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Virgin Egghead, First time Ribeyes

Ok everyone,
Salt/Pepper along with some other spices and I let it sit out for 40 mins prior to going on the grill.  I had grill around 600, 2 1/2 mins first side and 3 mins on the other.  I let it rest in foil for about 20 mins prior to cutting it.  I think I will go 3 to 3 1/2 with this size steak the next time.  The steak was great but it was a little closer to rare than med. rare.  My question for the experts:  With a ribeye, should I go lower heat for a little bit longer to let the fat break down?  Either way, I think it was great for my first steak on the BGE, I did immediately take the steak off the grill after 3 mins on second side.  Some people have said close up shop and leave it in there for a bit.  Just some thoughts and I'll be checking the board as well.  I've included a before and after pic so any constructive criticism will be gladly accepted!


Charlotte, NC


  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,938
    Nice looking steak... Don't over think it. Search "Trex" and that should put you on the path you're after...
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,288
    Buy a thermopen and cook to temp. Only way to get real consistent results. Looks good
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Chubbs said:
    Buy a thermopen and cook to temp. Only way to get real consistent results. Looks good
    +1 - cook to temp. I'd still eat that steak.  Looks good.  Welcome aboard.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    You will need a Thermapen, as stated above.  Hardly ANYTHING is done by time.  Too many variables.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,977
    If you don't want it, i'll take it. looks good from here!

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  • brentseebrentsee Posts: 99
    At 600 I would of went 2 2 2 1 and if still too tender I may go 1 more min.  I too on steak don't use a thermo pen...
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