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Need some help with the proper placement of a temp probe in a bone-in butt. QView added

Discussion in 'Pork' started by marlin009, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Second time smoking a butt. The first was a boneless, this is a 5.4 # bone in. Seems like the bone is right in the center and takes up a lot of room. How far away from it does it need to be not to throw off the temp reading? Where is the best place to put it?  Thanks.

    Ready to roll in the AM.

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    as long as it's 1/4 " away you are good

  3.  Thanks, that should be easy enough.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    You have to make sure that you are atleast go into the butt about halfway. You also want to make sure that you don't get too near the bone so you get a false hot reading.
  5. Been on for about 5 hours, 165*. This was from 2 hours ago.

  6. I loaned my camera to a buddy for the weekend so all I have is crappy cell phone picks. [​IMG]

    Oh well, at least my butt came out better than my photography. [​IMG]

  7. pics aren't that bad, I don't mind slightly blurry butts as long as there are butts to look at. [​IMG]