What is the lowest temp stall you have had for a brisket?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by uncle eddie, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My 7.1 whole packer (it has a short flat) stalled at 145.  I checked with 2 calibrated thermometers too.  This is the lowest temp stall for brisket that I have encountered.  

    Anyone else get a stall at this low of a temp?
     
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah, depends on smoke chamber temp, meat cross-sectional density, etc, but I've had stalls anywhere from lower 140's to mid 160's. Come to think of it, I've had stalls in the 180-190* range, but those were probably forced stalls due smoke chamber temp variations. A true stall/plateau is caused from water evaporation inside the meat as part of the normal cooking process. Water vapor cools it's environment, hence the internal meat temperature climb rate falling off, stopping, and in some cases falling. I've seen internal temps drop by almost 10* with no indication of a drop in chamber temps.

    The main thing to remember with stalls is to be patient...it will snap out of it on it's own, but only when it's good and ready.

    Eric
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  3. smokinal

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

    I think for me it has probably been in the 150's.

    But as Eric said I've had them stall in the 190's too.

    Al
     

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