Question on a tri-tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ryschoo, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. ryschoo

    ryschoo Fire Starter

    Picked up a two pack of tri-tips tonight at Costco. I opened the package to stick one in the freezer and I went ahead and rubbed the other one down with Jeff's rub. My question is: should I have waited to apply the rub since I plan on smoking it Sunday night? Even though the rub doesn't contain much salt I am worried about drawing too much moisture since the rub will be on for basically 3 days before I smoke it. The meat should be alright, right? I've never smoked this cut before so I don't want to ruin my first attempt before I even really get started.
     
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you wrapped it the small amount of moisture that the salt draws will be reabsorbed adding flavor and a bit of tenderizing. The long contact with the Rub spices will make for a great flavor. Have no worries...JJ
     
  3. ryschoo

    ryschoo Fire Starter

    It is wrapped and in the fridge! Thanks a bunch for the reassurance. I really appreciate all the advice, tips, recipes, and support you find on this forum, such a wonderful place!
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You're Welcome. We are Glad to have you here as well...JJ
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2013

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