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Brisket advice?

ATXATX Posts: 98
edited 4:47PM in EggHead Forum
Crashed out at 12:30 last night. Egg was chuggin along at 250. Brisket temp was 160. Woke up this morning and Egg temp had fallen to 150, brisket temp 140. Got the fire back up, but am wary about the brisket. This thing still good to eat or am I in botulism country? Thanks ya'll.


  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,434
    I think you're OK. Most people here seem to agree that a grid temp of 140 or below for more than 4 hours could cause problem. You were just above that.

    Let's see what others have to say.

    You might consider getting a remote thermometer. I use the Maverick ET-73 and keep it next to my bed during overnight cooks. I check it a few times during the night and don't have to get out of bed unless there is a problem. It has alarms which you can set to go off if it goes outside a range. It has 2 probes - one for the meat and one for the grid. Costs about $40 plus shipping at a number of places on the internet.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • ATXATX Posts: 98
    Thanks man. I'll have to look into one of those. Funny thing is that I set my clock radio alarm to go off at 3am to check on the fire and slept right through it, even with the wife yellin', elbowin' & kickin' me! Haha.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    This is about the best price I have ever seen on the ET 73 as suggested by Shiff.

    Good Luck,
    Oh, I have never ordered from them just so you know.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,434
    That is a great price.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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