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Cooking & Food Talk => Charcoal Grilling & BBQ => Topic started by: HoosierKettle on November 27, 2018, 03:01:16 AM

Title: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: HoosierKettle on November 27, 2018, 03:01:16 AM
Works great. I probably use the vortex upside down in the 26 and 22 more than right side up. It gives a larger sear area. Enough room for two steaks at a time. I reverse seared these and over shot my internal temp a little bit these were just excellent tasting steaks.

I had the bottom vent cracked and top open, then I opened the bottom and seared with lid on and cracked at times.

It was a frigid evening.




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Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: G-MO on November 27, 2018, 06:01:13 AM
Looks good! I do the same with the slow-n-sear...I do like your grates!
Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: JEBIV on November 27, 2018, 06:36:05 AM
Even upside down you can get some high temps, it may be my imagination but in the 26 it seems to get hotter ?
Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: Jules V. on November 27, 2018, 08:20:06 AM
Even upside down you can get some high temps, it may be my imagination but in the 26 it seems to get hotter ?
Maybe it's because there's more air mass inside a 26? I've noticed that too when using a stacker. It seems like the coal burn hotter and faster. Only compromise is that the coal need to be replenished more often.  I can actually get the center of a killa grilla grate glowing red while it's on the stacker using a regular charcoal basket.
Title: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: HoosierKettle on November 27, 2018, 10:52:57 AM
I canít really say. I know itís a very hot bank of coals in either grill, up or down or moved all around


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Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: Travis on November 27, 2018, 04:45:06 PM
You know youíve got some serious heat when the smokes rollin like that.


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Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: SMOKE FREAK on November 27, 2018, 05:02:52 PM
I think it gets hotter with the V in the afterburner mode but I use it a lot in the inverted position...More than hot enough for a great sear...

Good to see someone using the mighty V for something other than wings...
Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on December 03, 2018, 07:40:32 AM
Those look great!
Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: Big Dawg on December 05, 2018, 11:19:58 AM
Nice looking steaks.  I've reverse seared with the SnS, but never the Vortex.  Gonna have to give it a try.





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Title: Re: Upside down vortex seared steaks
Post by: HoosierKettle on March 10, 2019, 04:23:19 PM
Again but with cast iron. I reverse seared with a little chunk of cherry but next time I will use no smoke wood. It clouds the flavor imo.




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