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TRex NY Strip

toothpicktoothpick Posts: 154
edited 9:10AM in EggHead Forum
It's worth noting that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. I found somewhere that 145f was medium rare on a steak. The Horror! I way overcooked everyone's steak when we had company and I was trying TRex for the first time. I couldn't bring myself to photograph all that gray, over-done meat. I will say that it was still tender and it had darn good flavor.

Fortunately for me, there was one leftover NY Strip, which my dad and I tried a couple of days later.

On the second attempt I used a fan to stoke up the coals (just a regular floor fan out on the deck pointed up the skirt of my egg) and a new cast iron grate. The results were much more satisfactory.


I might add that we pulled the steak off when it got to 125 or slightly above.


This is how I like it.



  • toothpicktoothpick Posts: 154
    yarg. Sorry. Working on the photos.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,007
    Here ya go, bud. I see the word TRex and I just HAVE to help!! But I can't get it to work either!!

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • toothpicktoothpick Posts: 154
    Urg. Thanks Carolina Q. I'm still messing with it. You're fast.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,007
    Keep messin'. I give up! :) :blush:

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


    Central Connecticut 

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I feel your pain.A lesson WELL learned!pun intended! ;) Now,you will never make that mistake again.You can cook anything,but you can't UN cook it!Always err on the lower side.Unless it's poultry and you may kill somebody! :ohmy: ;) You can always toss back on for a few mins. :)
  • I must say that that was the best steak!!
    Seared just right on the cast iron grate.
    Thank you,
  • smoky bsmoky b Posts: 648
    i did the same thing on Christmas Eve when we had my parents over for dinner. nothing feels worse than overcooking $50 worth of prime strips/filets. oh well, live and learn. now i have a thermapen so hopefully those days are in the past!
  • toothpicktoothpick Posts: 154
    Yep. That was me on New Year's. Terrible feeling. I had the Thermapen, but had the wrong list of internal temps to work off of. Now that I have the correct tool and the correct set of temps, I feel better about buying good steak again next time.
  • mnwalleyemnwalleye Posts: 226
    When I do the TRex they seem a bit more smokey then I would like, any ideas on how to change that? Should I not shut the top all they way so the smoke can get out?
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