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First Beef Tenderloin (pics)

DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
Did my first beef tenderloin on the egg. Seasoned with EVOO, salt, and pepper. Setup the small with my CI DO lid upside down on the factory grid on the firering, raised grid on that. The DO lid acted as an indirect barrier for the roast phase. Went at 300* until 125* IT.

Pulled it and tented with AF. Pulled the raised grid and DO lid, removed the firering and put the grid on the firebox and the DO lid back on the grid, just above the fire. Got the temp up to 600* and seared each side for about 1 minute. Turned out perfect.



Also attempted the Bearnaise sauce from the BGE cookbook. Finished it too early and attempted to keep it warm... Yep, it separated. Lesson learned.

Also did a head of cauliflower and some spuds on the XL. And now have some cookies on.

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  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,804
    Very nice
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    great job all the way around!
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • allsidallsid Posts: 492
    Top notch!  

    Also- thanks for the tip on inverting the CI lid for the small!  Brilliant! 
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  • GoVolsGoVols Posts: 213
    Well done
    Tim Rickman,Tn.
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,392
    What's the hottest your egg will be at where u can put in a cold Stine without cracking?
    Seattle, WA
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    SkinnyV said:
    What's the hottest your egg will be at where u can put in a cold Stine without cracking?

    Not sure, it was down below 300* when we decided to do the cookies from frozen dough. Put the stone on and opened things up to get it up to 375* and let the stone preheat.
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    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle On the way
  • HDumptyEsqHDumptyEsq Posts: 1,095
    Next time you want keep béarnaise warm without separating, try one of those stainless heat/cold travel cups or a thermos flask. I do that with hollandaise for eggs benedict. You can do the sauce about half an hour ahead and then worry about getting the poached eggs right and all the other stuff. It holds really well and will probably collapse before it separates. Try adding a smudge of Dijon mustard to help it to hold, even if the recipe doesn't call for it.

    Tony in Brentwood, TN.

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  • DredgerDredger Posts: 1,453
    Beautiful! I'm shooting for cooking one of those this week.
    Large BGE
    Greenville, SC
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,685
    Outstanding!
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    Thanks everyone.

    @HDumptyEsq Great idea, will keep that in mind!

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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,688
    Awesome!

    Ricky

    Boerne, TX

  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    @DMW  What are we looking at in the first picture?  I do not see a Firering or Firebox?   If the grid is indeed sitting on the firering then how far below the Gasket level is the firering.  I thought it was supposed to be 3 inches but yours looks quite a bit more.  I don't have a small but when I look in my Egg from the top I see the firering and the firebox sitting inside the egg.  Maybe its an optical illusion?? 
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    jhl192 said:
    @DMW  What are we looking at in the first picture?  I do not see a Firering or Firebox?   If the grid is indeed sitting on the firering then how far below the Gasket level is the firering.  I thought it was supposed to be 3 inches but yours looks quite a bit more.  I don't have a small but when I look in my Egg from the top I see the firering and the firebox sitting inside the egg.  Maybe its an optical illusion?? 
    @jhl192 The grid is on the Firebox. After the roast phase I removed the Firering to get the cast iron closer to the coals for the sear. Made for a nice hot surface to get a great Maillard reaction.

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    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle On the way
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,006
    Wow! That should be plenty hot!!!
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,701
    Very well done! That beef looks delicious.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
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  • Eggcellent!

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Nice!

    Ball Ground, GA

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,103
    @Chris_Wang Thanks! It was yours a couple weeks ago that reminded me I had one in the freezer.
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    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE - Akron Jr - BS SS36" Griddle On the way
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,139

    @DMW....havent tried one yet, but I see it in my near future.....hopefully warmer future.

    Looks great !!!

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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,552
    Very nice!!!  Love this method - makes reverse sear sooo much easier!
    Columbus, Ohio
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