I have a question about all of this. When he probed the brisket, did he probe the flat? Or was the thick part of the flat actually edible? From what you're saying he probed the brisket, but the entire flat was inedible because it was burned through. I don't see how during a rest period after probing the thick part of the flat it could have burned itself through.
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