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Cold Smoke then Grill

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I have an old Big Chief that doesn't get all to hot, and wondering if it is ok to 'cold smoke' meat for 2 hours, then put it on the grill to get it to temp before the 4 hour it ok?

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What kind of meat?
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ABTs with bacon strips or thin cuts of beef for jerkey...and what about something like a Fatty?

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ABT's with bacon is OK.....  bacon has nitrite in it....  no problem......   Now a fatty... that's ground meat...  if there is bacteria in it, which I'm positive there is, have the oven pre-heated to 350 ish to get it up to temp quickly....   The finish IT of the fatty should probably be up around 160 ish....  Dave

Why the Rest Time is Important

After you remove meat from a grill, oven, or other heat source, allow it to rest for the specified amount of time. During the rest time, its temperature remains constant or continues to rise, which destroys harmful germs.

Category Food Temperature (°F)  Rest Time 
Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb 160 None
Turkey, Chicken 165 None
Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb Steaks, roasts, chops 145 3 minutes
Poultry Chicken & Turkey, whole 165 None
Poultry breasts, roasts 165 None
Poultry thighs, legs, wings 165 None
Duck & Goose 165 None
Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird) 165 None
Pork and Ham Fresh pork 145 3 minutes
Fresh ham (raw) 145 3 minutes
Precooked ham (to reheat) 140 None
Eggs & Egg Dishes Eggs Cook until yolk and white are firm None
Egg dishes 160 None
Leftovers & Casseroles Leftovers 165 None
Casseroles 165 None
Seafood Fin Fish 145 or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork. None
Shrimp, lobster, and crabs Cook until flesh is pearly and opaque. None
Clams, oysters, and mussels Cook until shells open during cooking. None
Scallops Cook until flesh is milky white or opaque and firm. None
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