Beef and Buffalo (Bison) Tri tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by coryww, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. coryww

    coryww Newbie

    Hi everyone, got a quick question about beef vs buffalo when it comes to a Tri tip. I have a 3.5 lbs beef Tri tip and a 2.5 lbs buffalo Tri tip. My plan is to get the smoker up to 230 and smoke them both with a mix of hickory and apple.

    Since this is my first time doing a Tri tip everything I have read suggests it should be medium rare within two hours ( makes sense as 1 hour /pound ish)

    So I guess my question is does buffalo roughly cook at the same rate as beef?

    Should I put it on a bit later than the beef?

    Glamour shot of them marinating

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Since the buffalo tri tip is smaller, I'm sure it will cook a little faster.

  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    waiting for qview!:drool and what Al said!
  4. coryww

    coryww Newbie

    Pulled them both at 145 IT and reverse seared them on my infrared burner... The buffalo tasted amazing! The beef was a bit dry, I guess I should have pulled it earlier. I need to convince my wife medium rare is better than medium.

    Beef is on the left and buffalo is on the right
  5. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great CoryWW!
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Next time make some aujus and cook her's in that till its done more! :biggrin:
    I'd like to get some buffalo Tri tip sometime!

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