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Offline flyhigh123

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Blackstone for steak and meats, using cast iron?
« on: April 29, 2014, 04:53:00 PM »
I would like to try using the blackstone and make some steaks.

The higher end steakhouses normally broil the steak at very high temps, similar to blackstone, in the 800+.

can a cast iron skillet survive and do well in those temps? Anyone try to use a prime grade or higher steak in the blackstone?

I have a friend who wants to try A5 Japanese Wagyu, and at $100 a pound, i don't want to screw it up... lol


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Re: Blackstone for steak and meats, using cast iron?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 06:04:57 PM »
A cast iron skillet can do very well with steak, IF you can find one that fits in the opening.

The last time this topic was brought up, I crunched the numbers to see if this pan could clear the bs walls

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lodge-Pro-Logic-Cast-Iron-Pizza-Pan-With-Recipe-Card/12554410?

and I thought there was a chance it would fit. If you want to play it safer and save a few bucks, I'd cut the handle off of this:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lodge-10-1-2-Cast-Iron-Griddle/5969629?

I would DEFINITELY do a bunch of prime ribeyes on these cast iron griddles long before you start playing around with $100 Wagyu. Even then I would do plenty of research on grilling Wagyu, since the extra fat content should cause it to cook up a bit differently. According to this study:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v168/n4282/abs/168918a0.html

Beef muscle conducts heat 1.8 times better than fat. With all the extra fat in the Wagyu, it might have an insulating effect. Heating the blackstone to '11' will probably do an amazing job, but I'd still confer with someone who's walked the Wagyu path before you.


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Re: Blackstone for steak and meats, using cast iron?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
You may want to try a ghetto sous vide set up with a cooler and zip lock bags to ensure you don't overcook. Looking at the heat those blackstones bang out, you should be searing in less than a minute for both sides. I use a bbq starter as a meat browning device and it crisps and browns in seconds.

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Re: Blackstone for steak and meats, using cast iron?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 09:08:51 PM »
Here is steak and lobster that I cooked on the Blackstone patio open the turned out perfect took about 10 minutes the thermometer on the Blackstone said 350
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 09:10:35 PM by Dusen berry »