2 hr smoke on about a 4lb tri tip. First time ever smoking. Not too shabby....

Discussion in 'Beef' started by boogaboo, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. boogaboo

    boogaboo Newbie

    Done on a Brinkman electric. Meat temp was around 170 on the finished product. Juicy , Tender , and a good smokey flavor with a nice smoke ring. Not bad for a first time noob smoke.
     
  2. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Looks great!

    I don't know much about tri-tip. I would have thought 170 would be way too done. Do you normally take them that high?

    Lately everyone seems to be talking about tri-tip. Guess I'm just going to have to try one.
     
  3. countrysmoked

    countrysmoked Smoke Blower

    I usually take mine out a 140 but to each his own. great job on the tri tip looks great.
     
  4. boogaboo

    boogaboo Newbie

    The meat therm said 170 but I think its off though. The inside looked a nice medium to me and i do know my steak. Ive had that meat thermometer forever so go figure
     
  5. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks good to me! Great job!!
     
  6. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    I've done quite a few of the tri tips and have always pulled em at 140-145. They were "rare" and a bit chewy, so the one before this last one I left it on until it hit 165, and it was much more tender than the previous ones. I did the same thing to one last night, 165 and got the same results. I think it might have something to do with breaking down the connective tissue, plus these last two came out of the freezer, which in some previous posts has somewhat the same effect.
     
  7. boogaboo

    boogaboo Newbie

    Possibly so. I got mine from the butcher the same day I smoked it so I didnt have to deal with the whole freezer/defrost thing. If you look on the meat therm it actually says 160 but its old and i think its off. The steak was def med and very tender so Im not complaining. Ive been grilling for years so I know the difference between the stages of doneness. I think the 155 to 160 range is pretty good for the size I smoked. Obviously things will change depending on the weight.
     
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks really juicy. And a nice ring to boot. Congratulations and POINTS for your first smoke ever.

    Good job outta you!
     
  9. jehoric

    jehoric Fire Starter

    Beautiful looking tri-tip! I just grilled some burgers, but that just made me hungry all over again!
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heck of a fine job Boogaboo! Looks tasty![​IMG]
     
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks really good.
    Juicy, tender and a nice ring to boot.
     
  12. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real nice job...great first Q-view!!!
     

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