So a few weeks back I posted some not so great pics of my 1st attempt @ Trex-ing some steaks (if you recall, I had over-charred them).
I read through & took pointers from all the comments, and am here to tell you that since then, I have had success (I've actually cooked steaks a few times since then, but this is the first set of pics I decided to take).
I did modify a couple things, so for those interested, here's what I did.
I "hot-tubbed" them beforehand, but I decided to "cheat" a little & use "Ye Ole Crock-a-Pot" as the vessel for the hot tub - it actually worked out wonderfully because I could maintain a consistent temp, I didn't have to worry about adding new, hot water, etc:
While they were hot-tubbing, I fired up the Egg, and the timing worked out perfectly as the coals were going nicely just as I removed the steaks from the Crock Pot. I heeded some WONDERFUL advice from you guys & bought a small grate so that I could place the grate directly over the coals (previous attempts I had let the Egg get WAYYYY too hot to sear w/ the default grate, and this caused the Egg to take WAY too long to cool back down to proper cooking temp). Anyway, here's the sear directly over the coals (~60 seconds / side):
Then, I took them off, wrapped them in aluminum foil, and let them rest (about 10-15 minutes). During this time, I rubbed my steak w/ DP's "Raising the steaks" and rubbed my GF's w/ a coffee-rub.
Then, I made sure the Egg was about 375-400, and cooked them until about 125-ish (next time I think I'll pull 'em @ ~115-118).
And, the end results (perfectly cooked, NOT overly charred, seasoned beautifully, and as my GF said, quite possibly the "tastiest" steak she'd ever eaten)!!
I really liked how the hot-tub method allowed the steak to be uniform in temp, and cooked evenly throughout, as opposed to having "hot and cold" parts due to the outside being too hot (and thus risk getting too charred) while the inside was still too cold.
So, THANK YOU wonderful forum members / grill gurus, as you have helped to make me a MUCH better grill master (and if anyone can take any advice from me, for instance "cheating" by using the slow cooker, then I hope I can help out as well)!!
Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee