First beef loin tri tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by porkaholic, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    Looking for something different to smoke and came up with this beef loin tri tip. I am planning on a marinade and then smoking but do not have a real good idea of smoking temps. I will probably smoke it until it is about 140 degrees internal temp. Any suggestions or fine points on smoking this beef?
  2. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hotter the better. If you are only smoking to 140 then there is no real benefit to a low temp smoke IMO.

    Crank the heat up and enjoy it.
  3. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    FBJ, thank. I was leaning that way based on other information that had this meat cooked on the grill at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. I will give it a try this week and we will see what happens.
  4. ciolli

    ciolli Meat Mopper

    I do mine at 275 for as long as it takes to get to 135-140. Still get a nice little smoke ring. I've done lots this way... turns out great. You can give a quick sear on the grill if you wish, but don't need to. I marinate mine, then coat in mustard and shake on garlic powder and montreal. I'm getting hungry talking about it!
  5. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    I know, I am getting hungry just learning what to do with it. Thanks for the tips, pun intended.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smoke my steaks /roast at 230-250 and let them go and take it to abput 130-135 or so and let the carry over heat take it alittle higher. Then It's the way we like them rare to medium. Thtas my couple of pennies.

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