need help fast!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by john kelly, May 24, 2014.

  1. john kelly

    john kelly Fire Starter

    i have 4lb brisket started at 6am its noe 10am at 225 it stalled at 161 and has even went down to 158 what do i do,  i uselly  foil at 170 with a bigger 6lb brisket
    Last edited: May 24, 2014
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Relax JK, everything is normal.

    If you are going to foil you can foil any time a brisket stalls.  Temps dropping during the stall is absolutely normal.  The stall is meat sweating and that causes the temp drop.   

    I foil as soon as I see the stall has started, which is indicated by a steady internal temp of 30 minutes or more and I'm above 145-150F.  I've seen some meats not stall until they were closer to 160F.  You are definitely in the stall so you can foil. 
  3. john kelly

    john kelly Fire Starter

    ok kool thnx ive just never seen a brisket drop temp or maybe it did and i missed it between checking on it its now in foil in the oven

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