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    Smoker stopped heating Brisket over night. Fire went out...

    Hi all. After smoking my brisket for over 5 hours, and getting it to an internal temperature of over 160, I took it out to wrap in butcher paper and placed it back in the smoker. I then decided to sleep for 4 hours, but when I woke up, the smoker had stopped heating (due to lack of coals) and...
  2. W

    Smoker turned off while doing a brisket

    Hey there, I was wondering if someone could give me an opinion on this. I started smoking a 6 lb brisket last night at 11pm at 180 degrees. Woke up at 630, wrapped it in butcher's paper and turned it up to 225 degrees. I came left my house for an hour and a half, came back and had a pellet jam...
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    Safe to Eat?

    I'm relatively new to smoking but here is my situation. I started to smoke a 6 lb brisket at 185 degrees at 11 pm last night. I woke up at 630 am wrapped it in butcher's paper and then turned it up to 225 degrees. Everything was fine until I left the house for an hour and a half and came back...
  4. endo129

    Is It Safe (Would you eat it)?

    Merry Christmas everyone! Just looking for a little advice if anyone is trolling these pages on Christmas. I'm worried that I should just toss my Christmas ham but there are many variables so I want to get some advice. I'm not sure how this went terribly wrong. Had a recipe from a world class...
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    Danger Zone Brisket

    Good morning. While smoking a brisket, I checked it at 730 and the temperature was >145, I set my alarm for another hour and a half. I check it and the pellets quit feeding. The meat temp was 133. I quickly restarted the smoker and brought the temp above 140. Is it still safe to eat?