First important rule, have your grill very very hot!
Testing a steak’s doneness by touch (the poke test)
NEVER cut into a piece of meat being cooked, you'll release the juices and have a very dry steak!
Here is the method the pros use, a simple poke with your finger and you can judge the approximate doneness.
Use the list below as a guide, but experience is the best teacher.
Very Rare Steak – feels soft and squishy
Rare Steak – soft to the touch - - similar to your thigh (unless of course you're a bike rider or wrestler, haha)
Medium-Rare Steak – yields gently to the touch -- make a relaxed fist and the soft part between your thumb and forefinger
Medium Steak – yields only slightly to the touch, beginning to firm up -- like the med rare only a bit farther up your hand where its not as soft
Medium-Well Steak – firm to the touch
Well-Done Steak – hard to the touch
Take the steak off the grill and put onto a heated plate, allow it to sit 4 - 5 minutes before eating so the juices can saturate the entire steak.