first tri tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ironwebslinger, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. not sure the best wood to smoke my tri tip with, any suggestions?
     
  2. smokinal

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

    I like hickory, but that's just me.
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't have any tri tips around here, but any kind of beef like that, I like Hickory and/or Cherry.

    Bear
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do mine with Pecan or Cherry
     
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Like most i am a big fan of cherry and hickory!
     
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    X2. It's all about personal preference!
     
  7. I like pecan.

    Or wine barrel, if it can be sourced.

    EDIT: Since touching on abrrel, which is Oak, I would argue that beef and oak practically go hand-in-hand, like Jeeps and busted axles.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You wouldn't go wrong with hickory.  As stated before, it is a matter of taste.  Traditional Santa Maria tri tip was done over red oak if you have any of that available.  I have never used red oak, so I don't know how it would compare to regular oak.  Hmmm?

    Good luck and good smoking!
     
  9. reardenreturns

    reardenreturns Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I love the taste of cherry on beef.. Mesquite is overdone IMHO here in TX. Pecan would also be a great choice, or a mix.
     
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I like cherry and beech[​IMG]
     

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