I attemped to do this over the weekend, I did the sear, and indirect heating on the bone with rotations. But what I found is the tip ( top ) of the roast got done to fast and was well done compared to the meat by the bone.
I am thinking that it is hotter in the upper part of the dome, so the roast cooked the tip way faster than it should of… do you think cooking it in some inverse fasion , tip down/ Bone UP ( geez that even sounds bad ) would work ?
Or would it be better to just point it away from the heat source and flat?
Agree with Alan. Either that or put the fire all the way off to the side and the meat on the other side and cover the grill with a little opening for air to get in. Personally I’d just sear on the grill (my wife really likes the char the grill gives) and then finish off in the oven. This gives a nice even doneness to the meat and has worked every time for us.
325 to 350 is what I would use for the oven temperature. Might take awhile to finish cooking but the steak will be done the same all the way through. The key is to get the grill as hot as possible to get a quick sear on the steak (and so as not to cook the meat very far through) then put the steak in the oven on a rack (I sometimes just use a round baking rack in a cast iron pan).
I like to cook it on the grill the whole way.
Sear both sides and move to an indirect area.
I like to turn the meat up on the t- bone side and let it finish roasting that way.
Pull slightly too rare- Very important to let the meat rest to carry over cooking.
there is also something called the Finney method
"Bucking traditional cooking thoughts, Chris Finney pioneered the “Reverse Sear” method of cooking. Traditional thinking has it that you sear a steak or roast (to seal in juices) and then reduce temps to finish cooking but doing research Chris found the opposite to be true. Searing the meat damages the cell walls and releases moisture, but roasting alone didn’t add a lot of flavor like the searing did. What about searing after the meat was cooked? “That’s just crazy talk”… but exactly what he found that you need to do. For more than 3 yrs Chris tried to get fellow cooks to try his method of cooking steaks and roasts with little success until… Unbeknownst to them, “Cooks Illustrated” and “America’s Test Kitchen” proved out “The Method” in 2007 using an oven and then a cast iron skillet. And, Alton Brown used basically the same method for cooking rib roasts in the oven. Now ceramic grill users are finding the benefit of the “Reverse Sear” because it is easier (and faster) to raise the temp in a ceramic cooker than lower it. In 2007 a Florida newspaper touted the advantages of using “The Finney Method” in an article called “To Sear, or not to Sear”.
I cant hit 120f dry heat ( Frank ) … but I think I should maybe try to cook this like the Alton Brown Prime rib ( Suzanne ). Cook @ 225 till desired temp… then hit it super hot sear. The only thing about oven cooking is I cant add that bit of smoke to my steak ( roast ).
The tip of the roast and the front line edges were. I would say the top ( tip ) 1.5 inches of the shell was well done and about 1 inch in from the front edge. A bit much for us!! Had grandma been there it been perfect for her>
This is exactly the type of steak that loves to be sous vide at 120F for an hour and finished quickly in a cast iron. By shifting the pot of water off the burner you can generally get the liquid to hold temp pretty easily without an immersion circulator (how I did it for years) provided you use a large enough mass of water - think large stock pot. You can even just drop it in a Ziplock freezer bag if you don’t have a sealer. If you like it to see a bit more time on the grill you can always do it at 100-110 to get the meat almost there and then roast it a bit longer on the grill or in the pan. Feel free to PM me if you want a few more tips using this method.