OK, I am a new BGE XL owner and user. This evening I tried NY Strip steaks for the first time, but was unhappy with the end result. First of all, I loaded the charcoal box as directed and started the fire with a BGE paraffin square. When the coals were established, I placed the steaks on a 650F grill for 2 min, flipped for another 2 min. Then I closed the damper and chimney and let the steaks sit for about 4 min.
There was and excellent crust on the steaks, but they tasted as if there was lighter fluid on the coals. Keep in mind, that I never use lighter fluid and have used charcoal for years. Currently, I am using BGE Lump charcoal. The only thing that was different than normal were the steaks. Tonight I used organic grass fed steaks. Do they have a weird taste?
Any suggestions would be great.