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First Try at Reverse Sear

six_eggsix_egg Posts: 594
I made an attempt at reverse sear. I think I did it right. I used PS got to 350 - 400. Put steaks on for 30 minutes (found this too long). Then removed PS and heated grill to 650. Did 90 seconds per side. I cooked indirect way too long steaks were over done. They were juicy but Med Well not med or Med rare.
Please let me know if I do not understand reverse sear and need to do something different.

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Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

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Comments

  • TFolsTFols Posts: 185
    I would keep your indirect at about 300 until about 115* internal then remove PS and crank up the heat and finish. As always cook to temp not to time.
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 1,955
    I really have to try this reverse sear, I always sear then reduce temp to roast.  Steaks look great even if they were a little overcooked for you!
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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I agree with @tfols Especially cook to temp not to time.
    Lynnwood WA
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    If you are going to to reverse sear, which is my favorite way, you got to get a Thermapen.  Indirect at about 350-400 until 110-115, then about 60 seconds sear per side will get you real close to medium rare.  Of course, the thickness of the steak matters. :D
  • solasola Posts: 118
    edited March 2013
    Your roasting them way too long. I cooked some 4 big 1 1/4 ribeyes Tuesday night. 400 for 8 minutes a side with plate setter. Then seared at 600/650 for 60 seconds a side.
  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,298
    For sure roasting too long, keep that roasting temp around 400 not 350 and don't cook to time, cook to temp. As others have said, a thermapen or any other instant read thermometer will work, cook to the temp per your liking and then pull, let rest, raise temp, then sear.



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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 594
    Thank you all for the advice. I hate over cooking my ribeyes. I am buying a thermapen tomorrow.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,298

    six_egg said:
    Thank you all for the advice. I hate over cooking my ribeyes. I am buying a thermapen tomorrow.
    Make sure to get the red one, it is the fastest!



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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 438
    edited March 2013


    six_egg said:
    Thank you all for the advice. I hate over cooking my ribeyes. I am buying a thermapen tomorrow.
    Make sure to get the red one, it is the fastest!
    Actually I have had 4 thermapens of 4 different colors in a controlled environment.  Upon opening all 4 pens at the same time using servos piercing a mass of pudding consistent at 115* throughout.  Purple is the fastest thermapen
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 5,895
    I've cooked reverse sear for 30 minutes, indirect at 225-250. Cook to temp. Depends how much smoke flavour you want, longer indirect is more smoke. Some folks do not want smoke on a steak some do. Some like the char on the crust, some don't. I like both, but if I do a reverse, usually the outside has very little char. 
    This strip was a "smoke bomb", I actually had to floss the mesquite, but it was good. (It was a touch overdone as I had to rescue my 4 year old grandson from the flowerbed where he had "parked" his 'lectric Gator.) 
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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    Green means go and is by far the fastest Thermapen out there… I've never done a reverse sear so I can't help you out. Just a big fan of the thermapen, I use it to make tea, and check oil temp to fry  as well as everything from wings to steaks coming off my BGEs.. 
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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 436
    You're crazy. My white one is super fast! No way green is faster. Funny....I used mine to check temp of coffee , recalibration my BGE dome thermometer, and measure the temp of oil for frying the ther night. One of the best presents I've ever received. ~O)
    Athens, GA
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    edited March 2013
    Well while the color of the thermapen may be debated, they are essential tools for cooking to perfection. I would stick with green, but you can be slower if you want…  8-}
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 594

    Wow pen color must be a big deal on how fast and well the thing works.

    :)

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

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  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 108
    Henapple I do believe that you may be getting a visit from some guys in black suits and sunglasses giving away such info.
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    I do mine simple. I put the platesetter in and set @350. Put the meat on with the meat thermo inserted and cook until 120 internal. Take it off, take platesetter out and ramp egg up to 700. Throw back on for about 4 mins per side and its done. This has worked great for steaks, beef T, and tri tip so far.
  • six_egg said:
    Thank you all for the advice. I hate over cooking my ribeyes. I am buying a thermapen tomorrow.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,211
    Plano_JJ said:
    I do mine simple. I put the platesetter in and set @350. Put the meat on with the meat thermo inserted and cook until 120 internal. Take it off, take platesetter out and ramp egg up to 700. Throw back on for about 4 mins per side and its done. This has worked great for steaks, beef T, and tri tip so far.
    What temp are you cooking to? I only go 60-90 seconds per side for medium rare. I roast to 120 as well.
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    When doing the reverse sear I roast the steaks at around 250 until an IT of about 115 to 120.  Then sear for 60 seconds a side.

    I find you get a more uniform doneness with the lower roasting temp. 

  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Plano_JJ said:
    I do mine simple. I put the platesetter in and set @350. Put the meat on with the meat thermo inserted and cook until 120 internal. Take it off, take platesetter out and ramp egg up to 700. Throw back on for about 4 mins per side and its done. This has worked great for steaks, beef T, and tri tip so far.
    What temp are you cooking to? I only go 60-90 seconds per side for medium rare. I roast to 120 as well.
    Havent measured the temp after the sear, suppose I should. The meat is med to medium rare so I didnt bother. Here is some beef T done with this method.
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