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First Fattie: a couple questions

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by MetalHeadMeatEater, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Hey SMF gang,

    Y'all have helped make everything I've pulled off the smoker the last year be amazing, so obviously I immediately returned to "home base" as soon as I decided to dabble in the realm of fatties!

    We'll have another dish at the gathering that incorporates breakfast sausage, so I'm thinking I'll be going with a 70/30 beef that I'll grind myself the day before. I also think I'll be going with a Philly chee style filling (adding in jalapenos, because well, they're awesome). Either way, super excited to try my hand at this smoker's delight of a dish, but had a couple quick questions:

    Probe placement/internal temp: sounds like 165 is the magic internal temp with these bad boys, but I'm a bit confused on probe placement. Internal temp means just that, but if the inside is mostly cheese and veggies, should I be placing the probe at an angle to just monitor the exterior beef's internal temp?

    Rolling strategy: seems like most people roll theirs so the ends touch, and the inside is a large awesome pocket of filling. That said, is rolling it more spiral or "pinwheel" style a decent option? Wanting to maximize the evenness of meat to filling ratio per bite, and i think the meat spiralling in might help with that.

    Thanks as always for all the help in advance, and if you have any recommended tips or tricks, I'll always take them!

    Cheers and happy smoking,

  2. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

  3. Awesome, thank you, Chris! Will definitely be posting the finished product pic Sunday afternoon. Appreciate the help!
  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    No problem feel free to ask any questions that may arise.