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TREX Steaks, sear with dome open??

orion11orion11 Posts: 140
edited 8:48AM in EggHead Forum
Going to Trex some ribeyes, thought I'd shoot for 700 degrees or so, sear, then back down to 400 for the "roast". My question is, once up to temp., does everyone sear for 90 mins on each side with the dome open, or closed?? Thanks in advance


  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    You dont sear anything for 90 minutes per side...LOL..I`m sure it was a general you want the dome will fry a gasket in no time cooking at 700° with the dome open..maybe even a handle or two...[p]Wess

  • orion11orion11 Posts: 140
    Thanks for the heads up. That 90 minute thing was most assuredly a "senior moment", man I've had alot of those lately..........dont ever get old all.

  • 30dayribeye-023.jpg
    <p />orion11, if you close the dome, you won't see this![p]trex himself, says to leave the dome open
  • guava gregguava greg Posts: 139
    Rick's Tropical Delight, dang dude! I want to eat every pic. Is there a bbq food pic you don't have?[p]Aloha,[p]Greg

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i do them dome closed. open, you get flare ups, especially with ribeyes. although it looks cool, flame isn't what cooks the steak, and actually can burn fat, instead of just carmelizing it.[p]that's just one guy's opinion, and i know others go dome open. i don't see an advantage other than the show-factor.[p]...except perhaps that when it's open, the steak is only being cooked (seared) from below and there's no additional heat from the dome. if you wanted to break the cook into sear only, then finish roast, dome open would do that. i don't know if it makes it a more controllable cook.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    That is an awesome picture, had to post it on a forum
    here, "look what my friend in the states has taken"[p]such a great picture, makes poster material!
    is that a small egg you're cooking on?
    best regards
    ps as you once told me, for non commercial purposes
    its ok to post your pictures, just could'nt help but
    post this one :-) --it is non commercial!

    [ul][li]ricks tropical delight on a danish forum[/ul]
  • thorsten denmark,
    cool! i'm worldwide![p]if anyone would like to use that image commercially, contact my email.

  • HermHerm Posts: 206
    thorsten denmark,
    That's great! What does it say? I always crack up that stuff with at all kinds of foreign gibberish-to-me with "Rick Tropical Delight" in the middle.

  • Herm,
    lol, it says check out my fried in the states
    grilling a cute little steak, haha

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