Hope this turns out ok!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by lovinsmokin, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. lovinsmokin

    lovinsmokin Fire Starter

    Started my 5# brisket in the smoker around 7:30 pm. Had issues with the remote thermometer not working! Thought I was sitting at 177 in the smoker, stayed a little too steady and by the time it occured to me to check the one out there, it was up to 290 and had been for at least 30-45 minutes. Got the temp regulated,continued the smoke for the remainder of the 3 hours I'd planned before moving it indoors with the ribs I'm finishing off in the oven. Juiced and wrapped all, stuck the probe in the smaller of the 2 and after 3 hours it's only at 128. Looking pretty good but I'm wondering if that long flash of high temp will dry it out?[​IMG]
     
  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just add some bbq sauce or the retained juices to the brisky if it is to dry. I kind of had the same problem last night, my wsm's dome temp gauge totally stopped measuring heat and my maverick probe keeps loosing the signal, been a long night. 
     
  3. smokinal

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

    If it's wrapped in foil with some juices it will stay moist & tender. Most of us smoke them until about 165, then foil. If you foiled this early you may not get as much smoke flavor as you would of if you had let it go to 165, which would probably take 5 or 6 hours, sometimes longer. Good luck & let us know how it turns out.
     
  4. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

    @ RP RibKing,

    Hey RP if that was just a standard RediCheck 73, Try the new 732.  I used to have the problem of dropped signals a lot, but with the 732 it has been just fine!
     
  5. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Retread, I feel like a dummy this mornin', I could have switched domes since I have 2 wsm's. I do like my trusty Redi-check it never fails butt it was in the butt. Sorry, LovinSmokin for the Hi-jacked thread.
     
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it was only in that high temp for 30-45 minutes you should be fine I would think.
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree - you should be OK but you are violating one of the basic rules of smoking - if it starts in the smoker it finishes in the smoker !!
     

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