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butchers twine and high heat ?

 Just wondering what effect searing is going to have on cotton butchers twine on a rib roast ?
Isn't it going to catch fire and burn ?


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,054
    edited December 2013
    I have done some rib roasts around 400-425F to sear and the twine still works.  Usually if it is tight enough it gets lost in the meat.
  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,137
    No problem with the short time of the sear.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • njlnjl Posts: 853
    Worst case, if you got real cotton twine, it's going to burn up.

    Worst case, if you got "cotton" twine made in China that's actually polyester or some other synthetic, it's going to melt on your food.  When buying this stuff in the store, read the fine print.  I've seen stuff with big letters on the label Cotton Twine, and then in the fine print, it says that it could be cotton, nylon, or polyester.
  • where do you buy your butcher twine ?
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,570
    At the butcher twine store...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,354
    henapple said:

    At the butcher twine store...

    Tee hee.

    You can usually find it at the grocery store. Aka kitchen twine.
  • Thanks
  • fairchase said:

    You can get the real stuff at Williams Sonoma or a chef's supply. Probably the other kitchen box stores as well. Get the thick stuff if you can.


    Caledon, ON


  • or I'm sure if you ask the butcher in you super market he will give you some 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
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