Reverse Sear Tri Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by badmoont2, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. I recently purchased a vintage carving set. Preliminary tests on a tomato were very encouraging but I needed to do a final test on a piece of meat, so I decided to do a reverse sear tri tip.

    I trimmed the outer fat to 1/4" and applied some Montreal Steak seasoning. The plan was to smoke for about an hour at 225 and then sear. I used Ozark Oak Lump in my WSM with Cherry as the smoke wood.

    On the smoker.

    I pulled the tri tip at the one hour mark, IT was about 135 degrees.
    I removed the middle section of my WSM and placed the grate directly on the charcoal ring. The fat dripping on the coals caused a flare up so the tri tip was on for just about a minute.

    Ready to carve. I put it in a cooler wrapped in towels for about an hour.

    I cut the tri tip in half where the grain changes and then cut across the grain. My new tools were a pleasure to use.

    The knife is capable of producing some thin slices!

    Thanks for looking.
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking tip. Looks like some old knives that my grandpap had.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmmmm, now that's a tasty looking meal! Congrats on your new carving set! I have a tip in the freezer that may end up on the mini sometime soon!
  4. Set was made by Case in the 60's. Blade is chromed carbon steel. It's pitted but still has a lot of life left.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man I wasn't making anything in the 60's I wasn't even born yet!!!

    Wish I had a stake in the Case knife company or the Case tractor company!
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real nice lookin TT.... Thumbs Up
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin smoke, tip has some great color, very nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  8. tom 178

    tom 178 Meat Mopper

    Great smoke, nice pictures too, I can almost taste it. [​IMG]
  9. bworthy

    bworthy Smoke Blower

    Excellent looking tip!
  10. This was my third and best try by far, the first 2 were overdone. I read lots of posts here and modified accordingly. This smoke came out about how I wanted, thanks SMF!
  11. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Looks to me like the third try was the charm.  [​IMG]
  12. fester

    fester Smoke Blower

    Nice job looks great!!!
  13. Looks outstanding!   LOVE tri tips-  how bad is this- up at 4 am, reading smoking forums, and now you've made my hungry......
  14. Must be time to fire up the smoker[​IMG]
  15. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I understand it was your 3rd shot at this, but I think you need to do it again in front of me, just to make sure you got it down. :thumb1 copy:

    Great job! That looks like spot on deliciousness!!!
  16. So just out of curiosity, do you carry a Case knife, Case?
    You're welcome to come by any time Chef (as if I needed an excuse to do a tri tip) You don't have a technique truly down until it repeatable.
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2014
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do ! My great uncle was a knife collector and I ended up with several nice ones that he had.

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