Hey all, sorry for the newbie question. I am in the middle of my first smoke and I had a question.
I've been smoking for about 6 hours now, and for the past hour the IT of the brisket has seemed to stall out in the 150's. It rose really quick to 150 though, only took 2-3 hours. Now I'm curious if: the temperature is not reading right (brand new Maverick dual-probe), if this is normal and it just takes forever for the meat to travel the last 40 degrees, or if I'm doing something wrong.
According to the other temp probe, I've been successfully (more or less) keeping the temp in the 225-250 range (avging around 240). So I'd be surprised if I'm doing something wrong. However, I wanted to get some feedback so I can correct anything if needed mid-cook. I'm hesitant to take the lid off and poke it with my trusty thermapen, because I don't want to let the heat escape. But if it stays in the 150s for another hour then I might have to, to make sure it's not beyond that and the temp probe is just messed up (I've heard these Mavericks can have some probe malfunctions).