Tri tip in the cold weather...

Discussion in 'Beef' started by worktogthr, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, I defrosted a tri tip and since smoked on my weber is my favorite way to prepare it, I will brave the unseasonably cold weather. Here she is, about 1.75 pounds:


    And with a coating of Worcester and my new favorite seasoning blend:


    Game plan is to cook on the weber indirect at about 350 until it reaches about 110-115 and then reverse sear it until it gets to about 125 at the thickest point. That way I get some rare for myself and some medium rare for my wife and daughter. Going to use some mesquite and cherry. I'll be back!
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We'll be here watching... [​IMG]
     
  3. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Ewwwwwheee. Can't wait to see this.
     
  4. c farmer

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

    I will be cooking with ya in the cold.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well, cooked fast, maybe 35 minutes because the temps were running high and it was a thin piece. Pulled at 125.
    Foil, towel, coolered it until dinner time.
     
  6. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Alright, let's see that thing sliced up!
     
  7. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Well here it is after a nap in the cooler...

    And all that lovely juice...

    The big reveal...

    And some sliced/dinner shots...


    Added a little guacamole on there...

    Overall, it came out great. Tenderness was great and the rub really gave it a great flavor. The doneness was perfect because some was medium rare and some was was medium which my wife and daughter prefer. Would have liked more smokiness but that's probably a result of the short cook time. Wasn't going to go out too many times to check the grill temp. It was todo damn cold haha. Thanks for looking!
     
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  8. c farmer

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

    Looks great.
     
  9. hickorybutt

    hickorybutt Smoking Fanatic

    Dang son. Looks good
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A fine looking piece of beef. Salute!

    Disco
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have got to fine me one of those, they look delicious!

    Great looking smoke!
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty lookin TT, nice smoke !
     
  13. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words everyone!  I am getting depressed as my stockpile of tri tip is dwindling and it has become one of my favorite cuts of beef.  Found a bunch at a local supermarket over the summer and jammed them in my already crowded freezer.  Haven't seen the cut anywhere since.  Hopefully the meat gods will smile upon me and just as I run out, there will be a fresh supply.  I'll just have to keep checking the stores every day..like I do already haha.
     
  14. It looks very tasty! I found a deal a while back on them and bought a 50 LB case.

    Happy smoken.

    David 
     
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking tri tip! Nice Smoke!

    I didn't get my usual fill this past year as the prices were to high and it never went on sale! I like to put the Tri tip in the Mini-wsm when the temps are low like 180° and let the temps rise up to about 265°. This gives the Tri-tip a good amount of smoke. Cook time still isn't very long 1- 1 1/2 hours to reach an IT of 130°.
     

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