Originally Posted by B-Lazy BBQ
Not trying to be an azzhat but,
You're saying that once my cooker and surrounding area are up to temperature, and my meat temperature is climbing, I dare not risk moving my cooker, or the internal temperature of the meat will begin to fall due to the need for the surrounding areas need to equilbriate again?
Absolutely !! Thermal mass knows no boundaries. To demonstrate an extreme example , if you moved your cooker at equilibrium, with pit and meat temps the same, to a snow bank, of course the meat temp will fall , even if you keep the pit temp the same, all the heat is going into the snow and not your meat, until the snow temp is equilibrated with the pit.