A customer gave me a fat ribeye, easily 2”. My Weber Genesis is locked up for the winter so I couldn’t burn it on that. I’ve always thought about a pellet grill so maybe now is the time. A weeks hard research that started with looking at Traegers, I found I couldn’t settle for anything less than a Yoder. I cook one steak a year, maybe, but I had to have the ability to really sear so that was one of the deciding factors. I set it up in the dark last night in sun zero weather. Got up this morning and burned it in, made Mrs. BHM a Panini, her favorite grill item to obtain her blessing. Through some sliced zucchini on there too which was amazing. Then it was time for the main event.
I set the Yoder for 225 and bright the internal temp to 110, took it off to rest for about 10 minutes while the Yoder cranked up to 650+ degrees (something most other pellet grill/smokers won’t do) and put this amazing sear and grill marks on it, 2 minutes total on each side, threw it on the top grate for a couple more minutes until it hit 120, took it off and wrapped and rested tip the Thermo pen showed it topped out at 129, 3 degrees shy of my goal of 132 medium rare. Came out pretty close to perfect. Whipped up some saucy mushrooms to top it with.
It’s entirely possible there was some tasty single malt scotch in the Yeti.