Now that I look at that, and reading Jeff's comments, I realize my comment was not well written. It is not good advice as written, it is more how I do things, but, probably represents my own bad habits of over-checking the food. B3, I do think checking after the stall is best, I tend to check to early mostly out of having developed bad habits.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."