My tri Tip Experience

Discussion in 'Beef' started by macwarrior, May 26, 2011.

  1. This is my second attempt at smoking anything and my first attempt at smoking a tri tip.
    My first smoking experience was a flop. I tried to smoke 1 rack of pork baby backs. I made the mistake of taking advice from a co-worker. "You have to drink lots of beer when smoking." Don't do it. This is untrue.

    Anyway, here's my tri tip experience.

    At 11:30 I put on my rub, bagged and refrigerated the meat then I lit the coals. Temp came up to about 180  in about an hour. That's when I put the meat in the smoker. I put 2 chunks of 2" by 3" oak that were soaked. The temp dropped and stayed at 150 to 180. I tried opening vents and the bottom door. Tried adding dry wood. I decided to start more coals, get them ready in a metal pot. Once the new coals were all white I but them into the smoker on top of the others. IT WORKED! The temp came up to about 230 degrees f.
    I also boiled about 2 cups of water on the stove and added that about every hour to keep the water pan full.

    It was all worth it. This tri tip turned out a perfect medium rare and juicy.
  2. smokinal

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

    It really sounds good, but we have a saying here:


    But since your new we'll give you a pass this time.

    Have you been to roll call to introduce yourself so we can all give you a SMF welcome?
  3. Yea I know. I thought about a picture to late. I usually take pictures of my grilled foods but I just forgot.

    Yes, I did chime in on "Roll Call'"

    SmokinAl. Would you please tell me a few things about this site?

    How do I make a signature?

    Is the "Album" on my profile for pictures?


  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

     Take the free E-Course too..

    Have a great day!!!


  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hmmmm no pics, sounded good though
  6. smokinal

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

  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well it SOUNDS like it came out good but hard to tell with no pics.
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  10. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would have loved to see that Tri-Tip,

    But like AL said Your new so we'll let it slide this time. [​IMG]   LOL
  11. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hmmmm..., no pics, ...sounds like a good excuse to smoke some more Tri-tip.


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