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Old 05-21-2019, 10:51 AM   #51
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Yes, I can. Prefer Pecan, and not too much.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:55 AM   #52
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So, most here are saying they can tell the difference on what a steak is cooked over, even if it's on the grill for just a couple of minutes. I'm not talking about smoking, but grillin, where the meat is on for only a short time.

Looks like we need to do a taste test experiment!!!

Cuz I just don't see yall being able to pick out which is which.


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Old 05-21-2019, 11:03 AM   #53
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I can’t, my steak is rare and grilled with the lid open. Just not on there long enough I guess.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:33 AM   #54
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I like mine cooked at 575 for 4.5 minutes per side at 1.75" thick on gas grill. I like charcoal and other woods, but you can "over do it" really easy with the smoke flavor. I just don't want to wait long enough for everything to get just right. I'll keep the weber gas.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:41 AM   #55
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Just because you canít doesnít mean others canít ..
Bet I can grill 4 steaks over 4 different fires, making all medium rare or however yall like them, have yall do a taste test and just see how close yall can get.
Yall might be surprised!!!
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:45 AM   #56
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Bet I can grill 4 steaks over 4 different fires, making all medium rare or however yall like them, have yall do a taste test and just see how close yall can get.
Yall might be surprised!!!
Challenge accepted!
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:47 AM   #57
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Bet I can grill 4 steaks over 4 different fires, making all medium rare or however yall like them, have yall do a taste test and just see how close yall can get.
Yall might be surprised!!!
What time do we eat?
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:54 AM   #58
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Bet I can grill 4 steaks over 4 different fires, making all medium rare or however yall like them, have yall do a taste test and just see how close yall can get.

Yall might be surprised!!!


The toughest would be hickory and pecan since they are so close. But mesquite and oak would be no problem.

The real question is can you grill a steak?
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:06 PM   #59
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Imo hickory is way too strong. Very bitter.

I know lots of people say that about mesquite, which I don't get.

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Old 05-21-2019, 12:10 PM   #60
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the toughest would be hickory and pecan since they are so close. But mesquite and oak would be no problem.

The real question is can you grill a steak?


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Old 05-21-2019, 12:12 PM   #61
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Smoke a Brisket with pine and one with pecan. You can tell the difference





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Old 05-21-2019, 12:26 PM   #62
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The real question is can you grill a steak?
Been told over and over I should open up a steak house.
My steaks have so much flavor, you won't be able to tell if it's mesquite, oak, or plain ole charcoal!!!
Now, the question is, can you tell the difference between a good steak and a great steak!!!
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:41 PM   #63
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Been told over and over I should open up a steak house.
My steaks have so much flavor, you won't be able to tell if it's mesquite, oak, or plain ole charcoal!!!
Now, the question is, can you tell the difference between a good steak and a great steak!!!
Great steak will have no seasonings on it. Taste the meat, not all the crap you put on it. (thumbs up smilie)
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:53 PM   #64
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In fish?
Definitely!
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:01 PM   #65
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Been told over and over I should open up a steak house.

My steaks have so much flavor, you won't be able to tell if it's mesquite, oak, or plain ole charcoal!!!

Now, the question is, can you tell the difference between a good steak and a great steak!!!


Everybody lies to the cook because they just ate a free meal
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:23 PM   #66
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Great steak will have no seasonings on it. Taste the meat, not all the crap you put on it. (thumbs up smilie)


Fake news


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Old 05-21-2019, 02:24 PM   #67
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How is it hard to grill a steak? Build fire. Sear it on both sides. Eat it. The quality would be determined by the cut quality and price.

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:09 PM   #68
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How is it hard to grill a steak? Build fire. Sear it on both sides. Eat it. The quality would be determined by the cut quality and price.

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Right on!
Flavor is in the meat it’s self
Steak sauce and heavy marinade is meant to hide tough bad tasting cheap steak
The wood is to give subtle accent of flavor
Though I have had some awesome gas grilled, think Brazilian steak houses ( Chama gaucho)
Meat and salt

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:20 PM   #69
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Steak sauce and heavy marinade
None here

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Everybody lies to the cook because they just ate a free meal
What makes you think I paid for it??
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:42 PM   #70
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What makes you think I paid for it??



Well I figure you wouldn't make your guests bring their own steak to your house for you to cook?


They probably didn't want to hurt your feelings..










I'm just yanking your chain man....

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:43 PM   #71
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Look up Alton Brown cooking a steak with just a chimney starter. Works great.
I used to do it a lot. There is no better way to cook 1 steak than over lump mesquite in a charcoal chimney. Problem is you can only cook one at a time.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:51 PM   #72
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How is it hard to grill a steak? Build fire. Sear it on both sides. Eat it. The quality would be determined by the cut quality and price.

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That pretty much sums it up over a mesquite coals.



Salt and black pepper or a little Barnacle Dust to bring out the "awesome" over redhot mesquite coals. set, flip, flip rest....eat....
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:06 PM   #73
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Absolutely can taste the difference! Mesquite only here for grilling a steak! A gas grilled steak is edible....it’s just not the same IMO!
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:28 PM   #74
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That pretty much sums it up over a mesquite coals.



Salt and black pepper or a little Barnacle Dust to bring out the "awesome" over redhot mesquite coals. set, flip, flip rest....eat....


Where can you get that Barnacle dust?
Havenít seen it in years


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Old 05-21-2019, 05:35 PM   #75
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Where can you get that Barnacle dust?
Havenít seen it in years


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Mike Byerley aka barnaclebill is still around... I have to call him or text him these days though.....or buy it if he shows up at Bownanza
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:40 PM   #76
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almost any wood or charcoal over gas,, allways....
for smoke I like mesquite chips cherry cherry but my favorite is persimmon, by far..

cooking over the wood mesquite,,, do not like pecan at all for smoke of cooking
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Old 05-21-2019, 05:45 PM   #77
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I've gotten to liking them cooked on my Cajun broiler! Hard to eat a steak off a gas grill anymore. Like cooking them on coals at the deer lease as well but everything tastes better at the deer lease.


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Old 05-21-2019, 05:45 PM   #78
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do not like pecan at all for smoke of cooking

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Old 05-21-2019, 06:37 PM   #79
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:43 PM   #80
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OP, are you talking about charcoal made out of oak/hickory/pecan or those types of wood added to a plain ole charcoal fire? If the latter, itís very easy to distinguish. If the fore, not as obvious. Seems to me a lot more smoke/flavor comes out of the raw wood than the charcoal itself.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:31 PM   #81
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I can’t tell much difference in a steak cooked over mesquite or hickory, but I can **** sure tell the difference in a steak cooked over mesquite/hickory and one cooked over gas. I’m not a fan of gas cooked steaks at all.
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