First tri tip a success

Discussion in 'Beef' started by porkaholic, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    After getting input from this forum and adding my own twist I came up with the tri tip pictured below. The result was a winning taste treat. I marinated the tri tip in Wishbone Light Asian with Ginger Vinaigrette Dressing for 5 hours. When I removed it from the bag I left the dressing that would cling to the meat in place. I then added a rub of 1 tsp red pepper, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp ground mustard, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp allspice, 1 1/2 T kosher salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon. (this combination is very close to one a forum member gave me. Cinnamon and red pepper are the differences.) The smoker was held at 240-250 degrees for four hours at which point the meat was 140 degrees. The final product was moist and very flavorful. I did a second tri tip that had everything done the same except the marinade was Italian Dressing. That one was a distant second to the one I have described in detail.
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a great looking Tritip and from the sound of the recipe it would have a lot of flavor as well - Congrats - Tritip is one of my favorites
     
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...
     
  4. jcamp

    jcamp Newbie

    How many pounds was your tri tip to start with? I just did my first one in my MES smoker and it was about 3 to 4 pounds. I put it in at 225F with smoke and it was 140F in about 1.5 hours! Why did it get done so quick?
     
  5. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    Wow that looks good! I've got a tri tip in the freezer. I'll need to try the rub you used. [​IMG]
     
  6. Looks great
     
  7. porkaholic

    porkaholic Smoke Blower

    I had two tri tips and each was 3-4 pounds. Not sure why you got them done so quickly. I do know that my temps went down a bit and I had to stoke the fire to get them back up. I read other posts that said 275 for two hours would to the trick and get them to 140. I also wanted to slow them down because we were not ready for dinner as early as we expected. Treats and wine slowed down the process[​IMG]
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Your tri tip looks awesome and it just another hunkof meat we cann't get here on the east coast. I like your and marinade.[​IMG]
     

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