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Aaron does Steak

HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,181

One of Bezos' minions just dropped by and one of the items was a copy of Aaron Franklin's new book "Franklin Steak".

Just giving it a quick flip thru I see that it has a nice full page pix of a BGE and a section discussing kamados. Sorry folks, he's not a fan of kamados for cooking steak - "Kamado-style cookers are excellent devices for cooking many thing. Unfortunately, steak is not one of them."

So time to quit trying and to just buy another grill I guess.


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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 9,722

    Nice trolling @HeavyG

    You're going to get all of the “I bleed GREEN” crowd going.

    @EggNorth I’m sure Franklin wasn’t meaning to criticize your steaks specifically. Besides, with steaks that good, you don’t really need a book anyway.

    Austin, TX
  • CornfedMACornfedMA Posts: 189

    Are they the perfect steak cooking apparatus, no. But nothing beats a thick cut, reverse seared steak, finished caveman style.

  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,300

    I bleed green. F u man.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • CornfedMACornfedMA Posts: 189

    It’s true. I’ve got 2 XL’s and I like em. But, if I were buying them both today, I’m not sure I’d buy green...

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 14,698

    @HeavyG I look forward to your next thread, where you’ll show us all how it’s really done.

    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike


  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,208

    I bet I could light a good fire to cook steak using this book as a fire starter .

    John - SLC, UT

    2XL, XL, 3 Larges (each kid gets one), Med, MM, 2 Minis

  • dharleydharley Posts: 333

    This is the first time the forum has ever saved me money.

    LBGE, PSWOO, 36" Blackstone, MasterBuilt smoke box- Playing with fire in Three Rivers, MI

    My '23 & Me' said I'm 2/3 bacon and 1/3 Red Blooded American

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,990
    edited April 10

    I'm curious as to what, specifically, Mr. F thought the downsides of Mr. Egg were, regarding grilling steaks. Care to elaborate? She can get as hot as you want, do caveman/reverse-sear/drop-in-the-coals/etc, go direct/indirect, use reflected heat from the dome, or not, use virtually no smoke, or too much, etc etc etc....

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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,300

    He probably only cooks skinny steaks.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,181


    I've been putting all the spare change I find in a big jar in order to fund a new camera just so I can take food pictures. Got about $33.00 now so only need about $47,967.00 more for the Hasselblad H6D-400c I've been dreaming about.

    Might need a new tripod also but I think my old Bogen 3040 might be up to the task.

    Can't wait to upload one of its 550Mb TIFF files (that oughta melt @Botch's phone). 😊

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,881

    The egg is an excellent steak cooker. I can reverse sear, I can go caveman , I can get my kamado up over 900 degrees....so what’s wrong with it?

    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,990
    edited April 10

    HeavyG said:

    Can't wait to upload one of its 550Mb TIFF files (that oughta melt @Botch's phone).

    It's only you young punks that have phones with pictures. Get off my lawn.

    😜

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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,628

    When it comes to steaks, two words: Sous Vide bitches.

    Philly - Kansas City - Houston - Cincinnati - Dallas - Houston - Memphis - Austin - Chicago - Austin

    Dennis - Austin,TX
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,534

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 520

    I'm also curious to know his complaints. Like others have said, the egg can get screaming hot, create indirect/direct/reflective heat, et cetera. The only issue I could see is that the grid isn't a solid cooking surface, which means less caramelization, but that problem is easily solved with a cast iron pan. You can't do sous vide on the egg, I'll grant that, but pretty much everything else is a go.

    Southern California
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,534

    I actually cooked a damn decent skinny prime ribeye in a SS skillet the other day. It was good.



    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,850

    So I’m assuming at some point you will have a full picture documentation on how to cook steaks? Trollin trollin trollin.


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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,300

    Applies well to Tri tips for me. Others not so much.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,756


    He probably just hasn’t spent enough time with one. I found the BGE extremely cumbersome at first too and missed my kettle and the kettle style of grilling. I was ready to give mine away there for the first few months. Then it started to click.

    This is his 2nd book bashing the BGE, haha. Meathead isn’t a fan either.

    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,881
    edited April 10

    I’d say it roast and puts a crust on a steak or prime rib just fine .

    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,756

    In his defense, he said they work just fine for roasting which is what you did with that prime rib there.

    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • ryanttryantt Posts: 1,881

    Then I cranked it up to 700 and put the crust on it.

    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2
    Massillon Ohio 
    Check out Chef Norah Grace on Instagram @the_buckeye_bbq
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,850
    edited April 10

    I think @ryantt was just showing how you could do a prime rib without the need to sear I know this method works.

    No need to be combative. We’re all here to learn and increase our abilities for cooking


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,756

    Combative? Definitely wasn’t my intent. Was just pointing out that Aaron said he didn’t like the BGE for steak, but said they work great for long cooks like a prime rib.

    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 8,648

    Aaron probably like Beto anyway, soooo.....


    I think steak is one of the better things the egg can do. So screw you Aaron!

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    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
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