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HokieBen

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:smt041 Nice job with the uncrating and all the super pics! Your daughter's going to have one helluva fort! 

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Thanks Tony! Burn in is going well but I have to say this is not my favorite thing to do. He was all pretty and shiny and now there are the white streaks all over. I tried getting them off as I saw them but I’m going to have quite a bit of cleanup after this is done. 

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1 hour ago, HokieBen said:

Thanks Tony! Burn in is going well but I have to say this is not my favorite thing to do. He was all pretty and shiny and now there are the white streaks all over. I tried getting them off as I saw them but I’m going to have quite a bit of cleanup after this is done. 

Don't sweat it too much. It is pretty easy to get it back to sparkly.

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Great sequence of pics - Brought back good memories of my delivery day!
I know what you mean about burn in, but once it’s done, it’s done.
The KK looks great in your backyard!!


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Just keep a wet cloth handy and keep wiping it down during the burn-in. If you wake up tomorrow and there's more, a wet magic eraser works wonders. 

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You need to touch up the grout where it vented anyway.  I liked the visual indicator of were I needed to apply the grout.  :)

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Happy Fathers Day to all you dad’s out there!

Today I’m stepping it up a bit since I’m getting more comfortable controlling ole heavy. I’ve done a little wings cook and then burgers last night (were amazing), but today I’m planning on reverse searing these thick cut ribeyes we picked up. Dusted with Himalayan salt over night and they’re looking perfect. 

Thinking about finishing with a bleu cheese crumble topping but I may just go with a nice butter baste. 

My plan is to have splitter at 50% and lower grate in for the sear at the end. Or, maybe the top grate upside down to get closer to coals? Gotta look at distance and get a feel for what looks like a better idea. I’ll probably use my half grate to get steaks up to temp before the final sear. 

So that’s my Father’s Day dinner plan. If you guys have any suggestions on my setup before going into it I’ll all ears. 

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1 hour ago, HokieBen said:

My plan is to have splitter at 50% and lower grate in for the sear at the end. Or, maybe the top grate upside down to get closer to coals? Gotta look at distance and get a feel for what looks like a better idea. I’ll probably use my half grate to get steaks up to temp before the final sear. 

Similar to what I plan - I plan to use the splitter toward the back, half grate up high and searing (top) grate right over the coals for steaks. Haven’t tested it yet, but that should allow for bringing the steak up to temp using the higher rack, then searing the heck out of it right at the end.  I’ll probably experiment with using a cast iron pan for butter/Worcestershire basting vs directly over the coals.

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My setup for this afternoon. Interesting, half grate made for left side so I flipped it for the right side. I think this should do the trick for a nice reverse sear. Love how I can use diff zones and multiple levels, this is all new for me. 

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2 hours ago, AJR said:

Similar to what I plan - I plan to use the splitter toward the back, half grate up high and searing (top) grate right over the coals for steaks. Haven’t tested it yet, but that should allow for bringing the steak up to temp using the higher rack, then searing the heck out of it right at the end.  I’ll probably experiment with using a cast iron pan for butter/Worcestershire basting vs directly over the coals.

I've been trying different methods for that final sear and I think I like the cast iron option best. Much better control.

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Good plan Ben.
Definitely the lower setting with the grate for the final sear


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Thanks, it turned out great. The 32 is so luxurious to cook on. Made the reverse sear in these 3” ribeyes so easy and man they had that lil char and juicy in the middle. Can’t wait to try more!!!!

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