variables. Cooking by temperature is really the only way to get consistent results.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:18 AM   #4
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Cooking by temp. is what I do too. This is only to give approximates. I did 9 turkeys for Thanksgiving and tested this. 2 out of 9 was on the money. I know what you are saying.
For example:
Beef Brisket at 250*F cooked at approximately 1.5 hrs. per lb.
Internal temp reached was 195*F.
I know there are many variables that are in play here such as internal temp of the meat in the beginning....(will take longer for a 36*F than a 40*F) but not much. We can still get an approx.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:21 AM   #5
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OK as long as you are only looking for approx then I am sure you will get plenty of good responses here.

9 turkeys, WOW! Were you cooking for a shelter or something or do you just have a VERY large family
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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I was cooking two turkeys for myself and more for others who knew I was cooking. I cooked seven more for them. I offered my family and my cooker to the soup kitchen locally and they said they had enough help and so I cooked here at home. I have a Fast Eddy FEC750 SS. It is a wood pellet cooker that will hold 700+ of meat. This unit will hold 60 turkeys @ 12 lbs. each at full capacity.




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Old 11-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #7
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That is a nice looking cooker and an even nicer looking bird. Way to go!!!
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Old 11-24-2007, 12:15 PM   #8
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Jim,

With a CookShack Cooker FEC750 are you thinking, Catering, or a Retail Store Front somewhere down the road?
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:08 PM   #9
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That's one really nice looking cooker!!! and bird!
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Old 11-24-2007, 02:39 PM   #10
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That's one really nice looking cooker!!! and bird!

Boy, that's no lie. very nice!
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