at what IT do you pull tri-tip?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by jerseydrew, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    i want to try it and just need to know what temp to cook till? i have been reading everything between 135 and 170 so i have no idea...
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Well it kind of depends on how you like your beef cooked, rare to well will make a big difference in IT's.
    I like my beef med/rare so I will take it to 125-130 unless I'm going to give it a hot sear at the end then it only goes to about 120 or a little below.

    You noticed I kept saying beef because we don't get tri tips around here and all you people keep showing pics and I am getting really jealous!!!
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2013
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I usually pull mine at 130*, we like ours on the rare side.
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ditto on the 130... but then i quick sear on both sides and i finish with around a 140 temp after the sear and rest. 
  5. 135 followed by a quick sear.
  6. We just did Tri Tip steaks (looks like they were a roast cut into 3-4 inch width pieces) on the grill last night. Took them to 118° IT then a quick hot sear and let them rest about 10 minutes. They had perfectly done for us. 

    I have learned from reading about Tri Tip on here that if you take it much about medium it will toughen up.
  7. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


  8. I concur with 130 degrees internal temperature. We cook at 250 degrees and it usually is completed in 1 1/2 hours. 

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