18 pounds of tri tip!!!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dirtsailor2003, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cash and Carry has Tri Tip on sale again for $2.77/lb so I picked up a pack. Normal price is now $2.99, down from $3.25 this summer. This pack had 5 tips, one mega sized one and the rest where typical. I kept the smallest out for tomorrow, vac packed the rest.





    Vac packed a loaf of zucchini bread too!
     
  2. Sounds like a heck of a deal Case. I wish I could find them here for that price. 3.99 is the best it gets here.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Grrrrr! I love you case! Just saying.. my hero! Great find!
     
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I send you dry ice and you send me.....    Should we even invite Case to our mini meeting?    Maybe only if he shares his tri!
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't even find them here.

    Send me some. Lol
     
  6. Just bought a tri tip today and paid close to six bucks a pound for it....but I suppose not many cows up here in AK! It was my first go at one and I think I may have found my new favorite cut!
     
  7. I picked one of those up myself. I don't think I will do that again though. I got a 18.75lb pack of them. 5 tri tips total. 1 smallish, 3 regular and 1 giant one. Paid $2.77lb as well. I took off almost 7lbs of fat which took a bit of time/effort. I am not used to doing that much butchering on meat but I did a decent job I think. So that brought the cost to about $4.40lb. The meat is select grade which can be hit or miss. I cooked 3 of them up last weekend. They were good, but one of them had a nasty fat vein running right down the middle.

    I think I will just pick up the choice grade tri tips pre-trimmed from the local grocery store for $4.99lb. Honestly though, the prime cut ones from Costco at $7.99 were really amazing. I don't mind paying the extra to avoid the fat trimming work and get a better cut of meat. Don't get me wrong, it's still a great deal from Cash N Carry, I am just too lazy. :)

    Got the main fat cap off.


    Did a SPOG seasoned one. My personal preference is to use a java rub on them. Still very tasty, easy/quick to smoke and great for leftovers.

     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2013
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep you do have to trim these. The other option is to get the Angus prime for $3.25. There are only 2-3 I'm those packs. Still have to trim and far better than Costcos. Our Costco sells the Tri for $8.99/lb and rarely has them in stock.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2013
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Tris at our Costco are pretty pricey too.  BUT they taste sooooo good.  Next time I go...will check out the price here.  I gotta go and get my propane tanks refilled.  Don't have a full one outta the 4 tanks we use.  BUT at our local Costco....it's $9.49 per tank to re-fill.  Cheapest place to get propane around here.

    Kat
     
  10. Plus it's right next to HD! How convenient is that?!?!
     
  11. I didn't see the angus choice grade. I checked their website and they say they have it in stock at $3.09lb which after trimming would be about 50% less than Costco's price. That could be worth it for sure.
     

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