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Thor's Hammer

Thor's Hammer

Incredible flavor and presentation. Best when cooked low and slow.
A meal to remember!
$5.00/lb. savings
$14.74/lb. $9.74/lb. Avg. 4.5 lb.
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Looking for an ultra flavorful cut of meat that makes an incredible statement?  Thor's Hammer is the answer.

Cut from the leg, this carefully trimmed beef shank is the perfect centerpiece for your next barbeque.  With fall apart tender meat, a smokey bark on the exterior, and succulent marrow from the bone, this is one meal you and your guests won't forget.  Meant for slow roasting or smoking, this cut requires a long and slow cook but will reward you with amazing taste.  Serve on a platter surrounded by nachos, chips, or taco supplies to a meal that delights your senses.


  • Thor's Hammer
  • 3 tbsp. BBQ Dry Rub of choice or sea salt/black pepper mix
  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive Oil or other binder desired
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1/2-1 cup Beef Tallow


  • 1 Remove the beef shank from the packaging and pat it dry with paper towels.
  • 2 The fat cap and silver skin will not be trimmed off for this cook, but assess if there is hanging larger potions of the fat cap that are not attached to the meat. Trim and remove.
  • 3 Apply the binder (olive oil) to the entire beef shank. Then coat it evenly on all sides, top, and bottom with a dry rub.
  • 4 Wrap foil around the exposed bone.
  • 5 Place in the fridge uncovered 12-24 hours prior to smoking for best results.

Smoking or Roasting Process:

  • 1 Preheat your smoker or oven anywhere between 225 F. – 250 F.
  • 2 Place the beef shank onto the smoker, insert a thermometer, and let it smoke for 1-2 hours.
  • 3 If desired, begin to spray it every 45-60 minutes with beef broth to help build the bark. Repeat this process until the beef shank reaches an internal temperature of 175-180 F.
  • 4 Remove it from the smoker and brush on the beef tallow so the outside bark is nicely coated. Reserve the remaining tallow for serving.
  • 5 Roll the beef shank up tightly with a long, double layer of peach butcher paper or foil. Place the shank back onto the smoker.
  • 6 Start checking for tenderness around 195 F. internal. For best results it will be better if it cooks to at least 203 F.
  • 7 Remove and let it rest in a cooler for at least an hour. Resting is very important so do not skip this step.
  • 8 Carefully shred and pull the meat off the bone by hand. Remove any cartilage or tough pieces that are often a part of shank meat. Dress the meat lightly with the extra tallow if desired and serve.