Smoked/Reversed Seared Tri-Tips with View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fbi van outside, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. So as promised here are some pics of 2 pieces of tri-tip I purchased from a butcher during our camping trip. This made up for the terrible london broil I purchased from Vons grocery store the day before. When I got home and unwrapped it, there were brown spots on the other side I couldn't see from the packaging. I'm sure the butcher packaged it this way on purpose. I would have returned it but I didn't want to make another 25 mile roundtrip drive. It was also getting late and the family was hungry.

    Now on for the good stuff. The butcher didn't have any tri-tip more than 1.66 lbs so I had to buy 2 to ensure everyone got fed. The butcher did a good job of leaving some fat on one side to add flavor while smoking/grilling. I used avacado extra virgin olive oil infused with garlic and Killer Hogs BBQ Rub:

    While this was sitting out, I preheated my MES to 250 using a 50% combo of pecan and 50% cherry wood chips. Once the MES hit 250, I inserted my Thermoworks digital ChefAlarm into 1 of the tri-tips setting the alarm fo internal temp 120-125. I then smoked them fat side up for a little over an hour at 225 before I hit my internal temp range.

    While I was getting close to my internal temp range, I started a proprane gas grill and set it hit for high so I could reverse sear the tips. I then reverse seared both pieces for few minutes. Once I pulled the tri-tips off the grill to let them rest I hit the magic 130 number so I knew I was good:

    Finally, after letting the tips rest for 15-20 minutes wrapped in foil it was time to eat. I also made a side of asparagus to go with the meat. Mission accomplished; mouthwatering juicy tender tri-tip:

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty!
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin TT !
  4. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Looks awesome!
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Terrific Tasty Tri Tip! Terrific.

  6. Thanks for the good feedback. Tomorrow I'm smoking baby backs and a pork butt.
  7. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Tri tip looks awesome FBI................. nice job   [​IMG]

  8. Nice   looks good

  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

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