This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Keeping high heat to wear both sides on Grill Grates?

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Keeping high heat to wear both sides on Grill Grates?

    New guy here! Been really enjoying the tips I've read so far from Meathead. I have a set of grill grates now for my Weber Spirit E310 and they have been working well so far. I have them upside down to form a griddle. One thing I'm having trouble with though is how to sear both sides of "diner" burgers. I put on the meat (3 per grate, with the grates upside down) and it's plenty of heat for a good sear on one side but not enough to sear the other side when I flip. I have the grill cranked up all the way with the lid up. I had the same problem with skirt steak. It's almost like the meat is a heat sink and sucks too much heat out of the grill grates. Any ideas on how to get a good sear on both side with grill grates?

    Also, is there any high heat application where it's best to cook with Grill Grates right side up? I might try thin chicken breasts that way next time with wood chips underneath them. First time I did chicken breasts with the grill grates I cooked them griddle side up with wood chips in a foil bag underneath.

    Welcome to The Pit tugboat! I have never used Grill Grates or a Weber Spirit for that matter so I won't try to Blow Smoke at You! My advice is just hang on I bet the Cavalry Is On The Way! 👍👍👍👍👍 Dan. Fargo ND


      Thanks Dan! I should add that the grill is fairly new. Got it new late summer.


        Make sure you have lots of room on your Grill Grate "griddle" so when you flip the burger it goes to an unused location. Then you'll get a sear on both sides. Grill Grate makes a griddle that works well too.


          That worked! Thanks CandySue! I put some applewood chips underneath the Grill Grates and the burgers turned out delicious. Not sure how much was the good sear on both sides and how much was the applewood chips (the applewood chips did start flaming after a bit but I'm pretty sure I did taste some smoke) but they sure were tasty.
          Last edited by tugboat; November 10, 2015, 07:23 PM.


            Welcome to the Pit tugboat


              Thanks DWCowles!



              No announcement yet.
              Rubs Promo


              These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

              These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

              Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

              A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

              Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

              Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


              Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

              Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
              Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

              Click here to order.

              Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

              Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

              The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

              Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

              Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

              The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

              Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

              Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal

              The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

              The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

              Click here to read ourcomplete review

              Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

              This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

              Click here to read our detailed review

              Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

              3 burner gas grill

              The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

              Click here to read ourcompletereview