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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

edited 12:53PM in EggHead Forum
Those old enough to remember the tunes of the 60s will recognize the reference....[p]After several succesful low and slow events on the BGE I decided to try to sear a couple of steaks. But after succesfully getting the temp up to 650 degrees, I opened the egg to find.... FIRE!!!.....[p]Well, no big surprise I guess, it is, after all, a BBQ. But I could not get the flames out until I lowered the temp significantly, and it was just not as much fun searing the steaks at the lower temp.[p]Is this just the way it is, or is there another way to get the high temp without the flames that scorch my meat? BTW, I was using the BGE chunk charcoal.[p]Thanks,[p]Michael


  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Mike Nelson, Not sure what you meant, but usually just closing the dome and shutting of the airflow will dampen the flames. Musta been super fire char-coal.
    Next time just close off the top with the solid cap and any flame should diminish right away.
    Let us know if thats not the case.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Mike Nelson,
    The fire does subside a little when the dome is closed but if your asking for 650+ deg then you're going to have fire. I own three large oven mits - sadly I don't use them enough and I lost some hair on my left arm last night. Becareful when opening up when there is 600+ deg heat in there. [p]Since you made a reference to the 60's (yes, I remember A. Brown and Fire) do you recall the slogan "Fire Kissed Steaks"? There is something to it you know.[p]Tim

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