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We’re halfway through National Barbecue Month and loving every minute of it. We hope you’ve had some time to try out some new recipes and enjoy a few old favorites as well. If you’d a couple tips on smoking meat, check out our Smoking Basics Publication. For delicious recipes, try Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp, Greg Bate’s BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Thighs or Dr. BBQ’s new Maple Brined Pork Chops. Need dessert? Finish off your meal with some Planked Twinkies. Have a great rest of May & get ready for some fun summer happenings!

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Great turkey pic Is your roaster sitting on an inverted pacesetter? Thnx Cookinupnorth


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  • wannaegg
    No expert here, but if your definition of "sear" is same as mine, here is my method.  For 50 years my father has seared steaks on a piece of plate steel on an open outdoor fireplace.  I adapted this to my BGE using plate steel I purchased from an alloy business - described as "carbon steel" 1/8-inch thick or 3/16.  I initially got the triangle looking piece, but then the 1/2 circle.  I kept the small corner pieces if I am only doing a couple of steaks. 

    At the temperature others suggest, about 2 minutes a side - RARE.  Heat steel plate on top of grid.  Throw down lots of butter on the steel and course salt, garlic or your choice of seasoning.  You'll get a seared crust.  I am not one to get excited about grill marks, as I see them as marketing.
    imageimageAbove shows the corner pieces, triangle piece, 1/2 circle piece and stone (for size comparison).  When I had steel cut ---- I took grid with me so they can cut close to same size.
    Above - steaks on steel. 

    I'm not very good at this photobucket thing..........if you can't open and are interested...........e-mail me at  

    My best.

    March 2014
  • Villa Egg
    under xl egg i used heatfeet works great so far not sure how heat doesnt go through
    January 2012