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First Chuckie


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Joined Apr 7, 2018
I am doing my first Chuckie today. It got to 150 and stalled so I brought it in and wrapped it in butcher paper. When I put the probe back I can't find that spot again and it has basically fluctuated between 135 and 140 for the last two hours regardless of where I put the probe. Could the paper be affecting my probe?


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jan 14, 2014
sometimes if you hit fat it will throw it off some.


Smoking Guru
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Joined Sep 7, 2013
Once it hits the stall, it is going to cool rapidly when removed from the hot smoker. The stall is muscle sweating water to cool, no different than you do when overheated, and it doesn't matter that the muscle is no longer part of a living animal. Kind of gives the term "muscle memory" a new spin, eh?

Unwrap it, look where a fatless area of the meat is, wrap it, then stick your probe in that spot from your eyeball memory. Put it in the smoker and wait...and wait...and wait. Or crank up the heat and just wait.

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