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Discussion in 'Poultry' started by recapster, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. recapster

    recapster Newbie

    when should temp probe be inserted
  2. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    i normally give my smokes 3 hours before i use the meat probe.
  3. I put mine again in the beginning. I think you lose too much moisture if you stick a hole in a partially cooked bird.  Juice pours out around the probe. I cook my turkeys up around 275-285 so I'm not worried about hitting safe temps in time. 
  4. arnie

    arnie Smoking Fanatic

    Ditto. For turkey at those temps there shouldn't be an issue hitting the safe temps at all
  5. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree, put it in right away. The hole will seal around the probe as it cooks. No need to worry about the 4 hour rule smoking at higher temps. Don't get a huge bird, 12-14 lbs. is about the limit. Also, welcome to SMF. Would you kindly go to the roll call section & introduce yourself, tell us what equipment you have, your experience, and a little about yourself & your location.