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Wood coals, charcoal, bge or gas for steaks? #7267287 08/25/18 08:15 PM
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Wood coals for me ive had steaks each one of these ways and have never had one better than grilled over a bed of mesquite or pecan coals.

Re: Wood coals, charcoal, bge or gas for steaks? [Re: NewGulf] #7267360 08/25/18 09:52 PM
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Wood coals are my preferred....then gas....then charcoal.....


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BGE for me. It takes a little while to learn how best to cook with it but when you do itís so versitle. Hot and fast or reverse sear, either way they always turn out great.

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Wood Charcoal gas in that order.


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Wood then charcoal or a combo of both........Gas? I thought this was the Texas Hunting forum. Don't own one.
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Re: Wood coals, charcoal, bge or gas for steaks? [Re: NewGulf] #7267966 08/26/18 05:02 PM
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seems like everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel so to speak on making steaks lol

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Over hot mesquite coals was always my favorite, until I started cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. Been treating myself to prime ribeyes lately. Sea Salt & fine ground pepper, heat skillet until it starts to smoke & drop steak in 5 min - flip 3 min. Then wrap in foil to rest for 5. During the rest I drop 1/2 yellow onion sliced with mushrooms, garlic cloves, and a jalapeno into hot pan & fat drippings. Cut steak easy with a plastic knife. Hard for me to go back to grilling steaks now lol.

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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Over hot mesquite coals was always my favorite, until I started cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. Been treating myself to prime ribeyes lately. Sea Salt & fine ground pepper, heat skillet until it starts to smoke & drop steak in 5 min - flip 3 min. Then wrap in foil to rest for 5. During the rest I drop 1/2 yellow onion sliced with mushrooms, garlic cloves, and a jalapeno into hot pan & fat drippings. Cut steak easy with a plastic knife. Hard for me to go back to grilling steaks now lol.



hey Skinner i'll cook mine in cast sometimes with olive oil pretty damn hard to beat and when i do i season the hell out of them with pepper and garlic powder and it meshes with that olive oil like a mofo

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The only problem I have with wood coals or charcoal for steaks is I like mine rare.....very hot fire....3 min on the first side...two on the other side....crispy on the outside and cool, tinder and juicy on the inside.....

Then I feel guilty about wasting all that good heat.....so I usually use gas for steaks (unless I'm gonna cook a bunch of other stuff) and save the other for cooking more meat or cooking longer...low and slow.....

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Over hot mesquite coals was always my favorite, until I started cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. Been treating myself to prime ribeyes lately. Sea Salt & fine ground pepper, heat skillet until it starts to smoke & drop steak in 5 min - flip 3 min. Then wrap in foil to rest for 5. During the rest I drop 1/2 yellow onion sliced with mushrooms, garlic cloves, and a jalapeno into hot pan & fat drippings. Cut steak easy with a plastic knife. Hard for me to go back to grilling steaks now lol.



hey Skinner i'll cook mine in cast sometimes with olive oil pretty damn hard to beat and when i do i season the hell out of them with pepper and garlic powder and it meshes with that olive oil like a mofo


Man that does sound good! Something about that steak cooking hot in itís own juices...I roasted a bag of Hatch Chilis for the first time with my steak last week. Roasted in skillet and then let steam in a ziplock. Good Lord those things are good! Been missing out all this time, went really good with my steak.

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Skinner funny you say that about hatch chilis, my son just did about 2 lbs of them and brought them by about 30 minutes ago. I popped a whole in my mouth. Sure did taste good and had a little kick to it. up


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Did yíall peel the hatch Chileís after roasting? Thatís how we did it years ago when I spent time in New Mexico. Roast on gas grill til black, peel off skin and eat whole. Wash down with cold beer.

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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Wood coals are my preferred....then gas....then charcoal.....


This. Gas only because it is so easy and we are constantly running full throttle.


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Mesquite-no contest, you cannot duplicate that heat and taste.

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Cast iron smoking hot with olive oil, salt/pepper, sear on each side and then finish in an oven at 500 degrees to desired internal temp. Remove from oven, top with herb/garlic butter, cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes.

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Skinner funny you say that about hatch chilis, my son just did about 2 lbs of them and brought them by about 30 minutes ago. I popped a whole in my mouth. Sure did taste good and had a little kick to it. up


Yes Sir really good. To me they had a buttery chili flavor. Different and good.

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Did yíall peel the hatch Chileís after roasting? Thatís how we did it years ago when I spent time in New Mexico. Roast on gas grill til black, peel off skin and eat whole. Wash down with cold beer.


I started to peel them but quit. After letting them steam in the bag the skin was very tender, and I like a little char.

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Natural lump charcoal with pecan chunks for me. I enjoy cooking over wood coals but takes too long to bring them up to my preferred heat...lump cooks hotter and takes less time to get there.

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I use charcoal as my heat base but add wood on for flavor depending on what I'm cooking. Steaks I prefer live oak and pecan mixed.


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Originally Posted By: skinnerback


I started to peel them but quit. After letting them steam in the bag the skin was very tender, and I like a little char.



same here

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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Over hot mesquite coals was always my favorite, until I started cooking them in a hot cast iron skillet. Been treating myself to prime ribeyes lately. Sea Salt & fine ground pepper, heat skillet until it starts to smoke & drop steak in 5 min - flip 3 min. Then wrap in foil to rest for 5. During the rest I drop 1/2 yellow onion sliced with mushrooms, garlic cloves, and a jalapeno into hot pan & fat drippings. Cut steak easy with a plastic knife. Hard for me to go back to grilling steaks now lol.


Do this as well, but cast iron sits on gas grill top...very little kitchen clean up

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Great steaks can be cooked with any of the methods listed and I love hearing some of y'alls ideas. For me, if I have the time to mess with a fire, it's a cast iron skillet over wood coals. Post oak or Mesquite. It's the best of both worlds. You get the wood smoke and still get pan seared effect from the skillet. Steak is preferably dry aged, salt and pepper, a little oil in the hot skillet. Sear for a bit, flip, let it sear then drop in butter, garlic and rosemary. flip the steak around in the juices, pull it and rest for 5-10 min.....

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Originally Posted By: WillP
Great steaks can be cooked with any of the methods listed and I love hearing some of y'alls ideas. For me, if I have the time to mess with a fire, it's a cast iron skillet over wood coals. Post oak or Mesquite. It's the best of both worlds. You get the wood smoke and still get pan seared effect from the skillet. Steak is preferably dry aged, salt and pepper, a little oil in the hot skillet. Sear for a bit, flip, let it sear then drop in butter, garlic and rosemary. flip the steak around in the juices, pull it and rest for 5-10 min.....


WillP Just a question how do you get a wood smoke flavor to your steak through a cast iron skillet?


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