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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Caveman technique - a couple of questions

I'm planning on trying a ribeye on my BGE and want to ask a couple of questions with regard to methodology. I plan on completely cleaning the BGE beforehand and putting the Hi-Q grate on to ensure maximum airflow. I'll make sure that the BGE is at a nice temp for a bit before I start, but....

Should I shake the lump up during the flip? - In other words, pull the steak for a few seconds while I give the coals a quick stir to reduce the amount of ash on the surface of the coals before I put the steak back on.

and - how hot am I really trying to go - Hot, or insane hot? It's easy to get 700+, but is shooting for 4 digits better? I can get and keep 700+ with the lid closed, but should I just do the whole thing with the lid open for max air?
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Unread 07-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Are you talking about CAVEMAN caveman?



After the flame dieback...

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Are you talking about CAVEMAN caveman?



After the flame dieback...

Yup.... CAVEMAN!
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AWRITE! I don't try to disturb the coals during the flip, really, this technique cooks so dang fast...
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AWRITE! I don't try to disturb the coals during the flip, really, this technique cooks so dang fast...
THANKS!

Guess I'll leave them coals alone!

Ended up with a single bone-in Ribeye (hope that doesn't make a difference ) that weighs in at near two pounds. Have to be careful on the temps for doneness. The Thermapen will get a workout!
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I use a really thin disposable grate to put as a barrier between the coals the steak...works GREAT.
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If u want less ash make sure u use put them on lump and not briquettes. I prefer the "broiling" method via chimney, though watch out for the stray coals
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If u want less ash make sure u use put them on lump and not briquettes. I prefer the "broiling" method via chimney, though watch out for the stray coals

This is good advice. Actually, when I do this, I start with wood chunks and fire them up in the chimney just as if they were lump.
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Am I seeing things or is that the meat put right on the coals w/ no grate? Hahahha...I hope you did this on purpose and not after a few cold ones Deguerre.
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KISS. I dumped some hot, hot lump charcoal on my gravel walkway, and tossed a big-ole steak on it, and it was awesome. It even won a Throwdown.





It really does char so fast on the outside, that any ash that does stick, is too minute to detect when you eat it.

I don't do it very often, but for a medium rare to rare steak lover, it really produces a nice balance of crispy crust and warm red center.

As already mentioned, don't use briquettes for this cooking technique. All-natural lump. I use Kroger's store brand, which is made by Royal Oak, and costs less.

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double post.................OOPS
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As said above, really hot lump, meat on the lump, no grate, Rare to Med rare...ONLY and JFDI..............Just Farking Do It!!! You'll be glad you did....... I read 1 post on here about this and JFDI.............best steak I ever had. Don't over think it.
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Yeah, I'm starting to overthink it.....

Decided to cook it on a smallish Weber....

Can't decide on whether or not to coat it with EVO or not......

Ah well, meat is out coming up to room temp, and I'll flip a coin on the EVO.
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If u want less ash make sure u use put them on lump and not briquettes. I prefer the "broiling" method via chimney, though watch out for the stray coals

And if I want extra ash?
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And if I want extra ash?
Lick a piece of lump after steak for dessert?
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