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Post Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:09 pm
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Hey Steven,

I watched in astonishment as you put two inch steaks directly on lump charcoal and let them sear, flip them over and do it again. They looked perfect. I guess rare to medium on the inside and crispy on the outside. But I gotta ask, and keep it a hundred, didn't they have just a little grit on them?


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Post Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:05 am
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I've done this a couple of times and yes, sometimes you can get a little bit of grit or ash. I just brush them really well and hope for the best.

Post Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:44 pm
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True enough. I've also discovered that briquettes can sometimes have grit, lump charcoal has a lot less, and firewood seems to have the least.
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.

Post Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:50 pm
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NO, NO, NO. No briquettes.
Lump or wood embers only.

Than's like putting clumping kitty litter
on an icy sidewalk in the winter. YUCK.
(Or in CharredGrillers case, icy sidewalk in June)

Wet down your briquette ashes sometime.
You'll be amazed at how much sand is in there.
There's the weight in your charcoal.

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Post Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:04 pm
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I'm glad you asked this question BchrisL. :D I've never seen Steven use briquettes for Caveman Steaks. It's good that folks know not to use the most commonly sold fuel (non-propane) for this process.

YardBurner wrote:
NO, NO, NO. No briquettes. -YB


:lol: Unless you eat nails for breakfast! :lol:

I prefer the taste of wood & smoke in my steak VS kitty litter. :shock:
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Post Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:25 pm
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I really enjoyed watching that episode. I've cooked ears of corn directly on lump many times. I've never thought that it was gritty. I really need to step up and try cooking a steak.
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Post Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:17 pm
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YardBurner wrote:
Than's like putting clumping kitty litter
on an icy sidewalk in the winter. YUCK.
(Or in CharredGrillers case, icy sidewalk in June)

-YB


This year, it was 3 weeks ago in the middle of August. :twisted:
Unlike propane, you'll never wake up scorched and naked in another county because you mishandled a bag of briquettes.


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