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Best. Ribeye. Ever.

ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok, so I got a little complicated on this one. Pulled the fire ring, put the grate right on the firebox, put the fire ring back on, and put a second grate (one where a side of it will fold up for access below) and pizza stone on top of it. Filled the firebox within an inch of first grate and fired it up to about 550. Pushed the pizza stone to the side so I could fold up the top grate, and put the ribeye on the bottom on to sear about an inch over the fire. Seared it about 45-60 seconds a side, pulled it, put the pizza stone on the bottom grate, and the steak on the top and let it finish indirect at 500 for about 6 minutes.

Pulled it, tossed a pad of butter on it while it was resting, and it was a perfect medium rare.
Chicago, Illinois

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Interesting.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,489
    Well, it would cost $75 at a restaurant.


    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    Should be noted it was grass-fed about 1 inch thick. For grain fed I'd let it go a couple more minutes
    Chicago, Illinois
  • pics? interested

  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    I'll upload tonight when I get home... If I can focus on the screen at that point. :)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • I'll upload tonight when I get home... If I can focus on the screen at that point. :)
    atta boy. understood :)

  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 466
    I tried this with a small camp grate laying on top of the coals last week. I just bought a medium SS adjustable grate for future use. The steak looked like it was on fire, but when I flipped it, the salt was caramalizing like crime brûlée to form the crust on the steak. I seared on each side and moved to the top grate at 450 dome temp to finish cooking. It turned out almost perfect. I think a little brown sugar in the rub will make the difference and I might be able to give Kevin Rathbun a run for his money. :-)
    Athens, GA
  • In another world,they call that TREXED! Just sayin.Salt/sear/rest/season /roast til desired temp.I would NEVER attempt this method with any steak less than 1.5 inches thick.Glad it worked for you.
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    @buttneckid this is essentially the same way I used to do my steaks PE (pre-egg). Sear in a skillet on stove and then toss into oven pre-heated to 500 for 5 or 6 minutes. Flawless results every time and never did it with a ribeye over 1 inch thick. (my butcher gets his grass fed stuff cryo-vac'd so cannot specify thickness)
    Chicago, Illinois
  • demodemo Posts: 145
    I've been told that if there are no pics, it didn't happen.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I've been doing my ribeyes just the opposite.  Put in BGE with temp at 225 with one chunk of hickory.  Let them smoke until 110 internal.

    Pull them and open bottom draft wide open, take Daisy Wheel off and let the egg get to 700 plus.  Put them back on for about 2 minutes each side. Let rest 5 minutes or a little more.

    This gets them to medium which is how Momma and I like them.

    Great thing is there is NO one way to do anything.
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,347
    That sounds interesting.  Will be trying that method.  
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.
    Chubbs getting after it early and often today. Nicely done. 

  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.


    Chubbs getting after it early and often today. Nicely done. 

    For sure. Lit the egg at 3:30am and I don't cook without wetting my whistle. Hope I make it to my own party.... Wouldn't be the first time!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,902
    I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.
    How's that pork butt cook doing...and good job (with or without tower clearance) on the beer consumption:)
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • ShadowNickShadowNick Posts: 519
    Chubbs....  Nice, I'm putting some ribs on and heading out for some Cinco de Derby fun myself
    Chicago, Illinois
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,585
    I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.

    How's that pork butt cook doing...and good job (with or without tower clearance) on the beer consumption:)

    still in the 170s. Right on schedule. Might have to kick up the temp but beer is still cold. About 90 degrees here so that is playing into my consumption level.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,770

    The steak discussion sounds great, but I am a real solid fan of hot-tubbing.

    Can't  quit that!

     

    :P
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • CullumCullum Posts: 214

    The steak discussion sounds great, but I am a real solid fan of hot-tubbing.

    Can't  quit that!

     

    :P
    What's your experience with hot-tubbing steaks? What do you use?
  • I have had far too many beers today to even pretend I can follow what you did. If you say so.... I am sure it was amazing. Burpp.


    Chubbs getting after it early and often today. Nicely done. 

    For sure. Lit the egg at 3:30am and I don't cook without wetting my whistle. Hope I make it to my own party.... Wouldn't be the first time!!
    so....did you make it? Can't wait to hear the details :)


  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    I've been doing my ribeyes just the opposite.  Put in BGE with temp at 225 with one chunk of hickory.  Let them smoke until 110 internal.

    Pull them and open bottom draft wide open, take Daisy Wheel off and let the egg get to 700 plus.  Put them back on for about 2 minutes each side. Let rest 5 minutes or a little more.

    This gets them to medium which is how Momma and I like them.

    Great thing is there is NO one way to do anything.
    @Duganboy...I'm going to try your method on a couple of ribeyes today. Roughly how long would it take a couple of 16oz bone ins to reach 110 at 225 dome temp? Just trying to get a gauge on time.

    Thanks!
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
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