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  • Tony Kopacz
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 30

    The illusive Char flavor

    I have tried many ways to get a good Char on my burgers. SNS, natural lump, closer to the fire.
    This
    I think has finally done it for me. No grill marks just a great Char look and taste.
    Sous-vide the burgers first. I used 8 oz size this time. 130 degrees.
    I finished them off with the weed burner.
    Made a little Chipotle catsup with mayo dressing it was delish first time I got a good Char flavor here on the grill.
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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9933
    • East Texas
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    #2
    Nice char. Had the meat came from a CHARolais that would have been even sweeter.

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    • Barry Friesen
      Barry Friesen commented
      Editing a comment
      My daughter would classify that as a 'dad' joke and groan loudly.
  • Tony Kopacz
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 30

    #3
    I don't get it.

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  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9933
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
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      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #4
    FYI- It's not pronounced Char, it is more Shar-row-lay, or Shar-lay

    But still a pretty pathetic pun in writing.

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    • HorseDoctor
      HorseDoctor commented
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      Yes... it is!!!
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9703
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #5
    Beautiful!

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    • rwalters
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 407
      • TN
      • MAK 2 Star - MAK 3 Star - Camp Chef FTG900

        I am not a vegetarian, but I eat animals that are

      #6
      Fantastic!! I am surprised you weren’t satisfied with the SnS char. I’ve also had great success cooking burgers on the back side of my GrillGrates.
      Attached Files

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      • Tony Kopacz
        Tony Kopacz commented
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        Those burgers look great! Beautiful sear but not a char.
    • Eugene A
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 94
      • Port St John, FL (although the post office is Cocoa, FL)

      #7
      I just flip the Grill Grates over to the "griddle" side.

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      • Jmccloskey659
        Jmccloskey659 commented
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        Have to agree with Eugene; flip side of the GrillGrates works surprisingly well.
    • Tony Kopacz
      Club Member
      • Jan 2016
      • 30

      #8
      Thanks for the likes! Char and sear are two different tastes.
      Steak houses don't sear they char. Infrared or direct flame.
      I'm still searching for the technique.

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      • BourBonQ
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 844
        • Lowcountry of South Carolina
        • Pit Barrel Cooker
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        #9
        Those look great. Me, I'm still a hot cast iron burger guy.

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