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Unread 07-03-2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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I've got several brands of remotes, one being the popular Maverick. I used em last week and had every reason to believe they were leading me astray even though I checked em in boiling water before hand. I have just checked em again and they seem good to go. QUESTION: Can you insert them into the meat TOO FAR and cause you to get a bad reading (I always stick my probe in as far as I can - that just sounds that way and no I wasn't trying to be funny, I'm serious here). What say all yee Brethren? I got two 8 lbs butts and two 7 or 8 lb flats on the line so go on a make your funnies but just tell me about the probes too. Thanks
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I stick mine in the thickest part of the meat, being careful to not hit a bone, or a known big area of fat. Center the tip of the probe only cause thats where the temp reads right on the end.
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you're taking all the fun out of it!....
OK seriously, make sure you are in the thickest part of the butt, then take temps from there, if its all the way it may or may not be the thickest part, hense thinking butt is done when actually only part of it is done...

BTW, can I have your maverick? I think its broken... just kidding!
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Remember most probes have a dimple just up from the tip. This is actually where it reads. Do you let probe ride all cook or when close to done? I used to guestimate finish time and then insert probe. I use a thermapen now for final temp.
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