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Your instructions on cooking steaks.

edited 3:22AM in EggHead Forum
Long time user of BGE but only recently cooked steaks..searing them at high temp. then shutting both vents and letting them cook a few minutes. After cooking a few minutes with dampers closed when I open the top there is a ball of super heated gas that comes out that burns the hairs on my face and arms( the steaks taste great though). What should I do to avoid this super heated gas . Should I open all the dampers a bit or what? Any suggestion would help because I am getting spooked by the bal of gas.[p]Don TUrner


  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Don Turner,[p]I believe much exists in the archives and probably Tim M's and GFW's websites about this topic. The gist of it is that after an oxygen starved dwell, remove the top and completely open the bottom vent. Wait a few seconds (you might hear a whoosh type sound) then carefully open the dome just a crack just in case there's a backdraft. Only then should you open the dome completely.[p]Another thing to maybe consider is to get a nice heat resistant glove for the hand opening the dome. I got one as a freebie at Eggfest 2000 in Waldorf, Maryland. These are nice in case you get hit with some steam when cracking open the lid (burping the Egg) and are also useful in manipulating the tops when Mr Eggy is super hot.[p]Hope this helps,

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cornfed, well done. Youse covered it nicely and sometimes we forget to talk about the high moisture steam.

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