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Unread 12-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default Tell me about your meat probe

I've been using my thermapen as the buttah probe when checking if my meat is done, but I was curious if my meat probe was too small and pointy to give me the proper sensation. Tell me about your meat probe and if I should be using something less pointy and with more girth. Danke!
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I use a wooden skewer, hasn't lied to me yet
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The key is consistency, not the diameter or point.

If you use the same thing each time, you will develop the "feel" and be just fine.

If you use thick/blunt one time and thin/pointy the next, you will never figure it out. I least I couldn't

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I get that request from women every once in a while..... i mean I use a skewer.
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I use an Analog meat thermo probe I like it because it has a pocket clip
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I use the blunt end of a disposable bamboo skewer. I just toss them after the cook.
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For a number of years I used a slightly dulled ice pick. And I've played with a couple of designs using stainless rod. The longest one I've made is over 20" and I call it the Pitmaster T, after Donny.





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Can I please NOT tell you about my meat probe?
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It's not the size of your probe that matters, just be sure you know how to use it.
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And I've played with a couple of designs using stainless rod. The longest one I've made is over 20" and I call it the Pitmaster T, after Donny.

And how does Donnie feel about that; honored, scared, or excited? Perhaps all three?!?!
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Now, tell me about your butt rub !! Lol....
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It's not the size of your probe that matters, just be sure you know how to use it.
That's what she said.
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This is why my mommy doesnt like me hangin out in this neighborhood......
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I use a toothpick for checking brisket an butts, size doesn't matter :D

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