Smoking a Tri tip this nice cold Thursday

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tonyhoods, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. How's it going every one, happy new year, need a lil advice here, I'm smoking a 5 pound Tri tip today, what should my internal temp should be? I know it's a bigger piece of meat so it's not gonna cook in 2 hours, what should be my turn around time more or less? Using the low and slow method since it's freezing out here I know my smoker is gonna have a hard time staying hot
  2. Try a reverse sear. For med rare smoke at 200°-225° till a IT of 120° then move to a screaming hot grill or heavy pan to finish.

    Happy smoken.

  3. joopster

    joopster Smoking Fanatic

    What's left today use tomorrow on some tacos....yum.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You'll be surprised Tri tip doesn't take long to cook because it's not very thick. I have had 5-6 pound tips done in 1 1/2 hours (IT of 130) running the smoker at 250-265.

    As far as what IT to cook to, that depends on how you like your steak cooked. Rare 120-125, medium rare 130-135 medium 140-145 well 150-155.
  5. Awesome thanks guys so just wait till my internal temp is about 145 pull it out wrap it n let it sit for about 45 mins?
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes if you are looking for medium. Regardless of IT you want to wrap and rest 45mins prior to slicing.
  7. bworthy

    bworthy Smoke Blower

    Looks like Dirtsailer has you covered and yes, go with the reverse sear!

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