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Candy-Making Temperatures

Thread begins at 230 Makes a 2" thread when dropped from a spoon.
Soft Ball begins at 234 A small amount dropped into chilled water forms a ball, but flattens when picked up.
Firm Ball begins at 244 The ball will hold its shape and flatten only when pressed.
Hard Ball begins at 250 The ball is more rigid, but still pliable.
Soft Crack begins at 270 A small amount dropped into chilled water separates into threads that bend when picked up.
Hard Crack begins at 300 Separates into threads that harden and are brittle.
Caramelized Sugar 310 to 338 Between these temperatures, it will turn dark golden, but will turn black at 350.

All temperatures in Fahrenheit.


Safe Meat Cooking Temperatures

Beef Rare 120-125
Medium Rare 130-135
Medium 140-145
Medium Well 150-155
Well Done 160 and above
Lamb Rare 135
Medium Rare 140-150
Medium 160
Well Done 165 and above
Chicken 165-175
Turkey 165-175
Pork 150

All temperatures in Fahrenheit.

 


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