BBQ101/17: “The Hut” and a quick cook

BBQ101/17 -“The Hut” and a quick cook:

It’s been a month since I cooked last and since I posted last! What’s been going on? What is “The Hut?”

UK BBQ Week was really full on. I spent an incredible amount of time looking at every cook folk posted on all the social media channels and capturing them all in a central place. We then spent a lot of time each evening discussing the entries and who should win each prize. It really was a lot of work but what a great week it was. So many great cooks and so many people really got into the spirit of the event. Loved it!

At the end of that week I cooked BBQ#100 which was and still is one of my favourite cooks:

BBQ100/17: 7 Year old Dexter Rib of Beef

I then packed away all my kit as the builders were arriving the next day to destroy the garden, redo it and build me a new hut. I have had a little bus shelter for a few years and it was a massive help but last winter almost finished me off with the storms, snow and constant rain so I was keen to get something a bit more resilient to the lovely Scottish weather. I drew up some plans and left the builders to it. 4 weeks later the garden was done and the hut was done – time to fire up the grill!

The Hut and a quick cook

I hadn’t moved everything in at this point, just the main cooking gear. I will write up more at a later date about what’s in there etc.

I wasn’t very well organised, I wasn’t really sure it would be ready to use when it was so I asked my wife to get me a rib eye steak from the butcher. They sell Black Gold beef which is usually pretty good.

I left it out to get up to room temperature and I fired up the chimney with Oxford Charcoal Hardwood Blend. Once it was ready I poured it in the grill and left it 5 minutes before putting the grill grates on top. I left the lid off.

I heavily seasoned the steak with salt and pepper:

The Hut and a quick cook

Once the grill grates were hot enough I put the steak on. No wood chips and I left the lid off. I wanted to see how the smoke left the hut – test run really!

The Hut and a quick cook

The Hut and a quick cook

I gave it a minute then flipped it, another minute then flipped it and rotated 90 degrees then another minute and flipped it again:

The Hut and a quick cook

The Thermapen showed it around 55c so I took it off to rest. After about 5 minutes I sliced it open. Nice and pink, very juicy!

The Hut and a quick cook

Cook Equipment: Weber Kettle
Cook Method: Direct grill
Charcoal: Oxford Charcoal Hardwood Blend
Smoking Wood: None
Cook temperature: Very hot!
Cook time: 5 minutes
Internal temperature: 55C
Notes: Get a thicker steak!

A nice quick cook and a decent steak from our local butcher. The steak had a nice beefy taste and was very juicy. It could have done with being hung a bit longer but for the price it was spot on. Would like a thicker one next time.

It was just good to get cooking again. The hut was great – The minute I lit the charcoal the rain started bucketing down, it was like a monsoon! I kept warm and dry throughout the cook. Very nice!

 


SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG VIA EMAIL

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Back to the Home Page

One thought on “BBQ101/17: “The Hut” and a quick cook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *