Tad asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 4 weeks ago

Can I still eat the brisket I'm cooking?

Hey there, I was wondering if anyone could give me your opinion on this. I started smoking a 6 lb brisket last night at 11pm at 180 degrees. Woke up at 630, wrapped it in butcher's paper and turned it up to 225 degrees. I came left my house for an hour and a half, came back and had a pellet jam somehow. I cleaned everything out, fired it back up and put the brisket back on at 250 degrees. When I put the. Brisket back on the traeger it was at 139 degrees. Do I toss this or would it be safe enough to eat?

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    Completely safe don't lose any sleep over it. You hit the critical number and it only rested for an hour and a half.  Hint - if you want to finish the brisket without wasting pellets just wrap tightly in foil or use a baking bag and finish it in the home-oven.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No....cook until internals are at 195 or greater.  Too expensive to throw out.  Wrap in foil (or butcher paper) and put some liquid in along with the meat)

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It's fine, don't work yourself up.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It will be perfectly safe.

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