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my first steak - some success

VermontEggVermontEgg Posts: 6
edited 1:40PM in EggHead Forum
<p />tried to get the fire up to 700 to do the sear method. only got it up to 400 so just cooked the steak until medium well (wife likes that).[p]Came out very well for both of us.[p]figured need to put more charcoal. i did fill it up to the holes in the fire ring but should be a bit higher? tried to put in all sizes and shapes as possible.[p]put two rutland starters at the bottom above the grate. should i put them below the grate instead?[p]


  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    yea i did that on my first couple of cooks also. i usually when i'm going for higher heat just fill it almost to the grate. i figured it always goes out and you can relight. much better final product HTH

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  • Vermontegg,
    definitely need more charcoal. . i fill it up to about halfway up the fire ring ...don't worry about wasting lump, it will all go out when you shut down the egg. . .also make sure that the opening in the firebox is lined up with the bottom vent for maximum airflow. ..also make sure you have the daisy wheel completely off the dome. .. you'll get to 700 degrees with no problem. . .

  • jake42jake42 Posts: 932
    Looks like a good start.
    What size Egg is that?
    Been thinking about adding a small to the family.

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    how'd you cook it? time/temp/method[p]keep notes. seriously. it'll help you find a way through the somewhat hazy first few cooks.

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  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Vermontegg,[p]Max's comments about amounts of charcoal, and making sure the firebox is lined up properly are spot on...(as most of his comments are....)[p]Tell me more about how you started it....I'm not sure what you're saying about using the Rutland starters?[p]Tell me what your vent settings were (while you were allowing it to come to temp)?[p]Was the Daisey wheel on?[p]How long did you give it to acheive "tempage".... before throwing that hunk of cow on?[p]We "Brother's in the Small"...we got'a stick together!![p]Evans[p]

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  • jake42,[p]
    Yep its the small one. I like it as it'll be fine for a small family of three. Eventually I'll add on a large one when I build the patio of my dreams :)

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