Ya I'm still getting the hang of probe tender. I did the night train experiment which yielded some great tender brisket. But by no means when probed did I feel it slide in like butter.
When I cook my brisket till it probes like butter (meaning the probe basically falls thru the meat if dropped) then it turns out dry and crumbly (overdone)
So I think I'm just still learning what that true probe feel should feel like.
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