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First Steak

wallyjarwallyjar Posts: 123
edited 6:01PM in EggHead Forum
Cooked some pulled pork and brisket last week and they turned out really good.

Tonight I threw some poppers and sausage on to nibble on while I cooked vegetable kebobs, a couple of bacon wrapped filets and some nice large shrimp on a skewer.

Everything turned out greqt except steak was way undercooked.

I used digital thermometer and pulled at 150 for my wife and steak was almost rare. Had to take up to 160 to get done enough for her. Guess I better check the new thermometer. Maybe should throw away and get Thermopen!!



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,210
    Sounds like the thermometer is out of calibration.
  • Cooked our 1st steak and it was wonderful. Had a little problem getting temperature to stay at 400 but finally did. I did the trex method of cooking, but made sure the temp of the steak was 145 (medium) and it was perfect.
  • wallyjarwallyjar Posts: 123
    Glad it worked out for you.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    don't check a steak by sticking the thermometer in from the top, because you'll poke out the other side and get a high reading, or not stick it in far enough and get the same high reading.

    stick it in horizontally.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    #1,calibrate your thermoter,#2 do what stike said,put the thermoter into the side of the steak to the center. ;)
  • wallyjarwallyjar Posts: 123
    Did use the side maybe not deep enough.

  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    or buy thicker steaks :whistle:
    Although a bacon wrapped fillet sounds like a nice thick one.... I've never seen thin ones anyway.

    I'm a big fan of trust but verify. Trust the reading from one poke but verify it by poking a couple other places for temp readings too.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    right. and poking doesn't "let the juices escape" either. it ain't a water balloon :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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