first tri tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokeyjman, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. smokeyjman

    smokeyjman Fire Starter

    Used some brine concentrate from cabelas along with some bourban mountain man rub
    I thoufht the name was unique so i got it.

    It weighed in at 2.09lbs. I starts at 745am and reached 140 at 11am. I cooked from 190 to 240. Was really windy and sleeting out.

    Turned out well. I pulled and let it sit in foil for about an hour. We cut into it it was a little on the red side we we stuck it in the oven for a quickie At 300. Turned out greeeeat!
    Apple cherry and charcoal for flavor
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014
  2. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Meat looks really good!  Nice job [​IMG]
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Thumbs Up. TT's are an awesome cut and smoke up real good.
  4. smokeyjman

    smokeyjman Fire Starter

    Thanks we were happy with it. It wasnt super tender but very good. Tenderness tips are welcome....

    I kept the water pan filled thru the smoke and poured some juices it marinaded in over it about every hour.....
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2014
  5. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    I've done two tri tips now, and both times my method was this:

    Smoke indirect at about 250 degrees until the IT of the tri tip is 120 degrees. A heavier wood is good with TT since it isn't on the smoker very long.
    Sear on a direct grill at very high heat for 1-2 minutes per side, taking the TT to about 130ish degrees.
    Wrap it in foil and let it rest for 15-30 minutes, which will take it to a perfect medium rare.

    That'll turn out tender....

    Also quality of meat plays a big factor. A cut that is choice grade or above with good marbling will help a lot.
  6. njfoses

    njfoses Meat Mopper

    With tri tip it is very important to cut against the grain for tenderness. The grain does not run the same way through the whole piece of meat.  Here is a good illustration of the grain direction.

  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks great .


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