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Old 17-10-2003, 08:37 PM
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Default Temperature plateau at 170F

Several people have commented that a brisket or pork butt will cook until it
hits 170F, then the temperature will stay at this level for a while, then
begin to rise again.

I've observed this to a limited extent. Is there a reason for this plateau?
My initial thought was that this was the temperature that caused the fat to
melt and flow out, but I really haven't a clue.

Does anyone know the answer?