High Temp Tri tip on the Mini-WSM. Steamed Golden Beets and beet greens, Caprise salad with smoked m

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dirtsailor2003, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Due to a late start, I decided to do a higher temp cook in order to make sure we could have dinner at a decent time. I normally like to run the smoker around 265*-285* for tri-tip. I also like to have the terracotta saucer in place as a diffuser. For this cook I ran the smoker at 308* (that's where it wanted to settle and hold) and I did not use the diffuser. I also let this tri cook to an IT of 145* because he in-laws to be like there steak more towards the side of well done. The tri turned out good, but not really to my liking. One issue that occurred is that the side that was down turned out more done than the side that was up. Normally at the lower temps and with the diffuser in you do not need to flip the steak. If I do another high temp tri I will definitely flip part way through. So quick re-cap 308* Mini-WSM Kingsford Blue and pecan, Cooked to an IT of 145*.


    Cooking away on the Mini, juicy!


    After the rest


    About a 1/3 cup of juice in there!


    Split the Tri. Can you tell which side was up and which side was done?


    Sliced and ready for plating!


    Steamed golden beets and beet greens.




    ENJOY!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2013
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Boy, great presentation!   Too bad that mini thing isn't a very good smoker!
     
  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ahhhh, the things we do for the loved ones in our lives. Beautiful presentation there regardless, DS.
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Chef Willie! Yeah we like our steak rare. Oh well it still was tasty and tender.
    Thanks Keith! Yep the mini can do it all!
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Lookin' good, Sailor!  That's a mighty pretty plate!

    Red
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Red!
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful! Those heirloom tomatoes look awesome, as does the rest of the meal.
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks MD! I wish I could say the veggies came from my garden, but they didn't.
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Real Nice Plate, Sailor!!!

    You still got a little bit of pink----Couldn't be too bad !!

    Not what you wanted, so make the next one a little extra rare!!

    Bear
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear!! Yes the next one will be rare for sure!
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Tri tip sounds really good....I'll have to put this on the dinner menu for this week.  

    It's ok Case...i'll show you how to "get-er-done" right!  lol    It'll be a drum cook though.  
     
  12. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    OH speaking of drums....where are we now?    I'd expect some Q coming from it soon!
     
  13. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We smoke one a week! I know how to get r done. Unfortunately our guests don't like a perfectly good rare steak!

    UDS is in a holding pattern until I can get my charcoal basket welded up.
     
  14. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yea it does suck having to cook something more than your tastes.
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's where I've lucked out with my sweetie. She likes her steak rare and likes HEAT!!! She doesn't eat pork, which is fine just means more bacon for me [​IMG]
     
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Nothing Fancy for Lunch, just a super simple tri-tip sandwich with Wasabi Mayo and some homemade BBQ Sauce.
     
  17. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Case my ex finance screamed if there was any red in her steak and it would drive me batty!    One i hated to see a steak ruined and second i hated having to cook steaks differently.  Free at last, free at last![​IMG]
     
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome Close-up of the Sammy, Case!!!

    I love it !!!

    Bear
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Bear! I almost didn't take the photo, my tummy was a growling!
     

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