The Eternal Plateau?!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by kelstro, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Hi All,

    Kevin from Central MO.  I've been lurking for close to a year trying to soak up some knowledge and good ideas.  I have a Master Forge vertical charcoal job that I've modified per some of the advice here.  Haven't used it as much as I should (ie. not daily!) but have done a few runs of pulled pork, some brats and a couple of smaller cuts of beef.  Working on my first "big" brisket today - a 14-pounder I sawed in half before I found the tips on separating the point from the flat.  Oops!  Luckily I checked in here for info on plateau times/temps.  If not for some of the posts here I'd swear my probes had flatlined on me!  Got to 169 and stalled...........and dropped........been at 160 for well over 2 hours now.  The cooking temp has stayed a remarkably steady 245-255.  Anyway, figured I'd check in at Roll Call before I've chewed my fingers beyond the knuckles and have to type with my feet or something...   [​IMG]
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Kevin! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!

    Hang in there Buddy and ride it out!
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  4. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Kevin!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  So many friendly and knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just holler when you need anything, and someone here will have the answer.


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