First reverse sear on the pellet smoker/grill

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by tucson bbq fan, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. Well, I was originally going to have some smoked salmon for dinner today (smoked two large fillets this morning after brining over night), but this forum ruined my plans!

    I stumbled into Red's reverse sear ribeyes post

    Now, I have never tried a reverse sear steak - in fact, the first I every heard of it was on this forum!

    So, I ran down to the store and picked up a couple of good looking ribeyes around noon and put some Olive Oil and some Doc Kendrick's Garlic Game Rub (Garlic, coarse salt, coarse black pepper, celery salt and a few other things) on them, wrapped them in plastic and put them into the fridge for 3 hours.

    Here is how they looked coming out of the fridge

    Filled my Memphis Elite Pellet pit with a Mesquite/Red-Oak pellet mix and set it to 225.

    About an hour later - I had reached an internal temp of 125 (wife likes it rare) and I pulled the ribeyes and...

    Ribeyes at 125

    Pulled out the normal smoking/cooking baffle (above the pellet fire box) and switched in the open flame baffle.

    I cranked the unit up to what they call "OF-2" (Open flame-level 2) which gives good flames and is about 800 degrees!  it took only 8 minutes to get good and hot (probably not up to 800, but plenty hot to sear)

    Put the ribeyes on for 1.5 minutes per side

    Pulled them off - nice grill marks, good sear.

    Had some tater tots going in the oven - and here is the money shot.

    They ended up medium rare, very moist, nice mesquite flavor and incredibly tender! The wife was very happy!

    I'm hooked.  I've done a lot of smoking, but never was that good at getting steaks right on the grill.  This worked great.  I foresee many more steaks in my future!

  2. Looks really good man!  [​IMG]    & yup - I bet you do a lot more reverse sear steaks now that you've tasted one  [​IMG]
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look delicious, Dave! Love that money shot! Nice sear on those...and looks like they're cooked to the perfect doneness. Nicely done!

  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is a steak to brag about. Well done!

  5. Thanks - yup, there are plenty more reverse sears in my future.
    Thanks Red - and thanks for your earlier post which inspired me.
    Unfortunetly it WAS a steak to bag about - all gone now!  Thanks
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013

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