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Old 01-16-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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How hot do you cook your steaks?

I was watching the Food Network Steak Cookoff the other night and it looked like most of the cooks were cooking steaks at around 350 degrees. I found that different as I usually cook mine hot and fast on my Silver B, around 500 degrees. I can have a 3/4 to a one inch thick ribeye done medium in around 6 minutes, flipping once half way.

How hot do you cock your steaks? Give thickness, temp, time and preferred doneness.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hot grill, 1 1/4 steak, 4 min per side to a mid-rare toward med...not bloody but not pink...?
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:11 AM   #4
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The temp guage of my Weber gasser buries at 550 degrees, I wish it would get even hotter.







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Old 01-16-2007, 11:13 AM   #5
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If cooking on the Weber Kettle, I usually will light a chimney full of Lump and dump that on one side of the grate and when it is going at it's peak, I'll throw the steaks on the cooking grate and sear them for 2-3 minutes, then flip and do the same, can usually get to Medium Rare in about 8-10 minutes total.

On my Weber gasser, I preheat for 20 minutes, when temp gauge says 500-550 I put the steaks on and basically follow the same procedure.

I check temps with therm and pull at 120 and let rest for about 10-15 minutes.

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Old 01-16-2007, 12:06 PM   #7
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Hot lump in one area of the kettle... Sear and then off. If they are REALLY THICK steaks (or someone doesn't like rare to med rare) I'll put them on the side of the kettle with no coals for a couple mins after the sear. Rest... eat.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:14 PM   #8
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Just like Finney said! No way 350 degrees, it ain't a roast!
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I don't. I save it for the pros at the Hitching Post in Casmalia, CA. I get med/rare...and it's the best damn thing.
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Old 01-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #10
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Helen, I eat steak at a restaurant about once a year...for the money, you can make a fantastic steak at home so easily....save some bucks for sushi!!
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Helen, I eat steak at a restaurant about once a year...for the money, you can make a fantastic steak at home so easily....save some bucks for sushi!!
In the last year I have eaten steak 3 times. It's not my bag, baby.
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Dang.. how many racks do you go through?
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Well i did some mods to my Smokey Joe Platnium to get the lump super hot for searing up steaks, but it still needs more. I'm guessing it's in the 800-1000 degree range at it's peak. I'm looking at adding a small fan to get into the 1500-1800 range. I talked to the maint guys at work the other day and they are going to let me borrow the infared temp gun to see how hot it is.
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Well i did some mods to my Smokey Joe Platnium to get the lump super hot for searing up steaks, but it still needs more. I'm guessing it's in the 800-1000 degree range at it's peak. I'm looking at adding a small fan to get into the 1500-1800 range. I talked to the maint guys at work the other day and they are going to let me borrow the infared temp gun to see how hot it is.
Why? [smilie=a_whyme.gif][/quote:1yp50wgs]
Cause that's how it's done in them there fancy shmanchy high dollar steakhouses, Them steaks have that flavor we can never seem to get at home. It's a char thing with me [/quote:1yp50wgs]

Bryan,

I think that the outcome of the steak has more to do with the grade of beef, and aging process that it goes through more than the temp it's cooked at.

Don't get me wrong though. A high temp is a factor, but I think that it's more minute than the other factors.

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Bryan, use a blow torch!
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