Originally Posted by HossBackyard
I will be cooking 5 pork butts on a WSM in 2 weeks (3 on top rack and 2 on bottom). How many digital thermometers am I going to need to monitor the cook? Can I get away with 2- one for a top rack butt and one for a bottom rack butt- and assume that the other meats will be close to the same temp?
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BBQ RULES FOR SUCCESS
YOU CAN NOT COOK GREAT BBQ ON A CONSISTENT BASIS BY COOKING TO AN INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OR BY TIME ( XXX MIN PER LB) YOU MUST COOK BY FEEL!
For Brisket it must pass the poke test(probe like soft butter) Ribs pass the Bend Test, Pork Butts when the bone wiggles loose. These are the only reliable methods to ensure that your cook will be a success.
There is one exception to these rules and that is Poultry which must achieve and internal temp of 170 deg in the thickest part of the thigh and 160 in the breast.