Most importantly you made a beautiful meal! I'm the Eisenhower steak guy. It's been corroborated that Ike would let his steaks sit out on a plate for at least 1.5 hours and then toss the steak into a bed of hot coals and flip and eat. I've Ike'd steaks many times - it just works. I'm trying your variation ASAP. https://www.google.com/search?q=eis...UPC6wKHdmSBGYQ_AUoAXoECA0QAw&biw=1024&bih=577 ETA - don't do a full-Eisenhower using briquettes......way too much ash IMO.