Got a Tri tip marinating right now for the morning Need info.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mc73, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. I have never smoke a tri tip not sure how. What temps should I bring it to? I need all the information I can get so please help!!!!
  2. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    I like mine med rare, what type of smoker are you using.
  3. I have a brinkman electric gourmet.
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    130' - 140' for rare at the most.
  5. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    I smoke mine at 180 over night and turn up the temp to about 250 when I wake and pull mine at 140 and wrap in foil. I used to cook them on my wood BBQ with the adjustable grate using only oak but them come out great on the smoker too.
  6. Thanks Ron [​IMG]for your help. I really appreciate it.
  7. Thanks flatbroke I appreciate your help. [​IMG]
  8. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic

    130-140 degrees internal will yield medium rare to medium. For rare you want the internal temp to be 120-125 degrees. I take mine to right about five degrees less, foil and rest for at least 15 minutes. The internal temp will continue to rise to the target temperature.

    Your Brinkmann should operate at about 250 degrees so make sure your thermometer batteries are good and keep an eye on it. If it isn't too big it will hit rare between one and two hours, medium rare in two to three and medium just under three and a half hours.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I take mine if I could get them but I would take it to 135-145 or so and thats the way we roll in Fla.
  10. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You got all the info you need but remeber this...with out pics it never happened[​IMG]
  11. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I smoke lots of these tasty little morsels. Like the rest of the nice folks here, I take mine to 145 and foil it in a warm oven for 30 min. Has always produced a great product!! Here is a thread if you want to see the finished product.
  12. Thanks smokem yours turned out beautiful I hope I get a similar outcome[​IMG]
  13. Thanks for your help in a tight spot [​IMG]
  14. smokemifugotem

    smokemifugotem Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I'm sure you will!! Cant wait to see some qview of the finished product!!
  15. thanks for your help [​IMG]to you.

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