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Old 05-03-2008, 09:11 PM   #1
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Another First Reverse Sear

Man this is amazing. I have always struggled to get my steaks exactly right, but tonight, well I nailed it. That reverse sear method is nothing short of revolutionary. It really really works! Thanks for sharing. I have learned much from you guys.

I was doing four with a couple of salmon steaks on the side so I had my hands full and did not snap any pix, sorry, but rest assuresd they were marvelous.

I might add that the BGE is sort of dangerous when you try to rev it up hot. The chamber fills with combustable gas and when you open the lid quickly the oxygen rushes in and there is a big gulp of flame that belches out. It got all the hair on my arms. In addition there is also the trapped superheated steam that greets your hands. Once you get the hang of opening the lid SLOWLY and watch for the poof in the chimney, then you are OK.

DON'T OPEN THE LID QUICKLY WHEN THE EGG IS RUNNING WITH ALL THE DAMPERS OPEN, OR ESPECIALLY AFTER YOU HAVE JUST CLOSED THEM ALL TIGHT AND THE COALS ARE NOT DEAD.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:50 PM   #2
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I learned about the reved up BGE the same way you did -- at the cost of arm hair. I was doing a pizza and running at 650*. Oh, and by the way, on this board, no pics = no cook.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:06 AM   #3
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Quickest way to loose a eye brow or hair is to crank a BGE or Primo and open the lid. I damn near got it last year on a cook at the store. Had a Primo cranked for pizza, open the lid and poof. Last thing that was on it was butts. I'm sure that had a little to do with it.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:31 AM   #4
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watch the flashback video here...

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/flash.htm
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That's exactly what happens. Good stuff Jim. Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:55 AM   #6
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Those eggs must be "some more" air tight.
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Always "burp" (lift lid slightly) first before opening.
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watch the flashback video here...

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/flash.htm
Thanks for the link. This is exactly what happens. BTY it is the hydrogen that is left over in the charcoal that is causing that flash. In my case it was enhanced by the wood chips that I had put in when it was slow cooking that were contributing to the combustable gas in the chamber.
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watch the flashback video here...

http://www.nakedwhiz.com/flash.htm
Thanks for the link. This is exactly what happens. BTY it is the hydrogen that is left over in the charcoal that is causing that flash. In my case it was enhanced by the wood chips that I had put in when it was slow cooking that were contributing to the combustable gas in the chamber.

What?!?!


It has to do with introducing Oxygen to a fuel rich O2 starved environment.


It is what is known as a "Backdraft". Hydrogen has little to do with it.
IMHO, I think the hydrogen is the fuel you ae refering to, wood being a hydrocarbon. This fuel combines with the oxygen to produce steam. Make a little charcoal or read about making charcoal and you will see what I mean.
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