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Old 06-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Probe Placement in Butt?

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Do you place the probe from above and through the foil? 2" from bone or so?

I went in from the side and leaked unnecessarily. From above seems better. I need to think about the placement better next time. It was an afterthought as I started my first butt today.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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I don't think the change in 'leakage' would differ significantly no matter where you put it in.
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I don't think the change in 'leakage' would differ significantly no matter where you put it in.
I agree. Plus leakage is just rendered fat. No loss.
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Oh really? Great. One less thing to worry about.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #5
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I assume you are talking about a temperature probe that you leave in the butt? If so, to me it is only a guide to get to the approximate temperature of doneness. I then hand probe all over to find when the probe easily slips in.

That being the case either from the side or from the top work about the same.
I used to foil after the stall but now I only foil to rest and hold.
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I usually go from the top as well, both when it's in and out of foil.
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Anyone ever get some foil embedded in the meat from probing? I have.
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:42 PM   #8
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I just pick a spot that is usually in the neck muscle. When it approaches the temp I'm looking for, I probe around the butt with my impeccably accurate BLACK Thermapen. When most of the butt is at the temp I want I pull it from the smoker.

A few small holes in the foil make no difference whatsoever.
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Great bunch of posts. Thanks all.
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You're welcome; and lucky nobody here REALLY answered your question about butt probing!
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