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Searing down low with the BGE grill extender

hogaholichogaholic Posts: 225
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum

Bigguy136 posted yesterday his experience using a BGE grill extender to sear some steaks just above the level of the lump.   I purchased a BGE grill extender three years ago and was so disappointed with it that it has been sitting at the bottom of my eggcessory shelf collecting cat hair and dust ever since.  Needless to say I was so excited to find some useful purpose for this thing that I decided to put it to use searing three different kinds of meat last evening:  a 10oz serloin steak, a piece of venison tenderloin, and two relatively thick boneless pork chops.  The pics below tell the final story.

In my large egg this grid sits at the juncture of the fire box and fire ring.  Based on the amount of lump you use that can be anywhere from 5-6 to just above the coals.  I estimate that I was cooking at about 3 inches or so above the coals last evening.  I seared these pieces for 90 seconds a side, let them rest about 10 minutes, then finished them on a CI grate on the fire ring at 450 dome to medium rare for the beef and venison and about 150-155 for the chops. 

The advantage I see with this method over TREXing at a higher grid level is the fact that I didn't have to get the egg up to volcanic temps.  I was running the egg at about 500-550 dome for the sear, so it was relatively quick and easy to get the temp down to 400-450 to finish the meat.  I saved a lot of lump also.

Thanks again bigguy for showing me a good use for this grill extender !!

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Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • Sorry to bump my own post, but is anybody using this BGE grill extender?
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    I use it when I do raised direct cooks like spatchcocked chicken. Also found as you did it's use for searing. Its kinda flimsy but not real expensive either
    Geaux Tigers!!!
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  • Sounds like a male enhancement product.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  •  You're on a roll today bro

    Sounds like a male enhancement product.

    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376

    I am excited to use it the next time I do steaks.  I also have had this thing since buying the egg, used it once and never again, it is by far the worst accessory I have ever purchased for the egg.  I damn near threw it in the garbage can, but burried it under my gas grill instead.

     

    George

    George
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 900
    edited February 2012

    ......finish the meat.  I saved a lot of lump also.

    Thanks again bigguy for showing me a good use for this grill extender !!



    Just send over a few of those venison tenderloin and we will call it good. Yum.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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  • No problem bigguy. Where do u live
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    edited February 2012

    I've got one and use it, even though it doesn't hold a candle to the Adjustable Rig (which I haven't been able to afford or get around to buying yet). I use it to do raised direct cooks like spatchcock chicken or wings. Looking forward to trying it this new way on steaks. never thought of that before. Learn something new every day.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,697
    I didn't see his original post....can somebody help me find it?

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • Here you are http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1136929/found-a-new-use-for-my-grid-extender#Item_9
    Thanks hogaholic but I live up in MN. I've got way more than I give on this forum. Thanks to everyone.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    Large BGE, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

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