I have a Amerique for about three months and really enjoy using it. My question is about cooking briskets. I like to cook my briskets with the temp probe and have cooked about 8-10 briskets so far, the briskets that i get are choice packers ranging from 11- 14lbs not frozen.i trim all of them myself and cook them at 225Âº with the probe set to 175Âº . i noticed that around three hours the probe reading starts shooting up rapidly (150Âº - 175Âº) almost 1Âº every 4-5 minutes, at first i thought that the temp probe was reading incorrect so i opened the cooker and verified the probe temps against my Fluke Food Plus Pro probe and to my surprise the Amerique was 1-2 degree high so the Amerique probe is reading correct .After about 5-6 hours the temp always drops (sometimes 13Âº) and then goes slowly climbs back up. this temp rise happens every time, and when i do a larger load (25lbs) it happens in less time. it almost seems that its reading cook temp but its not . i have put the Amerique probe in many different spots of the meat on different cooks.from reading the forums i do understand that the temps will naturally rise and fall and that this is normal , but i also know that when i set the Amerique to cook to probe temp and it says that its done in three hours because the temp is 175Âº its not done.So far this hasn't been a big problem as i have a pretty good idea by time when the meat should be done and everything has been delicious, but this has me puzzled !
Thanks in advance for this wonderful forum and any replies.