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.

Yikes! Sudden T-bones X 4

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Yikes! Sudden T-bones X 4

    A last minute New Year's Eve dinner just sprung into life, and I got presented with 4 large 1" T-bones (not my favorite) to grille. One of those "Hi, we're here for dinner, here's the steaks" things.

    Quick read-up on AR for steaks, too late/dark/cold to devise a good searing setup in the PBC, so I guess it's 2 zone and reverse sear in the gasser. This is when I really wish I had at least one charcoal grille.

    Got the 225F zone calibrated, and a new propane tank cannected for best chance at high-temp sear, Maverick is monitoring the grill for the slow part and I'll have a probe sideways into one of the steaks, and a Thermo-pop handy. The old gasser has new burners, so I have the best chance to get it as hot as possible for the sear. We'll see!

    At 1" you might want to start the sear quite a bit sooner, I started 10 degrees before finish temp on a couple of 1.5" and by the time they had a decent sear they had risen to medium+ instead of medium rare. You may instead want to let it cool off and then flip quite often. I still don't have my reverse sear down really well, but I can tell you the things that don't work pretty well


      Methinks that after you reach 115 on the cool side of the grill you can slam it down on the hot side for about 1-2 minutes per side. I'd watch them closely for the final temp of 135 - 140. Depending on the searing temp of your cooker, you may need to flip after 1 min / side and check the temp.

      Remember, undercooked (rare - not raw!) may be more forgiving than overcooked.

      Good luck,



        Things went OK. Each of these steaks was well over a pound, so good sized.

        I pulled them off the indirect side at 110F, and cranked the burners up. It was well below freezing outside, so getting everything as hot as needed was going to take a bit. We got tired of waiting, so I dropped the steaks with some olive oil "love" onto the hot grilles and turned them about every 30 seconds until the IT was 135 to 140F. they weren't seared as well as I would have liked, but they came out fine! Everyone loved them, and even my wife who swears she doesn't like steak ate the whole thing !

        As they went on the plates, they got a bath of the ribeye roast "gravy" left over from Christmas.

        Happy New Year !
        Last edited by BruceB; January 1, 2015, 03:06 AM.


          Congrats! Temp below freezing...



          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

          Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

          Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order

          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 our†complete review


          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.

          The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

          kamado grill
          Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado.

          Click here for our article on this exciting cooker

          Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

          The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.
          Click here for our review of this superb smoker

          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

          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

          Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them