Smoking Tri-Tip

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bagman, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. bagman

    bagman Newbie

    [​IMG]I'm going to smoke 6 3lb tri-tips in my propane smoker using a butt rub with an appr. cooking time of 2-3 hrs. Should I use a mop and if so any ideas?
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey bagman.
    Never smoked a tri-tip myself so I did some searching on the site and wasn't able to find much on anyone mopping theirs so it may not be necessary.
    135-150 was about the average temp range they seem to be cooked at.
    Hopefully someone with some tri-tip experience will catch this thread and be able to help you out a bit more.
    Good luck!
  3. tikiboy

    tikiboy Newbie

    I don't think you need to mop a tri-tip since it is such a short smoke time. I usually mist with apple juice when I open my smoker at around the 2 hour mark to turn the trip-tip over. As long as you pull out of the smoker around 130 deg, it will be moist and flavorfull.
  4. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I dont mop Tri-tips, but if you would, use butter.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have smoked a couple of tri tips and I didn't mop or spirtz them and they came out just fine. You have a short smoke so you shouldn't have a problem.
  6. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    I never mopped them either, I've done tons of those on the BBQ with smoke. Just get those off when the internal is 140-150. They have so much flavor I barely rub them even. Good stuff!
  7. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tri Tip is one of my favorite meats. I do not smoke them but rather grill them with olive oil, salt, pepper. I have tried with rubs and all kinds of marinades etc but the best ones are oil salt and pepper on the grill
  8. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    I got a couple ok six untrimmed tri-tips on sale today, nice sum a ma mitches, I am going to smoke two over nite on the traeger and see how it goes, I am going to leave them on the smoke setting.

    I Smoke lots of tri-tip but usually do it at about 300-350 degrees, no mop and like stated above salt pepper, but I also add granulated garlic.

    I do like to use my wood burning BBQ pit for the the tips too.
  9. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have a Traeger too. Let me know how they turn out.
    Can't wait for the Q View.......
  10. flatbroke

    flatbroke Smoking Fanatic

    Will do, I am just now going to change the Foil and get er ready. I will start it after we finish watching Grand Torino.
  11. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I rub mine with CBP, Kosher salt, & garlic. No mop..Doesn't need it.

    Pull it at 140-145 and let er rest awhile.
  12. Love tri tips smoked, that's a quick 2-3 hour smoke. I put a water pan to get some moisture in the air, no mopping needed, pull um off 135 - 150 tender and tasty each time. you'll see, it's a nice piece of meat to smoke, so tasty and tender.
  13. so from reading im guessing a tri tip is averaged at 1hr per pound on the [email protected]

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