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Offline yakimanoob

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PSA: you should be using a meat thermometer
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »
This is a public service announcement for anyone who may be on the fence or is of the "just eyeball it" philosophy. 

Get a dang meat thermometer.  I put it off for years and years and finally broke down and spent $13.  Best money I've ever spent.  I cooked a bottom round elk roast in my crock pot last night to exactly 145F.  Getting that temp exact makes all the difference in the world. 

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Re: PSA: you should be using a meat thermometer
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 10:50:13 AM »
Use a Sous vide. Set it and forget it.  :tup:
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Re: PSA: you should be using a meat thermometer
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 10:55:29 AM »
I've been using a meat thermometer for years. There is no other way to cook perfect meat. I can get pretty close by eye balling it, but getting my backstraps to exactly 130 degrees is key. I really appreciate it when cooking chicken, and pull it out as soon as it reaches temperature. My wife never liked chicken breasts until I cooked them. She just assumed they always tasted like chalk because that's how her mom cooked them!
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Re: PSA: you should be using a meat thermometer
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 11:01:39 AM »
Yup, thermometers are great. especially with pork and poultry. You can be sure you've hit a safe I.T. without overcooking and drying it out.

 

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