Inserting a thermometer vs injecting

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by kid creole, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. kid creole

    kid creole Fire Starter

    I've read some stuff here about not inserting a thermometer into the meat until after a few hours because you can bring bacteria from the outside to nestle in the middle and hit the danger zone.  What about injections?  I just haven't heard anybody say anything about that.
     
  2. jared101

    jared101 Fire Starter

    Injections fall under the same rule of thumb.  If you inject, you want to make sure you are from 40 to 140 within the first four hours. That also includes counter time.  So if you inject, you should insert your thermometer at the start.  You are already working with "contaminated" meat anyway.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Jared is correct either a needle or temp probe doesn't matter it's still punctured
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    X3
     
  5. kid creole

    kid creole Fire Starter

    Thanks for the replies.  I hadn't seen it mentioned, and I thought they should be treated the same, as you've confirmed for me.
     
  6. Never poke a hole with a dirty tool. [​IMG]
     
  7. As hygiene is very necessary because it prevent bacteria to grow and I agreed what have said.
     
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The exception here would be if you are injecting with a cure.  Unless it is a cure, you are stuck with the 40-140 rule.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good point Venture!
     

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