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Not a bad thursday night meal

So im still trying to perfect the reverse sear, getting better but not great yet. I liked the flavor today but again needs more crust will keep trying.


Long Island NY    
1 XL BGE 12/17, 1 LG BGE 3/18, 1 MM BGE 3/18

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,868
    Nice @mlc2013
    Visalia, Ca
  • CornfedMACornfedMA Posts: 153
    Looks good. I tend to get better crust when I dry the meat with a paper towel and liberally reapply the rub or S&P before the sear. FWIW. 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,041
    CornfedMA said:
    Looks good. I tend to get better crust when I dry the meat with a paper towel and liberally reapply the rub or S&P before the sear. FWIW. 
    Yes, drying it helps the sear not introduce so much heat into the meat as to minimize the post cooking.

    Looks totally decent though.
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  • mlc2013mlc2013 Posts: 676
    @CornfedMA thanks for the tip will try next go around
    @nolaegghead. The flavor was great and the texture was great just missing the char but don’t get me wrong I housed it they’re was no chance of any leftovers
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  • mlc2013mlc2013 Posts: 676
    @lkapigian thanks it tasted good but not great I’ll get there. Slow and steady wins the race
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,396
    Don't sear on the grid. Sear on a cast iron griddle, skillet or on a flattop. Wall to wall maillard.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,300
    Different people have different tastes.  For myself, I prefer to sear on the grid (no CI), at 600°-650°, and usually only about a minute a side.  There's very little gray, overcooked meat when it's only seared for a minute, and if the heat is high enough, by gosh it's getting a good, dark sear!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,753
    Great result/money shot right there.  Congrats.
    I would be remiss if I didn't offer the caveman for the finish.  ;)
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  • JNDATHPJNDATHP Posts: 319
    Theophan said:
    Different people have different tastes.  For myself, I prefer to sear on the grid (no CI), at 600°-650°, and usually only about a minute a side.  There's very little gray, overcooked meat when it's only seared for a minute, and if the heat is high enough, by gosh it's getting a good, dark sear!
    +1
    Michael
    Large BGE
    Reno, NV
  • mlc2013mlc2013 Posts: 676
    Carolina Q i was actually going to try my CI grid but maybe ill try BS for searing as well
    Theophan this was on grid at 600 for 1 min per side their was very little grey im assuming the amount of juices the steak was letting out affected the sear and I only seared for 60 sec per side max as I was afraid of passing the finish line
    lousubcap when I put the steak on yesterday I said I should have gone cave man I have not crossed that line yet but know its in my future

    Long Island NY    
    1 XL BGE 12/17, 1 LG BGE 3/18, 1 MM BGE 3/18
  • mlc2013 said:
    Carolina Q i was actually going to try my CI grid but maybe ill try BS for searing as well
    Theophan this was on grid at 600 for 1 min per side their was very little grey im assuming the amount of juices the steak was letting out affected the sear and I only seared for 60 sec per side max as I was afraid of passing the finish line
    lousubcap when I put the steak on yesterday I said I should have gone cave man I have not crossed that line yet but know its in my future

    For reference enclosed is 30 seconds, rotate 30 then flip and repeat on CI


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    Burlington, Ontario 
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