I just finished 3 Fatties and 2 packs of fingers. The Fatties were JD Maple, Sage. Bold, with Sage being the Best. The fingers ( JD breakfast Sausage ) were just the standard. Cooked at 200 - 225 till 160. Sliced the Fatties with the fingers whole and let the members of the American Legion be my judges. Not a bad word till all gone, then " I didn't get any, make more next time " Sorry No pics.
I smoked my 1st fatty's the other day. One stuffed , one not. I stuck the probe in the unstuffed and when it was done I pulled them both. I didn't put a probe in the stuffed one. Had no problems. 225 till 160-165 degrees. Both were done perfectly in 1 1/2 hours. I let them rest for about 20 minutes.
Yeah the temps will be the same but the cheese might stick to the probe. Just curious is all. I love fatties any way as long as thery're smoked! The little guys seem to like the cheesey ones - maybe it reminds them of McDonalds or something?