HELP!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thesmayway, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. thesmayway

    thesmayway Fire Starter

    I've had a 4 pound flat (my first brisket) on since 12 noon today. At 3:30 - 4 PM it was at 140degrees and right now it it is the same (4:55pm EST)... Is this the "plateau" that i've read about? I thought that happens at around 150 degrees typically... I think i pushed it by telling my dinner guests we were eating around 7...
     
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That sounds a bit low for a stall.  Be sure to check your temps and therms carefully.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Something doesn't sound right Make sure you are cooking at 230 / 235° and check the thermo you are using for internal temps.

     This is the reason we advise to allow yourself 2 hrs per lb for briskets ,butts and other large cuts.
     
  4. thesmayway

    thesmayway Fire Starter

    Ok it's 5:30 and I'm at 150. probably reading my thermometer wrong.
     
  5. tiki guy

    tiki guy Smoking Fanatic

    would that be a electric smoker ?   cause I had that a few times , I rolled the temp up a bit and it went way high .....so now I set it up prior to start and make sure , and that works . all so  move the prob around ...AND if its a elect prob, check the battery's
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    How did it turn out?
     

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