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Unread 02-05-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default For those that grill steaks on Grillgrates...

Do you take the surface temp of your Grillgrates before throwing down your steaks? Doing some reading earlier today at Grillgrates.com, they recommend not exceeding 650 degrees at grate level... they claim you'll get char marks, not sear marks. Just wondering... I've been wanting to push past the 700 degree mark, but don't want to ruin good steak!
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No. I use the dome temp on the BGE.
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No. I use the dome temp on the BGE.
So for all you know, your Grillgrates could be running way beyond 650??
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I put my Steaks on when I cannot hold my hand 4" above the cooking Grate for 4 seconds. I check it along the way up.
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Steaks? Full heat, hotter the better.
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Just to be clear, I am referring to grillgrates (www.grillgrates.com)... completely different then standard grates.
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i'd grill steaks on the surface of the sun if i could
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Yeah, the hotter my grillgrates get, the better. Steakhouse style!

They probably just say that on the website b/c people aren't expecting it to make that much of a difference in temp and end up burning their steak. No backyard griller wants to go out ever 90 seconds to flip his steak.

And btw, groupon or living social had mangrates (the cast iron version) on sale the other day for 1/2 off.
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Just to be clear, I am referring to grillgrates (www.grillgrates.com)... completely different then standard grates.
Temps are still temps. But you meant http://www.grillgrate.com/
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Never gave it much thought,







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I use the dometemp as a guide and grill by time. usually around 550, so the grill grates are 600++. Yes it is possible to char a steak too much on them. I have done it before. I thought hotta was mo betta! Uh no sir!
Too Hott and too much char

Got em so Hott, they all turned white

Definitely way too Hott. Burning down some mesquite wood for coals! There is no better grilled flavor in the world than perfectly aged mesquite or even post oak burned down to coals grilling a perfect steak!


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I'd say the hotter the better to start you can always adjust and fine tune
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WOW!!!!!! Ok, I'm convinced!!! My next steak cook will be on grillgrates that will be at a minimum of 700 degrees!! Thank you for the pics! They say everything I wanted to know :)
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BTW, what kind of grill are you cooking on in those pics?
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Yum. Tat is all.
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