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Reverse sear on a Jr?


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Hi folks,

Bought a Kamado Joe Big Joe a couple of months ago and am loving it.

I'm now wanting to get the Junior for those quick after-work dinners where all I'm cooking is a quick steak or a pork chop.

I've all but decided that the size and type of cooker is the right thing for this but one thing I cannot work out is how people do reverse sears on the Jr without the divide and conquer system?

When doing a big tomahawk steak I would normally set it on the indirect half of the big joe at 225F then crank the temp and sear it on the other side over the coals.

Any tips on how people do this on a Jr would be great.

Cheers!

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Hi folks,

Bought a Kamado Joe Big Joe a couple of months ago and am loving it.

I'm now wanting to get the Junior for those quick after-work dinners where all I'm cooking is a quick steak or a pork chop.

I've all but decided that the size and type of cooker is the right thing for this but one thing I cannot work out is how people do reverse sears on the Jr without the divide and conquer system?

When doing a big tomahawk steak I would normally set it on the indirect half of the big joe at 225F then crank the temp and sear it on the other side over the coals.

Any tips on how people do this on a Jr would be great.

Cheers!

 

 

You will have to do this in two stages on the Jr, but it's doable.  Do your low temp smoke/cook on the jr and get your steaks within 20 degrees of your finishing temp.  Remove them from the grill, wrap them in foil and then open the vents on the Jr to let the temp climb.  It does NOT take very long for the Jr. to get screaming hot after it has been lit...  When you get to searing temps just sear the steaks and you are ready to go.

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Hi folks,

Bought a Kamado Joe Big Joe a couple of months ago and am loving it.

I'm now wanting to get the Junior for those quick after-work dinners where all I'm cooking is a quick steak or a pork chop.

I've all but decided that the size and type of cooker is the right thing for this but one thing I cannot work out is how people do reverse sears on the Jr without the divide and conquer system?

When doing a big tomahawk steak I would normally set it on the indirect half of the big joe at 225F then crank the temp and sear it on the other side over the coals.

Any tips on how people do this on a Jr would be great.

Cheers!

You will have to do this in two stages on the Jr, but it's doable. Do your low temp smoke/cook on the jr and get your steaks within 20 degrees of your finishing temp. Remove them from the grill, wrap them in foil and then open the vents on the Jr to let the temp climb. It does NOT take very long for the Jr. to get screaming hot after it has been lit... When you get to searing temps just sear the steaks and you are ready to go.

John if you have a deflector in place for the indirect part of the cook. Wouldn't he want to remove it before cranking it up to sear?
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