New Year Steak on Louisiana Grill with grate open

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    She Whyeo Must Be Obeyed got me some nice chunks of tritip for New Years Eve Dinner. I decided to try searing them on the open grate of my Louisiana Grills Pellet smoker for the first time.

    The grill has a plate you can slide down that opens a grate directly above the firebox to allow a really high heat exposure.

    I started by rubbing down the beef with Louisiana Grills Chophouse Steak Rub.

    I fired the pellet smoker up to 525 F, no small feat as it was minus 12 C at the time. Here is a picture of the open grate over the fire box. It is hot!

    I put the steaks over the open grate for 1 minute, rotated 45 degrees and gave them another minute. It was almost too much time for a sear. The steaks had a nice sear but a few seconds more would have been black steaks. The lesson I learned is to keep an eye on those steaks over the open grate!

    I turned the steaks over onto a regular part of the grill. It took about 5 minutes to get to an internal temperature of 140 F (the rarest I can cook a steak without getting abuse from the boss).

    I let them rest for a few minutes and served them with scalloped potatoes, broccoli salad and steamed vegetables.

    A close up.

    The Verdict

    I really love this feature of my grill. The steaks had a nice sear and were just the way I like them in the interior. The temperature was so high you could char a steak on the outside and still have it cool in the centre. I will use this method again.

    The Old Fat Guy
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  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome cook Disco, that steak is perfect & the sides look great as well ! Nice job, seems that Louisiana & yourself are a great Q duo ! Thumbs Up
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin. I do like my pellet smoker.
    Thanks, B! Have a great New Year, Sir!

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