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sk bob

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Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 5:38 PM (permalink)
It seems like when I do Porterhouses on the gas grill (rare & med. rare) they seem to dry out right when their ready. I cook them on high to med. high. They are supermarket steaks about 1 in. thick. No salt or marinade. I have no problem with ribeyes or sirloins. Maybe rub on a little butter after turning?
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 5:56 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by sk bob

    It seems like when I do Porterhouses on the gas grill (rare & med. rare) they seem to dry out right when their ready. I cook them on high to med. high. They are supermarket steaks about 1 in. thick. No salt or marinade. I have no problem with ribeyes or sirloins. Maybe rub on a little butter after turning?

    I've never had that happen. I've never grilled a porterhouse that thin, though.
     
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      EdSails

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      RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 6:07 PM (permalink)
      Rub it with olive oil. that's the Italian way of grilling and should help.
       
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        sk bob

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        RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 6:09 PM (permalink)
        Sorry Micheal, I forgot to mention the thicker ones 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cooked slow & low come out good, but sometimes I need a quick & cheaper pt'house.
         
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          sk bob

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          RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 6:11 PM (permalink)
          HMM? maybe a good EVO ?
           
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            Adjudicator

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            RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 6:35 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by sk bob

            Sorry Micheal, I forgot to mention the thicker ones 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cooked slow & low come out good, but sometimes I need a quick & cheaper pt'house.


            Well. Now you know.
             
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              EdSails

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              RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 7:05 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by sk bob

              HMM? maybe a good EVO ?


              Doesn't matter much. I just use regular olive oil from
              Costco (I think it comes in a gallon or half-gallon size)and it works fine. Do allow for some resting time also---I always undercook because even a regular steak can benefit from that.
               
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                sizz

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                RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 7:20 PM (permalink)
                I think a gas out door gill is just not hot enough to cook a one inch steak "fast and rare"...........
                The hottest part of your typical gas gill is the top rack with cover closed and both burners turned up full. and not the first grill over the gas flame .Try it , it just might work for you.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 7:34 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by sk bob

                  Sorry Micheal, I forgot to mention the thicker ones 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 cooked slow & low come out good, but sometimes I need a quick & cheaper pt'house.

                  I guess that you'd probably have to do them using indirect heat, then. Oh,wait. You said you use a gas grill. I don't know how you'd be able to use indirect heat on a gas grill. I suppose you could use the warming rack instead of the closer grill.

                  I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
                   
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                    Greyghost

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                    RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sat, 07/22/06 7:35 PM (permalink)
                    Hmm...buy a $10 Hibachi, fill with charcoal, fire it up till you get hot white coals, then figure about 3 minutes per side.
                     
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                      sk bob

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                      RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sun, 07/30/06 9:35 PM (permalink)
                      hey micheal, how about turning off one side of the grill?
                       
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                        sk bob

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                        RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Sun, 07/30/06 9:37 PM (permalink)
                        sorry, michael.
                         
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                          V960

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                          RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Mon, 07/31/06 10:52 AM (permalink)
                          Chunk the gas grill. I've got one my FIL bought many years down by the pool. The gas cylinder has a 1990 stamp on it...won't refill that puppy now will they? Gas is easy, simple and just not so good.
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            RE: Porterhouses drying out while cooking Mon, 07/31/06 11:23 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by sk bob

                            hey micheal, how about turning off one side of the grill?

                            OK. You got me. I didn't know you could do that. The only gas grill I ever had didn't offer such a capability.
                             
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