Did my first steaks on the LBGE tonight for New Year's Eve.
Wife had picked up a nice set of ribeyes from Trader Joe's. She bought me a package of dizzy rubs for Christmas so I thought I'd try the Cowlick Steak Rub out.
I went out to get the egg fired up, only to discover that I was almost out of lump. Yikes - I won't let that happen again. I had a bunch of coals left in the bottom from my last cook, but after emptying the bag it was maybe half full, and mostly with small pieces. I was concerned at this point. I put the grid on for cooking direct and let the fire build.
The egg seemed to take awhile to get up to the temp I was shooting for - basically anything over 500. After leaving it completely open for awhile and trying a few other things to get it going, it was stalling around 300. I'd been waiting awhile and wasn't sure I'd ever get it up to temp. So I just threw them on there and figured I'd cook until they looked done or something.
Then luckily the temp started to rise to where I was able to sear both sides after a few minutes on the grid, such that the last couple of minutes were at 600+. I cooked them maybe 10 minutes total.
Taste was phenomenal. I don't know if it was the rub or the cook, but these made for a fantastic NYE meal. We had them with some salad and a grilled potato dish my wife made.
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