The purpose of tenting meat is to let the meat rest to preserve the juices, so it remains moist and juicy. If using a meat thermometer, leave it in the meat. Pulling it out will cause the juices to run out of the meat and the end result will be tough meat. Tenting still allows the meat to remain warm without overcooking. Please be aware that the meat normally will raise about 5 more degrees when tented. This means that it will continue to cook some. So if you prefer your meat medium, take the meat out slightly before it is medium. Please follow the government’s guidelines for temperatures of meat to prevent any illnesses.