First time smoking ever.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bigb831, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    So I saved up my penny's for awhile and bought me a Rec Tec 680 pellet smoker. Never smoked before except cigars. I love bbqing I just smoked a Tri tip my very first piece of meat smoked and I am happy with the way it came out. I will definitely invest in a wireless thermometer and digital quick thermometer. I used an old school prove that takes some time to read what the IT is.
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  2. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    the initial stage
  3. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    just the tip
  4. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    the goods
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  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice doneness and juicy too. Good job...JJ
  6. Plumb Purdy, looks great    [​IMG]

  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a great first smoke! Kudos and points!

  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! And that is a great smoke ring!Thumbs Up
  9. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Wow, looks really good. Did you do anything specific with it or did you just give it rub and through it on the smoker? How long time did it take and what IT, 195 or so?
  10. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Great job! Now you are hooked!
  11. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    I used brown mustard and oak ridge bbq seasoning for the rub.. Cooked till IT was 145. Then j wrapped in foil. Wrapped that in towel and threw it in an empty cooler for about 30 minutes. Everyone loved it!!!
  12. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Thanks bigb831, so much lower IT for trip tip. I might want to try that. 
  13. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie


    I think 195 would be to high for me with Tri tip.. I stuck to 145 since that's what I used when I would throw it on my gas grill figured smoker would be the same.
  14. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Cool, thanks bigb831:) I really need to try it. 
  15. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Wow! That's a low IT!
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    That tri-tip looks delicious, bigb!  And congrats on that new Rec Tec!  [​IMG]

  17. bigb831

    bigb831 Newbie

    Thanks guys
  18. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty lookin TT ! Thumbs Up

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