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ABT perforation

NooBBQNooBBQ Posts: 134
edited 2:59PM in EggHead Forum
OK this question is almost too simple, too embarassing to ask, but with all the research I could not find it.

When doing ABT's in a upright grill stand, why do you need to poke a small hole in the bottom? Doesn't that make the creamcheese spill out?



  • Not much of an expert, however I have never poked any holes in my ABT's
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Mine are usually overstuffed so have gaps all over. Not intentionaly

  • Hi All,

    Since it's snowing here in Hot-lanta and now it really feels like Wisconsin, Oh Yeah, I decided I would get some steaks and cook them in the egg out in the snow.

    I picked up a couple flat-irons and a london broil this morning before the weather hit us. I have never done a London Broil on the egg. Do you T-rex them like ribeyes and flat irons or is there a better technique. The London Broil is about an inch thick.

    If you help me, I promise I will post photos.

    Now....where did I put that snow mobile:)

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,363
    The only holes that I've made in ABT's were done with my incisors! ; - )

  • that hole in the bottom of the pepper is so when you push in the cream cheese, the air in the pepper has a way to get out such that the pepper is completely filled with the cheese. make the vent hole small and the cream cheese will not run out cause the pepper will shrink up and the hole will close. ;)
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Hey Rick,

    I have not heard that theory before .... but it has merit. Do you fill then with a pneumatic caulking gun? Heheee.

    I usually prick the bottoms of the upright ones to let some of the juices out.
    Happy Trails

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • i think i read that somewhere about the air pocket... maybe on one of the vertical pepper rack websites?

    or maybe i just made it up? i can't remember.

    i like to put the cream cheese into a baggie and cut out one corner and pipe it into the pepper. you can fill a whole lota peppers quickly with that method and it doesn't make a mess. ;)
  • Great idea with the cream cheese bag. Never thought of it. Since its snowing in Atlanta, I'm about to throw some on with some BB's.
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