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Title: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: chas1723 on May 19, 2017, 12:53:19 PM
How would you go about cooking a 2.75 pound tomahawk?  I am fairly new to charcoal cooking. I have a new performer that I have done ribs and chicken halves on so far.

I am thinking medium indirect heat then sear it on high direct heat. Please let me know of any better ways. I have the cast iron insert for searing. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170519/03cf171a85666f43f36ec9410f5060e5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170519/d6fdb521c0573025c5014f8d216e6f3a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: stev on May 19, 2017, 01:20:04 PM
Send that steak to me. I'll try your plan and let you know how it worked out. Great looking rig, btw.
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Jammato on May 19, 2017, 01:35:16 PM
That is between a steak and a roast

soooooooooooooooo

sear it good and then put it in teh indirect zone and keep a thermometer handy.

take if off when finished and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Travis on May 19, 2017, 01:42:22 PM
Reverse sear. And use a probe for that honker of a steak.
Low temp (250ish), indirect first. Cook to desired IT, slowly.
Pull to rest, add coals to get screaming high heat. Sear a minute a side and serve piping hot.
When you cook them this way, the inside will be uniform all the way or also called bumper to bumper. No greeting on the outside edges. Perfect pink all the way across.
Take lots of pics, whatever you decide!






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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: mistrtj on May 19, 2017, 03:33:16 PM
That is between a steak and a roast

soooooooooooooooo

sear it good and then put it in teh indirect zone and keep a thermometer handy.

take if off when finished and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes

Ditto,,, I'd sear then go indirect. Watch temps
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Darko on May 19, 2017, 05:13:28 PM
I do them indirect for about 25 minutes at 350. Then a hot sear on each side for about 2 minutes. It works for me.
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Joetee on May 19, 2017, 05:30:56 PM
How thick is that bad boy

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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Jacmac422 on May 19, 2017, 06:23:43 PM
Reverse sear. No question

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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: kettlebb on May 19, 2017, 07:39:02 PM
Reverse sear all the way. I'd start searing when it's around 110-115


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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: chas1723 on May 20, 2017, 02:46:43 PM
Here we are(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170520/4b037eb4ff4d23bee1f3595c2e866b61.jpg)

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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: jd on May 20, 2017, 03:18:10 PM
that really looks good,nice cook.
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: 1buckie on May 20, 2017, 04:09:05 PM
THATS what ya use the center cast grate FOR !!!!


Good Show!!!!
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: Darko on May 20, 2017, 07:10:25 PM
Hell yeah!!!! I'd eat that!!!!
Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: nitis on May 20, 2017, 07:38:37 PM
So we saw those at Costco and I drooled. My wife asked "how would you even cook that?"

I said "one side at a time"


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Title: Re: Cooking a tomahawk
Post by: 1buckie on May 20, 2017, 08:08:26 PM
So we saw those at Costco and I drooled. My wife asked "how would you even cook that?"

I said "one side at a time"


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Really good answer !!!!