Emergency ? !!!!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cubguy17, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I am smoking a pork butt for pulled pork I want to foil it at 165-170ish
    I just got a new wireless digital thermometer that is reading 150 but I checked it with my old $5.00 dial thermometer and it say's 165ish. Which do I trust. Got my cousin's (meandmy2dogs) opinion just wanted another.
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CubGuy - here's a quick test to see if your thermometers are ok - boil some water and when it's at a rolling boil, check the temperature with each therm. The one that reads 100 F is the one that's accurate.

    SMF gang - please jump in if I'm missing anything on that process.
     
  3. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if it reads 100 f your in trouble
     
  4. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Will do sumo thanks!!!
     
  5. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    OK nevermind Morkdach what's up??
     
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boiling water test, should read 210-212*F if it's a workin. Dial thermometers can be calibrated to (most anyway) Their is a small nut on the back that allows you to adjust them. Good luck cub, hope it works out fer ya!

    Make sure the end of the probe is just in the water though, not touching the pan. tongs work good for keepin the finners out of the steam!
     
  7. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks travco
     
  8. minichef

    minichef Fire Starter

    Should read 212° in boiling water.

    Try ice water bath also, should read 65°.....[​IMG] 32°

    I wouldn't trust anything bought for $5!!!!

    Way to slow to post.
     
  9. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    had some 5 buck probes that worked better than more $ ones
     
  10. Water boils at 212 degrees here in my science lab...[​IMG] Trust your wireless digital.
     
  11. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    The winner is.... the $5.00 therm. although it only reads to 190 it redlined in the boiling water. The digital slowly climbed to 208 then after a few minutes made it to 211.
     
  12. How do you figure? The dig therm gave you a near perfect reading after a min or 2. The 5 buck therm redlined into oblivion past 190. Thats 22 degrees that you are going to trust to a thermo that only goes to 190 max. Maybe I am missing something....[​IMG]

    Or are you saying the dig was the winner?
     
  13. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    True SmokinJoe but the water was boiling for about a minute when I dunked them neither one touched the pot and it took a while for the digital to reach 211 never got to 212 I didn't have time to wait so I went with the gut and decided on the cheapy. I will definatley give the digital another chance cause it's friggin sweet, but we'll see.
     
  14. Go for what ya know man...I am sure the butt will be just fine!!! [​IMG] I always say you can cook em to 400 degrees and still get a great PP sandwich!! (not that I have ever tried that...lol
     
  15. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds to me like your digital was right on. Your cheapo might be reading too high.

    How did it come out?
     
  16. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Don't know yet it's wrapped and my digital is reading 162 and the cheepo is reading 175 been there for a while now. Plan on pulling it out and resting it at 200 there will be Qview later. Thanks Guys!
     
  17. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looking forward to the q-view [​IMG]. I've got some BB ribs ready for tomorrow. Now I'm wishing I went with some pulled pork [​IMG].
     
  18. minichef

    minichef Fire Starter

    Cheapo red lines at 190, trying to measure 212. The digital measures within a degree after two minutes and it loses. [​IMG]

    I'll chalk that up to "cub logic"

    Maybe that was bait..... zing....yup, hooked and reeling me in!!

    Either way, it is tough to mess up pulled pork.
     

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