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CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 08:57 AM
195 target temp, I know this. I also know that temp isnt the only thing to look for when checking for doneness (probe like butter, bone loose, etc). My question is, I have three butts on the wsm and the bottom two are close to 195, the top one seems to be in a stall at 185. As far as temps go, the bottom two read 195 in some spots, 187 in others. Should it read 195 in ALL spots or just when you hit 195 in ANY spot?

Using the Orange thermapen, which we all know is the most accurate.

The_Kapn
05-18-2013, 09:07 AM
195 target temp, I know this. I also know that temp isnt the only thing to look for when checking for doneness (probe like butter, bone loose, etc).....

I think you answered your own question in the first sentence 8)
Probe them for feel, not temp, in several places and cooler them when tender. Or, twist the bone if you can get to it and they are bone-in.

Good Eats!

TIM

CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 09:09 AM
OK, then if the probe is like sliding into a cloud in some places, but firmer in others is it done or is it still trying to be done?

CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 09:10 AM
in other words, does it need to be the same probe everywhere or just when it is probed like warm butter in SOME places? Cant get to the bone, unfortunately.

The_Kapn
05-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Still trying, but it should not take much longer. 8)

TIM

CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 09:13 AM
ok...I checked it at 9:45. gonna check again at 10:45. Fire died out on me between 5-7 this morning and I woke up to a temp of like 175. Got er started back up and up to 250 steady now. Hope that didnt screw it up.

IamMadMan
05-18-2013, 09:27 AM
ok...I checked it at 9:45. gonna check again at 10:45. Fire died out on me between 5-7 this morning and I woke up to a temp of like 175. Got er started back up and up to 250 steady now. Hope that didnt screw it up.

Won't mess it up, but will add to the cooking time to finish.

code3rrt
05-18-2013, 09:30 AM
No, that won't screw anything up, but you do want to probe like buttah everywhere.

Keep us posted,

KC

CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 09:44 AM
these puppies are DONE. bone wiggling out very easy. In fact, one of the butts fell apart when I was taking it out and basically broke in half. The taste is amazing with no sauce on them at all. Got em wrapped in foil and in the cooler now with towels on top of them and around them. May be my best cook yet.

Daggs
05-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Some of my best smokes have been screwed up so I thought! Way to not pull out early.

CUTigerQ
05-18-2013, 10:06 AM
Way to not pull out early.

:shocked:THAT could get you in trouble in more ways than one! :tape:

Lake Dogs
05-18-2013, 10:09 AM
Good job. Actually the target temp is more like 202 to 205, but as you said, it really depends on MANY other factors; it's done when it's done. I had one done at 187 one time, another needed closer to 210. I've stoppped them temp probing like this a long ago, but as a learning tool it's fine.

firefighter4634
05-18-2013, 10:31 AM
these puppies are DONE. bone wiggling out very easy. In fact, one of the butts fell apart when I was taking it out and basically broke in half. The taste is amazing with no sauce on them at all. Got em wrapped in foil and in the cooler now with towels on top of them and around them. May be my best cook yet.

Congrats, it's all about patients.

tpope
05-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Nice job in the rain.. Enjoy!

lantern
05-18-2013, 12:12 PM
Some of my best smokes have been screwed up so I thought! Way to not pull out early.

As long as they're satisfied with the meat....it's all that matters.:bow::bow:

pbj
05-18-2013, 01:58 PM
Congrats, it's all about patients.
I didn't know he was a doctor:-o