Originally Posted by ---k---
It sounds like you and most everyone else here has more skill with probing through foil and paper than I. The two times I've tried probing through foil I probed all the way threw and liquid just spewed out the bottom.
Ryan, with the paper, I found the probe (I use a metal shishkebab skewer, not super pointy) I had to create a small hole with my knife, then poke. The paper held enough integrity the skewer did not easily go through. Note, I do not hate my brisket, so I am not stabbing at it like a psychopath.