Costco Marinated MES Tri-Tip w/ Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fbi van outside, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Hey Everyone -

    I haven't posted in a little while but I have done a lot of smoking. Smoked a pork butt last Thursday and it was my best one yet.

    Last night I smoked 5 lbs of tri-tip purchased from local Costco. It was already marinated so I didn't add any rub. I used a combo of red oak and cherry wood (70/30 combo). It took about 1.5 hours to smoke and then I reversed seared on a grill. I cooked it medium rare to about 137 degree. We enjoy our meat pink/red in the middle.

    For dessert my wife made a cream cheese pound bundt cake

    Cheers everyone!
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    WOW! It looks very tasty!

    Happy smoken.

  3. red dog

    red dog Smoking Fanatic

    Great lookin plate right there! I just went to Costco yesterday and looked at one of those tritips. How did you like their marinade?
  4. I thought it was pretty darn good. Not as spicey as Bill Bailey's Santa Maria tri-tip but still flavorful. I personally would choose the Costco marinated tri-tip over Bills.

    We had 5 lbs of it feeding 6 adults and 4 children. There was barely any left so I couldn't make any sandwiches for today. Another good sign that everyone enjoyed it.

    Oh yeah, 1 more thing. The butcher at Costco left the fat cap on both pieces so I smoked it fat side up in the MES. I don't think with the Bailey's the fat cap is left on but I could be wrong. The meat came out really juicy and buttery too.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2015
  5. Nice Job, everything looks wonderful 


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