Brisket temperature drop ?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by benswholehogbbq, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. So, I've had a 5 pound flat on the smoker for 5 hours ( temps. between 220-240 ), and at the 5 hour mark, had hit 141 internal.
    However, in the next 30 minutes, the temp. dropped to 138 internal.
    Anyone ever have this happen ? It's a really strange thing. I usually do briskets larger than this, and dont recall ever having it happen before.
    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. What thermometer(s) are you using....Re-check both cooking chamber and internal temperatures first.......
     
  3. Yeah, I checked both thermometers yesterday. Both the Pyrex Pro Digital for the internal and the chamber thermometer are spot-on.
    Have been for years.
     
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sounds like you going thru a stall. Dont rush it and dont turn up the temp.
     
  5. Yeah, that's kind of what I'm figuring. I just dont think I've seen the temp. DROP before. But now, having said that, it's back up to 141.
    Oh well, we shall plow ahead......................
    Thanks for the input.................
     
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not a problem. I remember one of the first butts I did was at 162 then dropped to 158 and I was like WTF. But it happens. Cant wait to see the finished product.
     
    keepingflysaway likes this.
  7. Steady as she goes.....

    Enjoy your brisket!!
     

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