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    Steak Prep

    Given the price of meat lately (we only buy from Costco) they only carry Choice and Prime grade

    In my prep of the meat we put our rub....had been Treager, but ordered Double Secret from BP, I put my rub on and then wrap with plastic wrap well and put in the bottom of the fridge for 3 or 4 days.

    Anyone else do this, or is there something better to set the flavor in?

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    Vacuum sealing works pretty well.

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    I use Double Secret, too, but only let the post rubbed steaks sit 1 to 6 hours and the steaks come out great..

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    I put the rub on less than an hour before steaks and tritip goes on. I do vacuum tumble marinate my tritips before the rub goes on.
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    I am similar to scooter on this one. Rub on steaks for less than an hour. For tri tip, I love balsamic glaze and rub marinating for several hours.

    Gunny, how do they come out after 3-4 days in the fridge? I am always wanting to learn something new?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal Smoker View Post
    I am similar to scooter on this one. Rub on steaks for less than an hour. For tri tip, I love balsamic glaze and rub marinating for several hours.

    Gunny, how do they come out after 3-4 days in the fridge? I am always wanting to learn something new?
    The tri tip sounds good, can you walk me through how you cook it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal Smoker View Post
    I am similar to scooter on this one. Rub on steaks for less than an hour. For tri tip, I love balsamic glaze and rub marinating for several hours.

    Gunny, how do they come out after 3-4 days in the fridge? I am always wanting to learn something new?
    They seem to work out for us, i'm also pretty new to this, so trial and error. Old time BBQ'r told me about the wrap. Trying the new BP DS rub today, we put them in the fridge on Wed....here's crossin your fingers.

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    I'm almost hesitant to admit this, but I have never marinated a steak, other than flank or skirt and some game meat, in my entire grilling life.

    I have always put rub/seasonings on most steaks while the grill is warming up, like my daddy taught me, so I can still taste the meat.

    Do I need to change my ways?!
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    If you don't experiment you'll never find better ways of doing things. On the other hand, if you are completely happy with the outcome of your process then there's really no need to change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    If you don't experiment you'll never find better ways of doing things. On the other hand, if you are completely happy with the outcome of your process then there's really no need to change it.
    Agreed on the experimenting -- I do plenty of it otherwise! I have marinated just about everything BUT strips and ribeyes and t-bones and the like.

    I am super-duper happy with the way those steaks come out, though, and I would hate to screw one of them up. You only get to eat so many steaks in your life...
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