Help..power went out

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jsk53, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. jsk53

    jsk53 Smoke Blower

    Just posted this in the Food Safety Forum but thought i would post here too.

    In the middle of doing a 5 pound batch of beef sticks on my MES 30. Power went out about an hour ago. At thzt time the IT was 113. Now down to 99 degrees. The power is supposed to be back on in about 45 minutes. Question is are the sticks dead or can I restart the smoker and continue until done?

    IT is now at 95 degrees. Thanks.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you used cure in your sticks you should be fine to continue on.
  3. jsk53

    jsk53 Smoke Blower

    I did use cure and the power went back on. IT got to about 92 on the sticks. As soon as I got the power back to the smoker, it raised pretty quickly to where it should be. So far all is well. Thanks for your response.  I'll be the Guiney pig when they are done...tough duty....

  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The cure covered you on the safety issue. You could have let them smoke at abient temp for a couple of days and been fine...JJ

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