While grilled burgers are tasty, smoked burgers are better. The smoky flavor takes the burger’s flavor to the next level.
But the trouble with smoking burgers is figuring out how long to smoke them. If you smoke them too long, the burgers will overcook. In contrast, they will undercook if you don’t smoke the burgers long enough.
Smoke the burgers at 225°F for 60-90 minutes, and they will be cooked perfectly.
- Can I Smoke Burgers At 225
- Do You Have To Flip Burgers In A Smoker
- What’s The Best Wood For Smoking Burgers
- How Long To Smoke Burgers At 225
- How Long To Smoke Beef Burgers At 225
- How Long to Smoke Burgers On A Pellet Grill
- How Long To Smoke Pork Burgers At 225
- How Long To Smoke Lamb Burgers At 225
- How Long To Smoke Chicken Burgers At 225
- How Long To Smoke Turkey Burgers At 225
- How To Tell If Smoked Burgers Are Cooked
- Final Thoughts
Can I Smoke Burgers At 225
Yes, you can smoke burgers at 225°F. Some people believe 225°F is too low to smoke burgers, but it is actually the perfect temperature. At 225°F, the burgers will absorb a beautiful smoky flavor without overcooking or becoming chewy.
Do You Have To Flip Burgers In A Smoker
You do not have to flip burgers in a smoker. Some people flip the burgers so the smoke can penetrate both sides of the meat and so it cooks evenly.
The convenient thing about smokers is they distribute heat evenly. So smoke will circulate around the burger, penetrating it from the top and bottom. The burgers will cook evenly since the heat is distributed so evenly.
Nevertheless, if you decide to flip the burgers, flip them halfway during the cooking process.
What’s The Best Wood For Smoking Burgers
The answer to this question depends on who you ask. Everyone has their preferred choice for smoking burgers.
Hickory, pecan, apple, oak, maple, and mesquite are the most popular options for smoking burgers.
Hickory gives the burgers a traditional BBQ flavor. But if you want something that’s a little milder than hickory, pecan wood is a great option. It will give the burgers an earthy, nutty, smoky flavor.
Use fruitwood like apple or cherry if you want the burgers to have a sweet undertone. These woods impart a mild fruity and sweet flavor.
In contrast, use maple wood if you want the burgers to have a sweet flavor without the fruitiness. Oakwood will give the burgers a rich smoky flavor.
Mesquite wood is the most concentrated wood. It will give the burgers a robust smoky flavor. Therefore, I only recommend smoking beef burgers with mesquite wood.
You can also use a mixture of different wood chips to create additional flavor. For example, you can smoke the burgers using equal portions of hickory and cherrywood.
You can also smoke the burgers using hickory and mesquite wood. The different types of wood will balance out each other and reduce the concentrated flavor of the dominant wood.
There is no best type of wood to smoke burgers with. So it’s best to experiment with different woods until you find a wood that works for you.
How Long To Smoke Burgers At 225
The smoking time of burgers depends on the size and thickness of the burgers as well as the temperature you want the burgers to have. The cooking time also depends on the type of burgers you are cooking.
Generally, it takes about 60-90 minutes to smoke burgers.
How Long To Smoke Beef Burgers At 225
Beef burgers take about 60-90 minutes to cook at 225°F. However, it depends on the specific temperature you want to smoked the burgers to be (medium-rare, well-done, etc.).
The USDA does not recommend smoking burgers below 160°F. However, people like their burgers like they like their steak.
So if you want a medium-rare burger, smoke it for 45-60 minutes at 225°F until it has a temperature of 145°F.
How Long to Smoke Burgers On A Pellet Grill
If you do not have a smoker, you can smoke the burgers on a pellet grill. Since it’s a grill, the burgers will cook a little faster. It takes 45-60 minutes to smoke burgers on a pellet grill.
However, since you are using a grill, you can smoke the burgers for a shorter time and sear them to give them grill marks.
Smoke the burgers for 25-30 minutes at 225°F. Remove the burgers from the grill, place them on a plate, and then increase the grill’s temperature. Place the smoked burgers back on the grill and cook them for 3-4 minutes until they have grill marks and are slightly charred.
How Long To Smoke Pork Burgers At 225
Pork burgers are a little different. You cannot cook pork burgers to medium-rare, medium-well, or rare.
They must be completely cooked and have a temperature of 145°F. It will take 70 minutes for the pork burgers to achieve this temperature.
How Long To Smoke Lamb Burgers At 225
Like pork burgers, lamb burgers must be fully cooked before you remove them from the grill. Lamb burgers take about 75 minutes to cook at 225°F. However, ensure the lamb burgers have a temperature of 150°F before taking them out of the smoker.
How Long To Smoke Chicken Burgers At 225
Chicken burgers have to be cooked completely. If they are undercooked, chicken burgers can cause food poisoning. Smoke the burgers for 2 hours to 15 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes until they have a temperature of 165°F.
How Long To Smoke Turkey Burgers At 225
Smoked turkey burgers have the same cooking time as chicken burgers. The burgers will be cooked for 2 hours and 15 minutes to 2 hours and 30 minutes. However, make sure the turkey burgers have a temperature of 165°F.
How To Tell If Smoked Burgers Are Cooked
The best way to tell if burgers are done is to use a thermometer. Some people believe you can tell a burger’s doneness by cutting into it to see if the juices run clear.
Others think you can tell the doneness of burgers by touching them. It is done if the burger feels firm, but if it is not firm, it is not cooked.
However, a thermometer is the only accurate way of testing burgers for doneness.
Smoked burgers are delicious. Best of all, they are one of the easiest meats to smoke. As long as you smoke the burgers for 60-90 minutes, depending on the type of meat, they will be moist and juicy.
I have been smoking and grilling meat from an early age and enjoy sharing my knowledge and expertise through the hundreds of articles I have written about BBQ. I hope to make everyone’s BBQ journey that little bit easier.