Reverse searing questions

dmlappert

Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
47
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Augusta, New Jersey
Grill
Timberline 1300
I'm in the process of aging a Ribeye roast and plan on reverse searing a few 1" steaks soon. I've got a Timberline 1300. The last time I set temp for searing, 500°, it seems the pellets in the feeder tube started burning, with smoke coming out the hopper... not sure why, but does make me nervous about reverse searing. Anyone ever experience same?

Question. Think I want to smoke then place steaks for the searing process on cast iron griddles. Any recommendations for griddles sized for the T1300..
 

GrillMeister

Active member
Joined
Jun 17, 2019
Messages
350
Reaction score
219
Points
43
Location
Austin, TX
Grill
Ironwood 885, Century 22
Reverse searing should not be a problem, but 1" steaks will sear pretty quick. I usually do 2" minimum on reverse sear and a good temp probe is necessary for the perfect cook when doing something that thick. Grill Grates help with the sear. I Super Smoke at 220 till 120 degrees internal, then sear till 130 degrees and pull. Let rest till the temp rises 135 for a perfect medium rare.

I've never had smoke come out of the hopper on my Ironwood 885 during this.

http://instagr.am/p/B3rzKNZBnwn/
 
OP
OP
dmlappert

dmlappert

Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
47
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Augusta, New Jersey
Grill
Timberline 1300
Thanks for responding.... just ordered the grillgrates.... and will cut 2" instead of 1". Appreciate your input. Happy Thanksgiving.
 

GrillMeister

Active member
Joined
Jun 17, 2019
Messages
350
Reaction score
219
Points
43
Location
Austin, TX
Grill
Ironwood 885, Century 22
Thanks for responding.... just ordered the grillgrates.... and will cut 2" instead of 1". Appreciate your input. Happy Thanksgiving.
Check out MEATER while you are at it. The combination of the Traeger, Grill Grates, & the MEATER probe make reverse searing a snap and will change how you look at restaurant steaks forever. MEATER Black Friday deals 20% off right now.

https://store-us.meater.com/
 
OP
OP
dmlappert

dmlappert

Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2019
Messages
47
Reaction score
8
Points
8
Location
Augusta, New Jersey
Grill
Timberline 1300
Thanks again. About 6 months ago I purchased TheMeatStick and have been having great success. I will keep the Meater in mind should things change.
 

Walleye Hunter

Active member
Joined
Aug 29, 2019
Messages
220
Reaction score
53
Points
28
Location
PA
Grill
Pro 575
That Meater looks neat, I already bought a fireboard or I'd give that a hard look.
 

Latest Discussions

Top