I pulled a Tri-Tip...WOW!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by javajoe, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. javajoe

    javajoe Smoke Blower

    I eat alot of Tri-Tip and always cook one Med. Rare for me and one Well Done for the misses. Always smoked and always delicious. Well, I hear all about pulling butts and briskets so I tried to search about if anyone has ever pulled a Tri-Tip. I even "GOOGLE"d it. Well, it seems no one has.

    So I decided to try it with one last night, a 3.5 lb and it took 7.5 hours. 225 and 50/50 oak, mesquite. I even went to bed towards the end and had my remote temp alarm wake me when it hit 165 and then again at 200. Then I woke up at 12pm and wrapped it in towels and put it in a cooler till my alarm went off again at 1:30am. Then I got up and pulled it. Shredded sooo nice and retained most all the juice.

    Just had some tonight on a potato bun and Jeffs sauce with my daughter and she said it was so much better this way then sliced with AuJus. I must admit, it tastes great and I will be pulling alot more! I marinated it for 5 hours with a Santa Maria style marinade then added some of jeffs dry rub right before walking that baby outside. It hit the wall at 155 and stayed there for about 1.5 hours I guess while it was rendering the fat before it climbed again.
    Anyway...here are some pics...
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Looks great Joe! I like pulled beef once in awhile - it's great in chilli too!
  3. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gol dang Joe, that looks good enough to eat!! [​IMG] Im startin to think I like plain ole roast, better than brisket. Terry
  4. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    NOw if I could just get a tri-tip here in Ontario ..... [​IMG]

    Nice job!
  5. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I believe it's also called Ball Tip (*snicker*) or bottom sirloin.. Do you have those up there?

    Watch your wifes face when you tell her she's having Ball Tip for dinner! [​IMG]

    That tri tip looks very good there javajoe! Gotta get me one of those alarms thermometers..
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great Joe, nice job! [​IMG]
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yummy!! (Drools on laptop!)

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    now that looks gooooood... gotta try me one soon
  9. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pulled tri-tip, now that look's good, will definetly give that a try [​IMG]
  10. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks incredible! Thanks Joe!
  11. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome, I can smell it from here!
  12. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Never heard of a Ball Tip [​IMG] and the only sirloin I've seen were cut into steaks....[​IMG]
  13. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking pulled beef. We love it also.
  14. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking rub, nicely done!
  15. javajoe

    javajoe Smoke Blower

    Ask a butcher.. Incredible cut of meat. A little pricey but well worth it.
  16. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now I have to see if I can find one of those bad boys!
    That is some super looking grub. [​IMG]
  17. gypc

    gypc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Hey, that looks really yummy and moist!! Awesome.......I love it when people take chances!!!

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