Originally Posted by landarc
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.
I also use a old shish kebab skewer, I just make my hole in the Bp through the layers trying not to hit the meat then I use a toothpick to check for tenderness the smaller the holes the better I think ;)